Feb. 16, 2018 – MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, has added to its comprehensive suite of offerings with the new and enhanced CFCS 2.0 exam, complete with updated, interactive online training materials, and a new anti-money-laundering (AML) overview course.

The new and improved CFCS 2.0 exam and training materials will be available beginning early March. The revised package is the result of a months-long collaboration of financial crime experts, who revised two-thirds of exam questions and assisted with expanding and overhauling the exam prep materials, adding new resources and updating existing ones.

Collectively, these changes represent the most significant improvement to the CFCS certification since its inception in 2013.

The new online prep course offers in-depth coverage of the content and concepts included on the CFCS exam, with 12 chapters covering the key areas tested on the exam, including compliance programs, money laundering, fraud, anti-corruption, cybersecurity, tax evasion and more. The exam itself features new and updated questions and topic areas.

Hand-in-hand with the new exam and prep materials, ACFCS has also launched AML 360 – Going Beyond the Basics, a comprehensive overview of money laundering and financial crime.

This extensive online training was created for the new reality of financial crime, beginning with an in-depth review of AMLtraining topics and best practices, then going beyond to cover the intersections of money laundering with cybercrime, corruption, tax evasion and fraud.

Available as a complete seven-hour training package, or by single chapters, the course is ideal for AML compliance professionals at all levels, and for cross-training other professionals in key financial crime areas.  It includes 30-plus scenario-based review questions to validate knowledge and skill.  Features include:

  • Money laundering methods, techniques, red flags and key risk areas
  • Guidance on financial crime risks in emerging technologies
  •  Insights on how AML professionals can support detection and prevention efforts related to cybercrime, fraud, anti-corruption and more

“We’re extremely pleased to launch the new exam and prep materials, as well as the new AML overview,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “These cutting-edge educational materials reflect our commitment to provide the latest and most robust training available for financial crime professionals.”

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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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