ACFCS wants to thank our beta test takers who helped update the CFCS credential to its stronger, 2.0 edition.Your participation demonstrates a commitment to a higher standard in financial crime detection and prevention, and we sincerely appreciate your professional, dedication and insights.

Beta participants completed a six-hour version of the test, and their results and commentary allowed ACFCS to finalize the current edition of the CFCS exam. Their work was an essential part of the review process.

To read more about their efforts, as well as the updated CFCS 2.0 as a whole, please click here or scroll lower.

First Name Last Name Organization
Michael Manolakis NBAD
Rob Good Signature Bank
James LeViness Investigative Resolutions Inc.
Anupama Putrevu Transfer To
Abdallah Almutasem Abdallah Alomari Red Flag Group
Dwane Brewster large bank
Stephanie Morgan Western Union
Wilson Erold Santander Bank, N.A.
Marlon Jones TD Bank
Heloise Bellamy Desjardins
Seth Nana Amoako financial institution
Hurshvardhan Sharan State Bank of India
Christine Cioffi Brunswick Bank and Trust
Lay Yeu Lee Standard Chartered Bank Private Banking
Leila Darvish TD Bank
Juliana Santos Self Employed
Ahmed Drissi Fiserv
Catherine Kagiso Moalusi Financial Intelligence Agency
Cynthia Hipolito Wells Fargo
Raphael Hytey Opportunity International
Andrea Kramer Fordham Law School
Iwan van Eer UBS AG
Sachin William HSBC Electronic Data Processing India Pvt Ltd
Amanda Bell The American National Bank of Texas
Bernadine Hankey Self Employed
Jon Bergevin DHA
Brandi Richards Raymond James Financial Inc.
Hagiga Ahmed First Abu Dhabi Bank (formerly First Gulf Bank)
Mauricio Lara Intertax
Sheri Lichtenstein Rivermark Community Credit Union
Sharon Hashimoto Scotiabank
Alison Garfield Charles Schwab
Arun Rajan Envestnet Yodlee
Eileen Labak John Hancock
Morgan Le Jeune PNC Bank
Mohammad Faizan Ullah Cognizant Technology Solutions
Uma Shankar Kalavagunta Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Thomas Mangine BMO Financial Group
Zhivka Borisova Bilfinger SE
Danielle Camner Lindholm Roaring Fork Strategies
David Chesworth Zag Bank
Riffat Sultana Invest Bank
Sunita Shetty-Ferrao Gulf International Bank B.S.C.
Anna Pogreb Payoneer
Abrar Mohar RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Angeline Fu TD Bank Group
Ronak Mahant ASB Bank
Andras Szirko The Risk Advisory Group
Adegbenga Koko ICICI Bank Canada
Llewellyn Almeida Societe Generale Group
James Moschetto Lighspeed Trading, LLC
Tristan Relly Deloitte
Thomas Anthony Citizenship by Investment Unit
Mi Sun Blanchard Umpqua Bank
Neeraa Seepersad-Mahase Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago
Russell Huffer Charles Schwab
Katharine Huffer corporate
Christopher Whalen Cyberspace
Georges Gharzouzi Scotiabank
Manoj Dave CIBC
Jennifer Mckinney Deloitte
Rohan Dighe American Home Assurance Company (AIG)
Timothy Richey MSTS, Inc.
Susan Dicks RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Andrew Peterson Minnesota National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
Brian Williams Asia Link Investigative Solutions
Joshua Ninson Opportunity International Savings and Loans
Sara Jones First Bank and Trust
Dustin Eaton Wells Fargo

Update details

The update to the exam was a multi-step process, starting with extensive work by a team of subject matter experts on the Exam Review Committee, who identified, revised and validated exam questions.

Over 70 financial crime professionals then took a “beta” version of the exam and provided feedback to improve it further, an effort ACFCS immensely appreciates.

To coincide with the new exam, ACFCS has expanded and overhauled its prep materials, with entirely new resources and big changes to existing ones. Collectively, these changes represent the most significant improvement to the CFCS since its inception in 2013.

What’s Different About CFCS 2.0?

  • New and Improved Exam Questions – About half of all exam questions are revised or newly written.
  • Updated Topic Areas – The exam and prep materials have been modernized to cover current issues like beneficial ownership, cryptocurrencies, trends in terrorist financing, cybercrime typologies, and more.
  • Enhanced Prep Materials – A new 11-hour online prep course, expanded Study Manual, new practice test items, and more are now available to CFCS candidates.
  • A Better, Fairer Exam – Questions identified as low-performing, outdated or problematic have been removed or revised.

To learn more about updates to the prep materials, please click here.

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To coincide with the launch of the CFCS 2.0 exam, ACFCS has updated and overhauled the CFCS Exam Prep Materials, including:

  • An extensive 5th Edition of the Study Manual with over 50 pages of new content on topics like digital currencies, terrorist financing, cybercrime trends and much more.
  • A brand new CFCS Online Prep Course that provides 11 hours of in-depth review, complemented by practice questions and video interviews with subject matter experts
  • Over 40 new items in the Online Practice Exam
  • CFCS Guidance and Tips, including a new 8-week study planner
  • Updated CFCS Prep Webinars, both live and recorded

Together, these changes represent the most significant expansion of resources for candidates since the launch of the CFCS certification. Learn more about the key improvements to the prep materials.

Ready to get certified but not sure where to start? While there are no set rules on how to prepare for the exam, ACFCS has laid out a suggested 8-week guide. Download our CFCS Study Plan to get started.