A Cost-Effective Solution to Obtaining Investigations Training

In order to help your teams adopt a money laundering investigative mindset to better identify and disrupt financial crimes, ACAMS created this investigations training Certificate Course.

The knowledge gained from this AML training helps your teams identify and investigate when to file meaningful SARs/STRs through understanding of related regulations and legal processes. Your teams will develop an investigative mindset that relies on intuition, knowledge of financial crime typologies, continued vigilance and more. The ACAMS Investigations Certificate Course also addresses the institutions with or without a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and related best practices including when to engage rapid response teams.

Participants who successfully complete the Investigations Certificate course receive*:

  • A certificate of completion proving their commitment to protecting their institution from financial crimes by demonstrating understanding of Investigations
  • Four CAMS credit hours to keep them on track towards CAMS certification or CAMS recertification

*Additionally, an introductory first year of ACAMS membership and all accompanying benefits is included with registration for ACAMS Certificates courses. Membership includes ongoing education and information resources on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and other financial crimes.

In four weeks participants complete a mix of self-paced and live assignments:

  • A 30-minute video on the essentials of Investigations, packed with historical examples, what-ifs, poll questions and other activities to fully engage the learner
  • Two 90-minute interactive live virtual classrooms which include case studies, Q&A sessions, polling and practice questions focusing on Investigations
  • 15-minute homework encouraging engagement with the community of their peers
  • 15-minute final assessment

Investigations Certificate Course System requirements

Investigations is compatible with most operating systems and browsers to make it easy for everyone to participate. The course uses:

  • WebEx Event Center (not compatible with tablets or smartphones)
  • MP4 format video
  • The ACAMS Learning Management System (LMS) (https://acams.exceedlms.com)

*To earn the certificate you must pass the assessment within the 4 weeks


ACAMS Members *Non-Members
$395 $495
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Start Dates

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  • Course Start Date: October 19, 2017

    Live events: 12 PM ET
    October 26 and November 2
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  • Course Start Date: November 2, 2017

    Live events: 12 PM ET
    November 9 and November 16
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  • Course Start Date: November 30, 2017

    Live events: 12 PM ET
    December 7 and December 14
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