EXAM CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY

The CFCS certification examination was constructed according to the same nationally recognized psychometric standards as other distinguished professional certifications.

To ensure the exam met the highest industry standards, hundreds of top financial crime prevention professionals, psychometricians, and certification experts devoted many hours of their time to offer answers, analysis and insight in commentary through an extensive worldwide survey and in-depth live and virtual thought leadership roundtables.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND APPRECIATION

The CFCS Examination Preparation Study Manual was written and edited with the outstanding contributions of experts and specialists. ACFCS extends special thanks and acknowledgment to these financial crime professionals who shared their expertise and assistance.

Beth Berenbaum
AML Consultant

Samantha Dillhoff
Fraud Specialist

Matteson Ellis, Esq.
Miller and Chevalier

JR Helmig
Leveraged Outcomes

Bud Heng
US OCDETF Pacific Region

Ron King
Retired

Rebecca LaPorte
AIG Advisor Group

John Lash, Esq.
BDO

Moyara Rueshen
Monterey Institute of International Studies

Sarah Satten
Wells Fargo & Company

Margaret S. Silvers
Wells Fargo & Company

Sandra Stibbards
Camelot Investigations

Swathi Perpati
Ernst & Young

Mohammad Zraiqat
Pelican

RECOGNITION OF THE FINANCIAL CRIME SPECIALISTS WHO ASSISTED IN CONSTRUCTING THE CFCS CERTIFICATION

ACFCS extends special thanks and acknowledgment to these financial crime professionals who shared their expertise in the creation of the CFCS Certification Examination.

Heather Adams
Accenture

Albert Allison
Office of the City Auditor

Scott Andersen
KRyS Global

Carlota Arias
Lozano Consultores

Kenneth Barden, Esq. 

Dan Barta
SAS

Beth Berenbaum
AML Consultant

Juan Ducali
United Nations Federal Credit Union

Annette Escobar, Esq.
Astigarraga Davis

Stanley I. Foodman
Foodman & Associates, P.A.

Brian Golden
HSBC

Amanda GoreB
otswana Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime

JR Helmig
Leveraged Outcomes

Elizabeth Henry
Western Union

Katya Hirose
FTI Consulting

Steven Johnston, Esq.
Economic Crime Unit of Alberta Justice

Marie Kerr
Shamrock Consulting Group

Ron King
Retired

Ben Knieff
NICE Actimize

Nikki Kowalski, Esq.
JPMorgan Chase

Ken Krys
KRyS Global

Joram Borenstein 
Nice Actimize

Daniel P. Boylan 
Bank of America

Lorice E. Brown
Financial Services Commission

Alice Cambell
Research and Litigation Services

Jeff Chapman
IBM i2

Martin Chung
ICDD Pte Ltd

Rebecca LaPorte
FINRA

John Lash, Esq.
BDO

Tom Lasich
International Centre for Asset Recovery

Allen G. Love
TD Bank

Alberto Lozano, Esq.
Lozano Consultores

Michael M. Martens
Wells Fargo & Company

Isabel Medrano
WestStar Bank

Michael McDonald, Esq.
Michael McDonald & Associates

Tina Miller, Esq.
Farrell & Reisinger

Deborah Morrisey
DHS – ICE – HIS

Pamela C. Ogle
Wells Fargo & Company

Natasha Pankova Taft
Bank Hapoalim

Holly R. Park
Wells Fargo

Paul E. Pelletier, Esq.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky

Ron Penninger
IBM i2

Lynn Correia  
Kroll Advisory Group

Annette Dance 
Wells Fargo and Company

Nyron Davidson
Ameritrade

Delina Dhamo
National Bank of Egypt

Samantha Dillhoff 
Fraud Specialist

Sonia Desai 
Charles Schwab

Patricia Potts
Sightspan

Saskia Rietbroek
AML Services International, LLC

Guillermo Rodriguez
Bangkok Bank NY Branch

Louis Sapirman
Dun and Bradstreet

Nicole Saqui, Esq.
Conrad & Scherer, LLP

Sara L. Satten
Wells Fargo

Lisa Schor Babin
Dun and Bradstreet

Donald C. Semesky
Financial Operations Consultants

Stephen J. Shine, Esq.
Prudential Financial

Margaret S. Silvers
Wells Fargo

Jeffrey Sklar
SHC Consulting Group, LLC

James Slear
Thompson Coburn

Steve Smith
SRS Consulting, Inc.

Delena Spann
United States Secret Service