Recertifying your advanced specialist-level certification demonstrates your expertise, experience, and commitment to professional development at the highest level.
Make recertification your next step.
For full details of the advanced specialist-level recertification process, download your certification’s candidate handbook. If you have any questions or need further assistance with your recertification application, please contact us.
To complete your advanced specialist-level recertification, ACAMS asks you to provide evidence of your continuing education in the form of recertification credits. All of your credits must have been earned in the three years since you obtained your advanced specialist-level certification (or since your most recent recertification).
To recertify any of the advanced specialist certifications, you need 45 recertification credits. 15 of these must come from training provided by ACAMS.
You can earn recertification credits for:
- Each year you have held uninterrupted ACAMS membership
- Each year of relevant professional experience you have
- Each hour of relevant educational training you have completed (ACAMS and non-ACAMS provided)
- Other professional accomplishments
For details on applicable recertification credits, please refer to the recertification information inside your candidate handbook.
Recertification Fees and Deadlines
You need to complete your recertification three years after obtaining your advanced-specialist level certification, or three years after your most recent recertification. For example, if you obtained your certification in 2020, you would need to recertify in 2023.
We offer three recertification options, each with different costs:
Early application by Oct 1: US$200
For applications and payments submitted on or before October 1. If you obtained your certification in 2020 (during any month), your early application deadline will be October 1, 2023.
Regular application by Dec 15: US$250
For applications and payments submitted on or before December 15. If you obtained your certification in 2020 (during any month), your regular application deadline will be December 15, 2023.
Late application by Mar 31: US$300
If you miss the deadlines above, you can submit a late application. Your application and payment must be received by March 31. If you obtained your certification in 2020 (during any month), your late application deadline will be March 31, 2024.
If you miss the late application deadline, you can no longer submit an application. Your designation will expire, and to become a certified advanced specialist again you will need to reapply and retake the exam. For more information, please contact your account manager.