4 Easy Steps to Start the CAMS Certification Process

Earning the CAMS Certification can help to redefine your compliance career and make you more valuable to employers. Follow the simple steps below to determine your eligibility and start the process:

Qualifications and Application

  Amount Credits

Professional Experience

Each full year of professional experience up to 3 years
Professional certifications (financial related)*

Education & Training

AML Foundations Course
Associates Degree or equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
Master’s Degree/PhD/J.D. or equivalent
Hours of attendance at a live or online training event on the topic of money laundering (i.e. seminar, conference or webinar).


Please note: This calculator is simply a guide. Your eligibility is contingent upon approval of your application.

*Includes certifications such as CPA, CPP, CRCM, CFE, CPE, NASD Series, etc. The certification program must include a minimum of eight hours of instruction and a certification exam.

Visit our eligibility calculator to determine if you have the requisite background to qualify for the CAMS exam.

Submit your application through our new user-friendly online web form or download the candidate handbook and email it to certification@acams.org.

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Purchase Your CAMS Examination Package

The CAMS Examination Package includes the CAMS Study Guide. Your most valuable tool in preparation for the exam

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USD $1,145.00 USD $1,495.00

CAMS Virtual Classroom

Do you require guided instruction in your studies? ACAMS also offers the CAMS Virtual Classroom CAMS package which includes access to six 2-hour consecutive web-based courses which helps to structure and reinforce your studying. Learn more about this option.

Schedule Your Exam

Once your payment is received and application approved, you will be sent an ID number and instructions to schedule your examination. Refer to the Candidate Handbook for examination details. Testing centers are located across the globe at hundreds of locations. Click here to find a testing center near you.

Take the Exam

Join the ranks of thousands of professionals who have proven their AML knowledge by successfully taking and passing the CAMS examination. Examination results are available immediately upon passing the exam.

Get Started

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