Dec. 6, 2016 – WINNIPEG, MB: Booth University College and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) have partnered to bring ACFCS expertise into course content and provide Booth UC students with a unique gateway to becoming CFCS-certified, and further their careers in the financial crime prevention arena.

“The risk and impact of financial crimes in both private and public sectors has increased significantly over the last few decades, which has served to increase the need for individuals skilled in the white collar crime detection and prevention field,” said Angela Davis, head of Booth UC’s Business program and a CFCS-certified professional. “We are excited to be able to offer this new Financial Crimes major in September 2017 and to partner with ACFCS to bring its innovative training and state-of-the-art certification to our students and alumni.”

“Achieving success in the ongoing battle against financial crime takes the commitment and partnership of the education, private and public sectors,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “We’re very pleased to partner with Booth University College in providing its students and alumni community forward-thinking training and state-of-the-art certification on financial crime detection and prevention.”

Through this strategic educational partnership, ACFCS is working with Booth UC’s Business Administration program to incorporate materials from the ACFCS certification program into two of the required courses for Booth’s new financial crimes major. Students will benefit from receiving a comprehensive overview of the financial crime field, which will better prepare them for careers related to financial crime detection and prevention, and they’ll be better prepared to take the CFCS examination. Booth students will receive a free ACFCS membership and will be able to take the exam at a significantly reduced cost. The free membership also provides students with information and training content through webinars, podcasts, online on-demand education, and other services.

The CFCS credential is the only certification to verify knowledge and skills across all areas of financial crime. For more information on the Association and their certification program, visit For more information on Booth UC’s Business Administration program and the new Financial Crimes major, visit


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for private and public sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA-corruption, fraud, data analytics and security, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

About Booth University College
Booth University College is a growing undergraduate Christian institution built on 34 years of excellence, offering a range of academic programs. Centrally located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Booth University College reflects The Salvation Army’s deep involvement in service to the community and is committed to “Education for a Better World”. As described in its mission statement, the University College educates students to understand the complexities of our world, to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be active contributors to society, and to know how Christian faith compels them to bring hope, social justice and mercy into our world.