As crypto markets change, you need to be ready to react. Our new, crypto-focused AFC certification will help you future-proof your AML expertise.
When combined with 18 months to two years of financial crime compliance experience, earning the Certified Cryptoasset AFC Specialist Certification (CCAS) means that an individual has the knowledge necessary to manage the risk of, and comply with regulations related to, financial crime in the context of the crypto sector.
CCAS has been developed in conjunction with representatives from the cryptoasset sector, AML/CTF professionals, and other subject matter experts from a regulatory and law enforcement background. CCAS fills a gap in the market for a cryptocurrency AML certification – for both individual AML professionals and entire cryptoasset compliance functions.
This cryptocurrency compliance certification program enables organizations to contextualize the threat cryptoassets pose, establish an effective risk appetite, and demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.
Benefits of Obtaining CCAS
ACAMS certifications are internationally renowned and recognized. Those who earn the CCAS designation will be distinguished as authorities on AML/CFT in the crypto space.
Earning CCAS provides many career benefits for professionals, including:
As well as providing your employees with training and awareness in a fast-evolving environment, CCAS offers future proofing against exposure to cryptoassets.
By employing those who have attained this crypto certification, organizations can demonstrate that their employees meet a specialized standard of knowledge relating to managing the risk of, and complying with regulations related to, financial crime.
Building a CCAS-certified team enables your organization to:
- Identify and mitigate crystallized and emerging crypto financial crime threats, and apply suitable controls
- Ensure your employees’ skills remain sharp and their knowledge current, through study, exam preparation, and a continuing education requirement
- Enhance your commitment to compliance in the eyes of regulators and other stakeholders
Who is CCAS For?
CCAS is designed for professionals working in the crypto sector, with responsibility for cryptocurrency compliance and managing the risks of cryptoasset-related financial crime.
This cryptocurrency AML certification is also appropriate for individuals who want to expand their knowledge and better apply their skills to the crypto sector. This includes CAMS, CKYCA, CTMA, or CAFCA certified.
CCAS Course Content
This certification program includes key topics relevant to the cryptoasset sector. The training course incorporates three ACAMS online certificate courses:
- AML Foundations for Cryptoasset and Blockchain
- Cryptoasset and Blockchain
- Risk Management Programs for Cryptoasset and Blockchain
Candidates will also receive study materials to help them prepare with confidence for the exam.
How to Get Certified
CCAS Exam Packages
Virtual Classroom Bundle
|Electronic Study Guide (PDF)||
|Six 2-hour Live Online Classes||
|The CCAS Exam||
Developed to the same quality standard as the certification exam, the practice exam is included in your certification package as part of the study materials, and will provide you with the best chance of getting certified by:
- Exposing you to samples of certification exam questions
- Building confidence in readiness for the certification exam
- Helping you study in an interactive e-learning environment
- Covering the topic areas included in the actual exam
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CCAS Virtual Classroom Series Schedule
Virtual Classroom is a live web-based study course that includes two-hour virtual classes every week, over a six-week period. It provides candidates with additional guided instructions to help them retain and reinforce key concepts covered in the CCAS Study Guide.
Disability Service Accommodations
Requests for Disability Service Accommodations:
ACAMS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals 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. If you have a disability as defined under local, applicable law, please contact the Accommodation Coordinator for a request form and information.
The first step in the accommodation process is to contact our Disability Services.
Disability Services Accommodation Coordinator
Phone: +1 786 871 3062
Fax: +1 866 494 0040
After you initiate contact, the Accommodation Coordinator will ask you to complete the accommodation request form specifying your impairment and the requested accommodation. In addition to the form, you must provide recent (generally no more than five years old) certification and/or documentation from a qualified medical or educational professional that (a) provides a specific diagnosis; and (b) recommends specific accommodations that might be helpful to the applicable setting and request based on the diagnosis.
When completing the form, add your application number (e.g., CAMS099887766), and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure ACAMS properly receives your accommodation request. The Accommodation Coordinator will contact you with further information.The Accommodation Coordinator will evaluate your request and supporting documentation and request or obtain any additional input, including supporting documentation as appropriate to determine whether your request can reasonably be granted. If your request is granted, the Accommodation Coordinator will work with you to implement the request. If your request is denied or deemed unreasonable, the Accommodation Coordinator will engage in a dialog with you to explore any alternative reasonable accommodation options, if appropriate.
Once accommodations have been implemented, you should continue to work with Disability Services on any accommodation-related needs. If you experience difficulty in implementing or obtaining approved accommodations, you must notify the Accommodation Coordinator immediately upon identification of concern for assistance in rectifying the situation as appropriate.
Requests are reviewed on an individual and rolling basis. Please note, the time for approval could potentially affect the timeframe for testing with approved accommodation.
If you have a complaint, please contact email@example.com. If you believe you have been discriminated against due to a disability you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to address the immediate situation. You will be contacted by the Certification Manager.