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ACAMS for Individuals

With ACAMS membership, you can become part of a global community dedicated to ending financial crime.

Join ACAMS, the industry’s largest international membership organization, supporting a community of 100,000 professionals. Together, we are dedicated to ending financial crime.

What are the Benefits of ACAMS Membership?


ACAMS membership benefits are designed to help you to learn, connect, and accelerate your career.

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Best-in-Class Peer Network

Our community spans 180 countries and regions, public and private sectors, and every industry that interacts with global financial systems. Connect with the people who make a difference.

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Exclusive Content

ACAMS Today is our member magazine – written by members, for members. It covers cutting-edge topics from a first-hand perspective. Exclusive access to ACAMS Today is included within your ACAMS membership cost, as is our bi-weekly e-newsletter, ACAMS Connection.

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Stretch Your Budget Further

Members receive preferential pricing for every event and training course with ACAMS. Plus, members also hear about many popular events first, so you’ll be first in line for early bird tickets.

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Continuing Education Credits

We record the continuing education credits (called ACAMS credits) earned by members towards certification or recertification. Members earn ACAMS credits on all completed trainings, including webinars.

Your Professional Development

ACAMS offers a variety of associate, specialist, and advanced specialist level certifications, which only ACAMS members may earn and hold.


Associate certifications are for professionals early in their career, upskilling and empowering them with an understanding of core principles and risks. Our associate-level certifications cover know your customer, transaction monitoring, and FinTech compliance.


ACAMS specialist certifications are globally recognized qualifications for mid-to-senior-level professionals. Specialist-level certifications include the CAMS credential – the global benchmark for excellence in financial crime prevention – and the CGSS Certification, which equips sanctions professionals with the tools they need to understand and interpret changing sanctions regimes.


Advanced specialist-level certifications enable senior professionals to certify their experience. We currently offer advanced certifications in audit, financial crimes investigations, and risk management.


To find out more about all of the certifications ACAMS offers, visit the "Get Certified" tab at the top of this page.

Standard ACAMS Membership Rates



The ACAMS membership costs listed below are for individuals working in the private sector. Prices are subject to local taxes.


1 Year
3 Years

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Alternative Membership Options
Public Sector Membership

ACAMS offers preferential membership rates to those working in the public sector, making membership even more accessible.

ACAMS Enterprise

With Enterprise, organizations can offer whole teams access to ACAMS membership in an easy, streamlined way.