Want to open the lines of communication with law enforcement agencies? Hone your skills in this area.
CAMS-FCI is the certification to take you beyond the CAMS credential to an elevated level of education and practice in financial crime investigations.
New enrollments in our Advanced CAMS-FCI program are currently suspended. Due to the global pandemic, we do not have any live training events scheduled.
Specialize in the Financial Crime Investigative Arena
Identify facts that support investigations, case decisions and suspicious activity reports (SARs)/suspicious transaction reports (STRs)
Allowing controls, training and enhanced due diligence procedures to be adjusted
Develop outreach programs with law enforcement to share emerging trends, unusual activity, and SARs/STRs
Minimize your institution’s risk exposure while still providing pertinent information to law enforcement
The certification is comprised of three parts: a self-study portion, a three-day live course, and the writing of a white paper which will be graded as the final exam.
The white paper is published and available to ACAMS members online or in print. This published paper will help you:
- Establish your expertise, gain recognition and build your portfolio
- A chance to provide thought leadership in the ACAMS community
- Provide analysis on major/emerging issues
How to Get Certified
We certify the achievements of our members. You must be CAMS certified, and an ACAMS member to apply.
Download the handbook, and submit your application.
Once accepted and payment has been made, you will receive full details about your pre-course work, live course and other requirements.
Upcoming Certification Dates & Locations
There are no upcoming dates for the Advanced CAMS-FCI Certification at this time. Please check back again soon.
Every three years, Advanced CAMS professionals recertify
The recertification process validates that every Advanced CAMS-FCI graduate is maintaining their commitment to continuing professional education. This ensures that the designation is current, and is not just a point-in-time achievement.To recertify, professionals must:
- Have maintained their ACAMS membership
- Supply evidence of continuing professional education (note that requirements are changing from 2021)
- Complete an online application, and pay a recertification fee
For full information on the recertification process, download the Candidate Handbook.
Early bird US$200
For applications submitted on or before 1 October in the year of your recertification.
For applications submitted by the 15 December deadline, in the year of your recertification.
For late applications. Note that all applications must still be submitted by 31 March in the year following your recertification deadline.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 timeframe for testing with approved accommodation.
If you have a complaint, please contact email@example.com. If you believe you have been discriminated against due to a disability you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to address the immediate situation. You will be contacted by the Certification Manager.