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CAFCA (Certified AML FinTech Compliance Associate) is a qualification for FinTech professionals, developed by FinTech professionals, and certified by ACAMS.

     

    CAFCA is designed specifically for the unique context of FinTechs. This associate-level certification enables individuals to demonstrate their financial crime prevention preparedness.

    CAFCA: Overview and Benefits

     

    CAFCA is the first FinTech compliance certification from ACAMS.

     

    FinTechs make change happen fast. And growth can come even faster. Financial crime prevention for FinTechs is different – this certification recognizes and responds to that.

     

    CAFCA is designed to upskill and empower the teams that FinTechs rely on to protect their organization. The program ensures they understand core FinTech compliance principles, functions, and risks. A fully certified team also demonstrates that your business takes financial crime risks seriously.

     

    The course content has been developed in partnership with FINTRAIL. FINTRAIL is a specialist FinTech and RegTech consultancy, supporting a global portfolio of rapidly scaling and established FinTech companies, and advising leading RegTech firms.

     

    Benefits of the ACAMS CAFCA Certification for organizations:

    • Provide a consistent global compliance training program across your organization
    • Standardize and benchmark the knowledge of all of your compliance professionals
    • Confidence that your compliance team is regulatory ready

     

    Benefits of the ACAMS CAFCA Certification for professionals:

    • Learn how to perform fundamental FinTech compliance activities
    • Validate your knowledge and experience, with a globally recognized certification
    • Become part of the diverse, international global ACAMS community

    About the CAFCA Program

    The CAFCA Certification program consists of an eight-hour digital course, and a proctored 90-minute exam. This course covers:

    1. Governance, guidance, and regulation
    2. Due diligence across customer types
    3. Payment screening and transaction monitoring
    4. Investigations, inquiries, and reporting
    5. Scaling anti-financial crime strategies

    Intended Audience for CAFCA

     

    For FinTechs, understanding and mitigating financial crime risk is essential for sustaining growth. Investors, customers, global regulators, and financial institutions that provide banking services all expect FinTechs to have a risk management plan in place, and a properly trained workforce.

     

    This program has been designed for:

    • Small start-ups, with staff in hybrid roles that include anti-money laundering (AML) tasks
    • Mid-sized FinTechs transitioning to a more structured AML program
    • Large FinTechs with dedicated compliance teams

     

    Roles include:

    • Compliance Analyst/Officer
    • Risk Analyst
    • AML Officer
    • AML Analyst/Associate
    • KYC Analyst/Associate
    • Compliance Monitoring Analyst
    • Money Launder Reporting Officer (MLRO)
    • FinTech Associate
    • Compliance Associate/Manager
    • Compliance Operations Analyst
    • Head of Compliance
    • Fraud Analyst/Associate

    How to Become a Certified AML FinTech Compliance Associate

    Join ACAMS

    An active ACAMS membership is required to apply for CAFCA.

    Apply to take the CAFCA exam

    Before the test, you need to submit an application.

    Study and schedule your exam

    Once your application is approved, you’ll receive instructions on how to prepare and take your exam.

    The CAFCA Exam

    Currently, ACAMS offers the CAFCA exam in English. Additional languages will follow.

     

     

     

    Standard Package
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CAFCA Exam
    E-Learning Course
    Private Sector
    $995
    Public Sector
    $995
    Standard Package
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CAFCA Exam
    E-Learning Course
    Private Sector
    $995
    Public Sector
    $995
    ACAMS offers online proctoring for all candidates taking their certification exams. For more information, visit the FAQ page.

    Optional Upgrades

    CAFCA Exam Retake
    $199.00
    CAFCA Exam Extension
    $100.00

    Disability Service Accommodations

     

    Requests for Disability Service Examination Accommodations:


     
    ACAMS® is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the extent practicable with documented disabilities as defined by local, applicable law. Our intent is to ensure that everyone who makes a request for accommodations is advised of the accommodation process as promptly as possible.
    Requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to test date.

     

    If you have a disability as defined under local, applicable law, please contact accommodations@acams.org to request Disability Service accommodations. The corresponding department will contact you with further information.

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