International Foundation for Protection Officers

July 25, 2017 – MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, has formed a strategic partnership with the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) to provide a comprehensive suite of financial crime prevention and cyber education training and resources to IFPO members.

The partnership leverages the breadth of expertise available from ACFCS and its sister organization Cybint, and the reputation and reach of IFPO, a powerful combination that provides a suite of proven tools to enhance the knowledge and skills of those in the financial and cyber crime prevention field.

Along with training and other professional resources,  ACFCS and Cybint leaders will offer presentations, training and other participation at IFPO-sponsored activities and events,  sharing best practices and their expertise.

“IFPO enjoys an excellent reputation in the financial crime prevention field, and we are very excited to partner with the organization,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “We share the same commitment to financial crime and cyber crime prevention and I am confident that our combination of resources will strengthen our overall industry.”

“We believe that education is an essential part of professional development for those charged with protecting others,” added IFPO Executive Director, Sandi J. Davies. “This strategic partnership with ACFCS enhances the breadth of our offerings and access to industry-leading expertise.”

The 2017 ACFCS financial crime conference will be October 16-17 at The Hyatt Regency, Boston. The conference was designed for the new reality of financial crime detection and prevention. Now in its sixth year, the conference has become a gathering place for subject matter experts, thought leaders and seasoned professionals in all fields fighting financial crime – compliance, law enforcement, regulatory and civil society. IFPO members will receive a $200 discount off ACFCS conference registration with coupon code IFPO200. Registration is now open and more information can be found at:



The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.


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