Certify your AML and Financial Crime Knowledge

The CAMS Certification

In 2001, ACAMS set out with the mission to set an international standard for testing the knowledge of those entrusted with the detection and prevention of money laundering. What sprang from that concept was the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS ) Certification. Since its inception, CAMS has become the gold standard in AML certifications and is recognized by private institutions, governments and law enforcement.

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The ACAMS Advanced Certification Programs

Once a professional earns the CAMS certification, and is ready to elevate his/her career to the next stage, he/she chooses an advanced certification to specialize in. Students of the programs engage in intensive self-study and research, attend a three-day live course, and submit as their final assessment a whitepaper on an approved topic.

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ACAMS does not offer academic degrees. Specifically, the CAMS and Advanced CAMS programs are a non-credit offering. Candidates will not earn academic credit as result of completing these programs. Successful CAMS and Advanced CAMS candidates receive a certificate upon finishing the program and can use the designations of CAMS, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI based on the program they complete.