Become a Certified Financial Crime Specialist Today

Whether it’s cyber fraudsters or human traffickers, corrupt officials or tax evaders, financial crime professionals are facing a wider and more complex landscape of risks and threats than ever before. The Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential is the only certification to respond to this need for professionals with diverse skills and broad-based knowledge across the financial crime spectrum.

We recently updated our CFCS Study Manual with a new and improved format, new section on human trafficking, new section on internal fraud, updated sections on fraud in financial reporting and customer due diligence, and much more

AML, Fraud, Corruption, Cyber-security, Sanctions, Terrorist Financing, Investigations, Asset Recovery, Compliance Programs

The CFCS Advantage

CFCS is an internationally recognized, elite standard for financial crime compliance professionals in over 80 countries and jurisdictions. By taking a convergent holistic 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. 

Why Become 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 provides many benefits including:
  • Enables institutions to cross-train compliance teams across the spectrum of financial crime.
  • Improves communication, coordination and cooperation among different financial crime teams.
  • Improves efficiency, effectiveness and results.
  • Enables individuals to rise in their careers and arm themselves with knowledge in over 12 financial crime topics.
  • CFCS bridges the gap between fincrime risks operations face, budgets needed to mitigate those risks and what regulators consider a strong compliance program, a true ally of law enforcement.

The CFCS Package Includes:

  • Newly revised CFCS Exam Study Manual - 6th Edition
  • CFCS Online Prep Course - 11 hours
  • Online Practice Exam
  • New Audio Book
  • CFCS Exam Prep Webinar
  • CFCS Exam - 4 hours, 145 question proctored exam
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Flash Cards (coming soon)

The Steps to Getting CFCS Certified

Step 1
Step 1

STEP 1: Qualify and Apply

Check your eligibility with our calculator here and apply if eligible.  Candidates must prepare and submit certain documentation prior to scheduling the CFCS exam, including two professional references and documenting a required number of continuing education credits.

Step 2
Step 2

STEP 2: Purchase a CFCS Package

CFCS Certification Package includes a host of study materials including a newly updated study manuals, an 11 hour online course, audio book and more.

Step 3
Step 3

STEP 3: 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 4
Step 4

STEP 4: Registering For Your CFCS Exam & Passing

Once you’ve completed your preparations for the exam, you can schedule your time and date to sit for the CFCS exam at one of the 900 secure testing centers worldwide. You’ve worked hard to prepare, good luck on your exam! Click below to see available testing centers.

Certification Pricing and Options

You must have an active membership to pursue CFCS certification. 

If a new member, please make a selection below – 1, 2, or 3 year membership.  If you are an existing member,  please choose “Certification for Existing Members” below. 

Private Sector

$ 1245

Government

$ 745

Student

$ 745

Private Sector

$ 1425

Government

$ 860

Student

$ 860

Private Sector

$ 1585

Government

$ 970

Student

$ 970

Private Sector

$ 995

Government

$ 600

Student / Educator

$ 600

Interested in Group Certification? Contact us for special discounted rates.