Our specialist and advanced specialist certification programs cover approximately the same amount of information as a traditional semester-length university course. However, our certification exams are designed to the best-practice standards of rigorous occupational certification programs. This means that the certification exams are more than just a measure of whether you have completed a training or course but are intended to objectively measure a candidate’s ability to apply their knowledge to life-like examples. You should expect ACAMS’ certification exams to be significantly more challenging than a final exam for a university course.