CFCS Certification

A Full Spectrum of Protection

CFCS Certification

A Full Spectrum of Protection

BECOME A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL CRIME SPECIALIST TODAY

Financial crime professionals are facing a wider and more complex landscape of risks and threats than ever before. Whether it’s cyber fraud, human trafficking, or tax evasion, the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential is the only certification that arms certified crime professionals with the diverse skills and broad-based knowledge across the financial crime spectrum.

Woman studying to become a Certified Financial Crime Specialist
Man in suit studying for the CFCS Certification Exam

BENEFITS OF BEING CFCS CERTIFIED

At the heart of the strongest financial crime compliance programs are professionals with years of experience, but some institutions don’t have the budgets, resources or expertise at hand to appease regulators or properly identify financial crime risks in their institution.

The CFCS certification combats this and provides many benefits including:

  • Enabling institutions to cross-train compliance teams across the spectrum of financial crime

  • Improving communication, coordination, and cooperation among different financial crime teams.

  • Improving efficiency, effectiveness, and results.

  • Enabling individuals to rise in their careers and arm themselves with knowledge in over 12 financial crime topics.

  • Bridging the gap between financial crime risks operations face, budgets need to mitigate those risks and what regulators consider a strong compliance program, a true ally of law enforcement.

THE CFCS ADVANTAGE

CFCS is an elite standard for financial crime compliance professionals that is internationally recognized.
 
By taking a comprehensive approach, the certification allows banking and corporate compliance officers, law enforcement investigators, regulators, auditors and others to skillfully detect and prevent the broad array of risks that is the new reality of financial crime.
 
 

THE CFCS CERTIFICATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:

CFCS Exam Study Guide

CFCS Exam Study Manual

CFCS Online Exam Prep Courses

CFCS Online Prep Course

Online CFCS Practice Exams

Online Practice Exam

CFCS Exam Audiobook

CFCS Audio Book

CFCS Exam Preparation Webinar

CFCS Exam Prep Webinar

CFCS Example Exam

CFCS Exam – 145 question proctored exam, 4 hours

CFCS Certification

CFCS Credential, Certificate, and Digital Badge

CFCS Flashcards

Flash Cards (coming soon)

HOW TO GET CFCS CERTIFIED?

It starts with eligibility. Primary criteria for taking the CFCS exam includes 3 or more years of professional work experience in addition to completing the CFCS preparation course. By purchasing the CFCS Package you attest that you have the work experience and
will complete the preparation course.

You may also qualify with your education, prior industry training and other industry certifications.

Not sure if you qualify? We’re here to help. Contact Us.

Step 1

Purchase a CFCS Package

CFCS Certification Package includes a host of study materials including an extensive study manual, online course, audio book, and more.

Step 2

Self Study & Exam Preparation

We recommend about 40 - 50 hours of self-guided study, utilizing all prep resources, spaced out over a period of at least several weeks. Click below to see the sample study guide.

Step 3

Register for Your CFCS Exam & Pass

Once you've completed your preparation for the exam, you can schedule to sit for your CFCS exam from the convenience of your home through the Online Proctoring (OLP) network from Kryterion.

CFCS CERTIFICATION COST & PRICING OPTIONS

CERTIFICATION ONLY (FOR CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY)

Individuals

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Government*

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ACFCS Certification includes:

  • CFCS Exam Study Manual
  • CFCS Online Practice Exam Course
  • Online Practice Exam
  • CFCS Audio Book
  • CFCS Exam Prep Webinar
  • Flash Cards (coming soon)
  • CFCS Exam - 145 Question Proctored Exam, 4 hours
  • CFCS Credential, Certificate, and Digital Badge

CERTIFICATION + 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP

Individuals

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Government*

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For Companies

 

ACFCS Membership includes:

FINANCIAL CRIME ESSENTIALS

A one-hour overview course covers 12 key areas of the financial crime landscape, including money laundering, fraud, corruption and more.

FINCRIME BRIEFINGS

Receive our twice a week briefings featuring updates and guidance on the latest FinCrime news and regulatory changes.

FINCRIME JOURNAL DIGITAL MAGAZINE

Members will receive a quarterly digital magazine with financial crime updates, regional highlights, and more.

LIVE AND ON-DEMAND TRAINING

Unlimited access to ACFCS webinars, all led by expert speakers and moderators on the hottest topics in financial crime.

DISCOUNTS AND PREFERRED PRICING

Receive special discounts on our conferences, live and virtual training events, webinars, and CFCS certification.

CAREER CENTER

As a members-only benefit, we provide a searchable job database that allow members to post jobs applicable to the ACFCS community.

GLOBAL NETWORKING

Connect with members from around the world through our Chapters and social media groups.

CERTIFICATION + 3 YEAR MEMBERSHIP

Individuals

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Government*

Sold out

For Companies

 

ACFCS Membership includes:

FINANCIAL CRIME ESSENTIALS

A one-hour overview course covers 12 key areas of the financial crime landscape, including money laundering, fraud, corruption and more.

FINCRIME BRIEFINGS

Receive our twice a week briefings featuring updates and guidance on the latest FinCrime news and regulatory changes.

FINCRIME JOURNAL DIGITAL MAGAZINE

Members will receive a quarterly digital magazine with financial crime updates, regional highlights, and more.

LIVE AND ON-DEMAND TRAINING

Unlimited access to ACFCS webinars, all led by expert speakers and moderators on the hottest topics in financial crime.

DISCOUNTS AND PREFERRED PRICING

Receive special discounts on our conferences, live and virtual training events, webinars, and CFCS certification.

CAREER CENTER

As a members-only benefit, we provide a searchable job database that allow members to post jobs applicable to the ACFCS community.

GLOBAL NETWORKING

Connect with members from around the world through our Chapters and social media groups.

* To qualify for Government rate, purchase and account registration must be completed with a valid government employee email address.

See What Certified Financial Crime Specialists Are Saying

"The CFCS tests the skills necessary to fight financial crime. It's comprehensive. Passing it should be considered a mark of high achievement, distinguishing qualified experts in this growing specialty area."

KENNETH E. BARDEN 

(JD, Washington)

"It's a vigorous exam. Anyone passing it should have a great sense of achievement."

DANIEL DWAIN

(CFCS, Official Superior

de Cumplimiento Cidel

Bank & Trust Inc. Nueva York)

"The exam tests one's ability to apply concepts in practical scenarios. Passing it can be a great asset for professionals in the converging disciplines of financial crime."

MORRIS GUY

(CFCS, Royal Band of

Canada, Montreal)

"The Exam is far-reaching. I love that the questions are scenario based. I recommend it to anyone in the financial crime detection and prevention profession."

BECKI LAPORTE

(CFCS, CAMS Lead Compliance

Trainer, FINRA, Member Regulation

Training, Washington, DC)

"This certification comes at a very ripe time. Professionals can no longer get away with having siloed knowledge. Compliance is all-encompassing and enterprise-driven."

KATYA HIROSE
CFCS, CAMS, CFE, CSAR
Director, Global Risk
& Investigation Practice
FTI Consulting, Los Angeles

READY TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS
CFCS CERTIFICATION?