CCAS ensures your employees’ skills remain sharp and their knowledge current, with thorough exam preparation to earn the certification and an ongoing continuing education requirement to maintain the designation. Build a team of Certified Cryptoasset AFC Specialists and enhance your commitment to compliance in the eyes of regulators and other stakeholders.
When combined with 18 months to two years of financial crime compliance experience, earning the Certified Cryptoasset AFC Specialist Certification (CCAS) means that an individual has the knowledge necessary to manage the risk of, and comply with regulations related to, financial crime in the context of the crypto sector.
CCAS has been developed in conjunction with representatives from the cryptoasset sector, AML/CTF professionals, and other subject matter experts from a regulatory and law enforcement background. CCAS fills a gap in the market for a crypto-focused AFC certification – for both individual AML professionals and entire cryptoasset compliance functions.
This certification program enables organizations to contextualize the threat cryptoassets pose, establish an effective risk appetite, and demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.
Benefits of Obtaining CCAS
ACAMS certifications are internationally renowned and recognized. Those who earn the CCAS designation will be distinguished as authorities on AML/CFT in the crypto space.
Earning CCAS provides many career benefits for professionals, including:
As well as providing your employees with training and awareness in a fast-evolving environment, CCAS offers future proofing against exposure to cryptoassets.
By employing those who have attained this certification, organizations can demonstrate that their employees meet a specialized standard of knowledge relating to managing the risk of, and complying with regulations related to, financial crime.
Who is CCAS For?
CCAS is designed for professionals working in the crypto sector, with responsibility for managing the risk of, and complying with regulations related to, financial crime.
CCAS Course Content
This certification program includes key topics relevant to the cryptoasset sector. The training course incorporates three ACAMS online certificate courses:
Cryptoasset and blockchain (30%)
AML foundations for cryptoasset and blockchain (35%)
Risk management programs for cryptoasset and blockchain (35%)
Candidates will also receive study materials to help them prepare with confidence for the exam.
It is required for CCAS candidates to have an active ACAMS membership, and 40 eligibility credits based on a combination of experience, education, and training.
Experience of the crypto sector (law enforcement, products, vendors, regulatory, etc.) is desirable but not a prerequisite. It is also recommended to have approximately 18 months to two years of AFC experience, and ideally at least one year’s work experience in the crypto space.
For a full list of requirements and more information about the CCAS program, please refer to the factsheet.