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The CCAS Scholarship

An ACAMS scholarship program that enables and empowers professionals from diverse backgrounds to advance their careers in financial crime prevention.

    Thank you for your interest in the CCAS scholarship program. The application period is now closed.


    ACAMS will publicly announce the successful recipients on October 31, 2022. Candidates will be notified privately before the public announcement.

    About the Certified Cryptoasset Anti-Financial Crime Specialist (CCAS) Scholarship

    ACAMS is committed to creating opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) professionals pursuing a career in financial crime prevention. This is part of our wider diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitment.


    As part of this commitment, we are providing 30 scholarships for the Certified Cryptoasset Anti-Financial Crime Specialist Certification (CCAS) to anti-financial crime (AFC) professionals from diverse backgrounds. This scholarship includes:


    • ­The CCAS exam package, including the Virtual Classroom series and study materials
    • A one-year ACAMS membership


    The CCAS scholarship aims to bolster the compliance toolkits and professional development of diverse financial crime professionals involved in the cryptoasset space.

    Who is this scholarship for?

    The CCAS scholarship is for professionals who are pursuing a career in cryptoasset-related AML compliance identify as Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color (BIPOC). It is designed for those who:

    • Demonstrate a passion for the cryptoasset sector and compliance
    • Work in the cryptoasset industry (regulated and non-regulated), or outside of the cryptoasset sector in more traditional financial services institutions, law enforcement or the regulation domain
    • Want to advance their career in financial crime prevention in the unique context of cryptoassets
    • Have approximately 18 months to two years of AFC experience and, ideally, at least one year in the cryptoasset space
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