Preparing for the CFCS Exam

Preparing for the CFCS Exam

Registering to take and pass the exam is a commitment, and we’ve built our study materials to help you succeed. When you register for the CFCS exam, the following materials are included: Prep Webinar Series, Online Prep Course, Study Manual, Practice Test, and the Guidance and Tips Package. We have also created a 8 week study plan that you can use to get started.

The Online Prep Course offers in-depth coverage of the content and concepts included on the CFCS exam. The courses’ 12 chapters cover the key areas tested on the exam, including Compliance Programs, Money Laundering, Fraud, Anti-Corruption, Cybersecurity, Tax Evasion and more.

Dozens of video interviews with noted financial crime experts provide real-world insights and enliven the course content throughout. The course also guides attendees through more than 50 practice questions and equips attendees with test-taking tips and insights needed to excel.

The Online Prep Course is included as part of the certification package, and can be accessed online at any time after candidates register. The course is entirely self-paced and can be completed at the candidate’s discretion.

The 72 questions on this practice exam are designed to reflect the content and structure of actual exam questions. Candidates can take the exam as many times as they like, at their own pace. It is a very useful way to identify areas where further study may be required, check a candidate’s progress, and gauge readiness for the certification exam. If candidates are timing themselves based on the amount of time allotted for the actual exam, the practice test should take two hours to complete.

The Study Manual is your primary resource to prepare for the CFCS exam, and a great tool to gain knowledge on the financial crime field in general. Over 350 pages, the Manual explores the 12 areas that compose the financial crime landscape, including money laundering, fraud, corruption, cybersecurity, tax evasion and more. The Study Manual also includes about 20 practice questions and rationales that help candidates understand how to approach exam questions, and links and references for additional reading.