CAMS Examination Application

  • How can I access the exam application?

    The CAMS Examination application can be found in the Candidate Handbook available for download on the ACAMS site.

  • Do I need to submit a completed application at the time of purchase, or can I submit the application at a later time?

    Candidates may pay for their certification prior to submitting their application; however, the application process is not complete until they have submitted their paperwork and ACAMS has approved their application.

  • Can I submit a digital version of my supporting documents?

    Yes, you are able to provide softcopies of your supporting documentation. Please send your application and supporting documentation to certification@acams.org.

  • Where can I see the status of my CAMS application?

    ACAMS processes exam applications within 7 business days. However, incomplete applications will take longer to process. Please contact ACAMS at certification@acams.org if you have not received a response within the designated timeframe.

  • How long do I have to take the CAMS exam from the day I pay?

    You have 6 months from the day you receive your examination voucher code. This typically coincides with payment, but it can take 1-2 days longer to receive voucher code.

  • How can I submit my application?

    Please submit applications to certification@acams.org.

  • Is there a web form for the CAMS application?

    ACAMS will be launching a virtual application for the CAMS Examination in 2016.

  • Do all professional references need to work at the same organization?

    No, we would prefer if they were not all from the same organization.

  • Is the CAMS application transferable?

    The CAMS application is not transferable, however, the CAMS Examination payment may be transferable. The individual to whom the payment is being transferred will need to submit his/her own application for approval.

  • Is there a government discount offered for the CAMS exam?

    Yes, you may view the public sector pricing here http://www.acams.org/earn-the-aml-certification-gold-standard/#step-2.

CAMS Examination Eligibility

  • What supporting documentation do I need to provide as proof of a higher education degree?

    Please provide ACAMS with official transcripts or copy of your diploma.

  • What are the eligibility requirements to take the CAMS exam?

    A full list of eligibility requirements can be found in the Candidate Handbook. However, at a minimum, you will need to be a member of ACAMS and qualify with a minimum of 40 credits.

  • Would you accept credits from outside training?

    Yes, you are able to apply credits from third party organizations towards your CAMS certification application.

  • Am I eligible to take the CAMS exam if I do not hold a higher education degree?

    Yes, you may qualify using a combination of other eligibility criteria categories. Please reference the Eligibility Criteria matrix in the CAMS Candidate Handbook.

  • Do the 6 credits for the online preparation seminar count towards my certification?

    Yes, the credits for the CAMS Online Preparation Seminar count towards the 40 required credits.

  • Does the higher education degree need to be financially related in order to be eligible for CAMS credits?

    Qualifying degrees can be in any field of study, however, they must be issued by a college or university.

  • Would internship experience be eligible for the professional credit towards the 40 credit requirement?

    Yes, however, the internship would need to be related to AML.

CAMS Examination Study Tools

  • How do I access the CAMS study materials?

    Upon payment of your certification package, ACAMS will provide you with a link which will take you to a page where you can download the CAMS Study Guide, Audiobook and Flashcards.

  • How can I access the audiobook version of the study guide?

    The audiobook is found on the same webpage as the CAMS Study Guide.

  • Is the study guide included in the CAMS exam price?

    Yes, the Study Guide is included in the CAMS Certification Package price.

  • Are there any additional resources or textbooks I could use to prepare for the CAMS exam?

    ACAMS has provided candidates with a multitude of preparation tools including CAMS Flashcards and the CAMS Audiobook. However, the CAMS Study Guide should be used as your primary tool for preparation.

  • Can I view the study guide on a Kindle?

    Yes, the CAMS Study Guide PDF is viewable on most e-readers.

  • How do I access the CAMS online preparation seminar?

    The CAMS Online Preparation Seminar is accessible through our Learning Management System, Exceed LMS.

  • Where can I find examples of the CAMS exam questions?

    Chapter 7 of the CAMS Study Guide contains 100 practice questions for your reference.

  • Can I access any of the four parts of the online preparation seminar after completing it?

    Yes, you may access all four parts upon completion of the course. However, completion of all four parts is necessary for full access.

  • Do you offer a printed version of the CAMS study guide?

    Yes, candidates may purchase a copy of the English Study Guide for $99.

CAMS Examination Registration (Webassessor)

  • How do I register to take the exam?

    You must first apply for the CAMS Examination. Once your application is approved and you have paid the certification fee, you will be emailed instructions on how to access Webassessor (www.webassessor.com), the test delivery platform for ACAMS.

  • When can I register to take the exam?

    Candidates are able to register for the exam as soon as they receive their examination voucher code

  • How do I reset my password to Webassessor.com?

    You will need to be logged in to Webassessor in order to change your password. Webassessor has a “Change Password” option at the top right of the screen.

  • What if I forgot my password to Webassessor?

    Webassessor has a “Forgot Password or Login” option. You will need to have your username handy. Your email address is the username for Webassessor.

Examination Scheduling

  • How do I find all available exam dates and locations?

    Candidates will need to login to their account in Webassesor (www.webassessor.com) to view available locations, dates and times for testing centers in their area.

  • Is it possible to take the exam during a conference?

    The CAMS Examination is only offered at testing centers. However, since ACAMS has over 800 testing centers worldwide, you may decide to schedule your examination to coincide with your participation at an ACAMS conference. A full list of available test centers can be found on the Kryterion site http://www.kryteriononline.com/Locate-Test-Center.

Rescheduling

  • Would I incur a fee for rescheduling the CAMS exam?

    Candidates may reschedule their exam at no cost to them prior to the 72-hour window. Cancellations and rescheduling prior to the 72-hour window can be done directly on the Webassessor site.

    Cancellations and rescheduling of your examination date within the 72-hour window will incur a fee. You will not be able to cancel or reschedule your examination through Webassessor if this is the case. You will need to contact ACAMS for assistance.

CAMS Examination Extensions

  • Can I request an extension for the CAMS exam?

    Yes, however, the price for a one-month extension is $100.

CAMS Examination

  • What is the duration of the CAMS exam?

    Test takers will have 210 minutes (3.5hours) to complete the CAMS Examination.

  • How long is my CAMS certification valid thru?

    The CAMS certification is valid for a period of (3) three years. Please see CAMS Recertification for more information.

Examination Day

  • What should I bring to be admitted the day of the exam?

    Please bring (1) one form of a current and valid government-issued identification bearing a photograph and a signature. The name on the identification must match the name used for registration.

  • What am I able to bring with me into the testing area?

    You are not allowed to bring anything into the testing area. You will be provided with a secured area where you can leave your personal belongings including cell phones. Anyone caught with a cell phone on their person during the examination will have their examination cancelled and will be asked to leave the testing center immediately.

  • Where can I park on the day of the exam?

    All test center locations must have onsite or nearby parking available for test takers.

  • Will the computer/equipment be provided at the test center?

    Yes, all test centers are fully equipped with computers and other necessary hardware/software.

CAMS Examination Results

  • What is the passing score for the CAMS exam?

    The passing score for the CAMS Examination is 69.

  • When will I know my test score?

    Your score is displayed upon submission of your examination. You will also be sent an email with your score. You should receive the email shortly after having submitted your examination.

  • Do you disclose test results by question or topic?

    We do not provide section scoring.

  • Are the test results disclosed to third parties? Are the test results public?

    Test results are not released to the public. However, ACAMS may disclose exam results to those organizations subsidizing the certification for their employees.

CAMS Certificate

  • Do you provide a certificate upon passing the CAMS exam?

    Yes, members can expect to receive their certificate 5-7 weeks from the day they passed the exam.

  • Can I receive a digital copy of my CAMS certificate?

    ACAMS does not typically provide digital copies of certificates. However, under special circumstances, you may request a copy.

  • Can my company issue a press release announcing that I achieved my CAMS?

    Yes, a press release will be mailed to you with your CAMS Certificate. However, this is only a suggested template. Your company is welcome to use their own version.

  • Do I receive additional credits for passing the CAMS exam?

    Candidates do not receive credits for passing the exam.

CAMS Examination Retake

  • What happens if I failed the test?

    Candidates who fail are able to retake the examination 60-days after their previous attempt. The cost to retake the exam is $299 for private sector members and $199 for public sector members. Please email info@acams.org to request an invoice and if you have questions.

  • How long must I wait to retake the exam from my previous attempt?

    The mandatory waiting period is 60-days. There are absolutely no exceptions to the waiting period.

CAMS Graduate List

  • Is there an online directory of CAMS graduates?

    Yes, you may access the CAMS Graduate list here http://www.acams.org/aml-certifications/cams-graduates-index/. The graduate list update bi-weekly. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your name to appear on the website. If your name does not appear during within 2-3 weeks of having successfully completed the CAMS Examination, please contact info@acams.org.

CAMS Recertification

  • What are the recertification requirements?

    To maintain the CAMS credential, you must remain a member in good standing and accumulate a total of 60 qualifying credits every (3) three years. Those individuals who do not maintain an active membership run the risk of becoming decertified. Decertified individuals will need to retake the CAMS Examination. The application can be found online at http://www.acams.org/cams-recertification/. Contained within the application are the deadlines and cost for recertification.

  • When is my recertification due?

    Members are due to recertify every (3) three years from the year of their certification. For example, if Mary certified in 2013, her rectification year would be 2016.

  • Do I need to submit supporting documentation with my recertification application?

    You will not need to submit supporting documentation with your application. However, ACAMS conducts an audit of each recertifying class. Anyone selected to participate in the audit will need to provide all of their supporting documentation. Members who are not able to provide supporting documentation may be at risk of becoming decertified.

  • Do credits earned the same year I became CAMS count towards my recertification?

    Yes, as long as the credits were earned after you passed the CAMS Examination.

  • How can I earn online training credits towards my recertification?

    ACAMS has a full range of webinars for members to choose from as well as online certificate courses. Please visit the ACAMS training page (http://www.acams.org/aml-training-and-conferences/) on our website for more information.

  • How do I declare continuing education credits?

    You do not need to declare continuing education credits earned through ACAMS events. Please keep track of credits earned through outside organizations as these cannot be registered on your ACAMS profile.

  • How can I see the continuing education credits I have earned?

    You are able to view your ACAMS continuing education credits through your member profile in the Community section of the ACAMS site. To access your profile, please click on the “Community Login” option located at the top of the ACAMS site.

CAMS Credits

  • Do I earn any credits by taking any of the free webinars offered by ACAMS?

    Yes, ACAMS offers credits for all its live training events.