Download the Recertification

To apply for recertification, or to learn more about the process, click here to download the CFCS Recertification Handbook.


The financial crime field is in a state of constant change, and financial criminals are always adapting their methods and techniques. As a result, ACFCS requires professionals who hold the Certified Financial Crime Specialist credential to show that they are honing their abilities on an ongoing basis through recertification.

To recertify, Certified Financial Crime Specialists must document 60 continuing education credits over the course of three years, earned through training, education and professional experience, and be a current member at the time of recertification. By recertifying, professionals demonstrate their dedication to high standards in financial crime detection and prevention.

Sixty (60) continuing education (CE) credits must be earned within a three-year cycle following the year of certification, or prior recertification. Please refer to the table below for guidance on applicable continuing education and applied credits.