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Take Your AML Career to the Next Level

Advanced CAMS-Audit equips mid-level and senior management professionals with the knowledge to reinforce internal controls and enhance an organization’s ability to meet regulatory expectations.

    Advanced CAMS Audit Badge


    Advanced CAMS-Audit is the certification that equips anti-financial crime (AFC) auditors with the knowledge to independently test AFC controls.  The certification is exam based, with a self-study program.

    The Advanced CAMS-Audit Certification

    Advanced CAMS-Audit is for mid-level and senior management professionals who are ready to take the next step in their anti-money laundering (AML) career. It’s the best ACAMS audit certification for professionals involved in conducting AFC audits, and testing and monitoring AFC controls. The program equips candidates with the knowledge to reinforce internal controls, and enhances their ability to help their organization meet regulatory requirements. 


    Advanced CAMS-Audit is now a global exam-based certification. ACAMS certification programs are developed by a global task force of subject matter experts. Certification exams are created using highly researched psychometric practices to provide a validated and objective benchmark of knowledge. The exam can be taken at Pearson VUE test centers worldwide or via online proctoring.


    Completing this advanced CAMS certification enables professionals to:


    Safeguard their organization’s AML program
    Fulfill regulatory expectations
    Certify their advanced expertise

    Who is Advanced CAMS-Audit for?


    All organizations who conduct anti-financial crime audits will benefit from having CAMS-Audit qualified leaders. This includes:
    • Banks
    • Non-bank financial institutions
    • FinTechs
    • Designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) with financial crime compliance programs
    • Corporates
    • Consulting firms



    Advanced CAMS-Audit is best suited for mid to senior level professionals, including those who:
    • Work in the internal audit functions of an institution
    • Consult as an external auditor
    • Supervise individuals who perform financial crime prevention audits
    • Help prepare institutions for regulatory examination
    • Perform bank examinations from a regulatory perspective



    About the Program


    The self-study program gives professionals a clear understanding of audit principles, and the judgement needed to evaluate financial crime risk controls and their effectiveness.


    Topics covered include:
    • Corporate governance and the audit function
    • Planning and scoping
    • Fieldwork and evaluation
    • Reporting, recommendations, and follow-up



    How to Get Certified


    To apply, candidates must have previously passed the CAMS exam, and have a recommended minimum of five years’ experience in audit or an audit-related field.

    Check your eligibility

    You must have passed the CAMS exam, and hold an active ACAMS membership to apply.


    Download the handbook, or apply online.

    Study, then schedule your exam

    You can choose self-study or enhanced learning paths. Take the exam when you’re ready.

    Advanced CAMS-Audit Packages



    Standard Package
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    The Advanced CAMS-Audit Exam
    Standard Package
    The Advanced CAMS-Audit Exam
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    The Advanced CAMS-Audit Exam
    ACAMS offers online proctoring for all candidates taking their certification exams. For more information, visit the FAQ page.

    Optional Upgrades

    Advanced CAMS-Audit Virtual Classroom Series

    A live online training course, providing candidates with additional support to help retain and reinforce key concepts covered in the CAMS-Audit study guide.

    Advanced CAMS-Audit Virtual Classroom Schedule

    The Virtual Classroom Series is an online training course, with two-hour live virtual classes each week, for six-weeks. It provides candidates with additional support to help retain and reinforce key concepts covered in the study guide. Attendees can interact with fellow participants and instructors to receive advice and answers to their questions. 

    Session Jan 6 - Feb 10, 2022, 6 PM HKT/10 AM GMT - English
    Session Jan 13 - Feb 17, 2022, 12 PM ET - English
    Session Feb 22 – Mar 29, 2022, 6 PM HKT - English
    Session Mar 1 - Apr 5, 2022, 12 PM ET - English
    Session May 3 - Jun 7, 2022, 12 PM ET - English
    Session Jun 2 - Jul 7, 2022, 6 PM ET - English

    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 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 time frame for testing with approved accommodation.


    If you have a complaint, please contact If you believe you have been discriminated against due to a disability you should contact to address the immediate situation. You will be contacted by the Certification Manager.


    The Certification
    Intended Audience and Eligibility Requirements
    Application Process
    The Exam
    Practice Exams