The global benchmark for excellence in financial crime prevention

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Be a CAMS in 3 steps!

The global benchmark for excellence in financial crime prevention

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Be a CAMS in 3 steps!

Exciting Career

With a CAMS you could find yourself:

 

  • Recognizing risks and methods of money laundering
  • Implementing and acting towards internal standards in accordance with national and international norms and legislation of AML/CFT
  • Establishing an AML/CFT Compliance program
  • Supporting investigations, reporting of ML & TF

The value of the CAMS

CAMS is an established global qualification that outlines the key principles of money laundering, and how to prevent it.

In as little as three months, individuals and teams can be certified as Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. With the CAMS license you will:

  • Drive a culture of compliance from the top-down
  • Demonstrate your commitment to a standardized risk-based approach
  • Meet mandated AML training requirements
  • Reward and retain top talent
  • More effectively safeguard against financial and reputational damage

What do you learn

The CMA teaches you how to:

  • Risks and Methods of ML and TF
  • International AML/CFT Standards
  • AML/CFT Compliance programs
  • Conducting and responding to investigations

Be a CAMS in 3 steps!

01  |  Join CAMS

We certify the achievements of our members. You must be an CAMS Member to apply.

02  |  Submit your application

Are you eligible? Submit your application outlining your qualifications -you need 40 CAMS credits to apply.

03  | Study, then schedule your CAMS Exam

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

Apply Online

Are You Eligible for the CAMS?

CAMS is recognized as the gold standard in AML certifications by institutions, governments and regulators worldwide.

The CAMS Advantage

In recent years, Financial Crime has hit the headlines, and the spotlight is firmly on compliance. CAMS is an established global qualification that outlines the key principles of money laundering, and how to prevent it. In as little as three months, individuals and teams can be certified as Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Drive a culture of compliance from the top-down
Demonstrate your commitment to a standardized risk-based approach
Meet mandated AML training requirements
Reward and retain top talent
More effectively safeguard against financial and reputational damage

Are you eligible to apply? Use our calculator to see if you have 40 ACAMS credits

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Credits

Congratulations

You are eligible for the CAMS examination. Start completing your online CAMS certification application.

CAMS Packages

Standard Package
  • Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
  • Online Study Materials (flashcards)
  • The CAMS Exam
  • E-Learning Course
  • Audio Book
Virtual Study Group Bundle
  • Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
  • Online Study Materials (flashcards)
  • The CAMS Exam
  • E-Learning Course
  • Audio Book
  • Six 2-hour live online classes

Optional Upgrades

CAMS Virtual Classroom Series


USD 495.00

CAMS Exam Retake


USD 299.00

CAMS Exam Extension


USD 100.00

Recertification

Every three years, CAMS professionals recertify

The recertification process validates that every Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist is maintaining their commitment to continuing professional education. To recertify, professionals must:

  • Have maintained their ACAMS membership
  • Supply evidence of continuing professional education
  • Complete an online application, and pay a recertification fee

For full information on the recertification process, download the Candidate Handbook.

Recertification Fees

 

Earlybirds                US$200

For applications submitted on or before 1 October in the year of your recertification.

 

Standard                  US$250

For applications submitted by the 15 December deadline, in the year of your recertification.

 

Late                           US$300

For late applications. Note that all applications must still be submitted by 31 March in the year following your recertification deadline.

CAMS Frequently Asked Questions

 
Eligibility

What documents do I need to provide as evidence of my educational qualifications?

Please provide us with official transcripts or a copy of your diploma.

Am I eligible to take the CAMS Exam?

The full list of requirements is listed in the CAMS Candidate Handbook. However, at minimum, you will need to demonstrate you have 40 ACAMS credits (check our eligibility   calendar) and be an ACAMS member.

Do you accept training credits from other organizations?

Yes, we do! Contact us for specifics.

Am I eligible to take the CAMS exam if I don’t hold a higher education degree?

Absolutely. There are a number of ways to accrue ACAMS credits. You can even make up ACAMS credits through the CAMS Virtual Classroom or CAMS Live Prep Courses. Check the CAMS Candidate Handbook for more details, or contact us to talk through your specific circumstances.

Do I earn any credits for being an ACAMS member?

We certify the achievements of our members. So, being a member is a requirement for CAMS certification but doesn’t count towards your 40 ACAMS credit eligibility total.

Does the higher education degree need to be financial crime related in order to be eligible for CAMS credits?

Not at all. As long as your degree is issued by an accredited college or university it can be in any field of study.

Is internship experience eligible for the professional credit towards the 40 ACAMS credit requirement?

Yes – if your internship is in the field of AML.

 

 

How to Apply
How do I apply?

Apply online — you can find the form here

 

Do I need to login to apply?

Yes. If already you have an ACAMS account (this is free to create -it’s not the same as membership), login with your registered email and password. If you’re new to ACAMS, create a new account here, then you’ll be able to access the application form.

 

Do I pay and apply at the same time, or can I do these separately?

You can pay before or after your application has been accepted by ACAMS (we check to see if you’re eligible after you apply).

 

Can I submit a digital version of my supporting documents?

Absolutely. You will upload supporting documents as part of your online CAMS application process.

 

Can I check the status of my CAMS application after I’ve submitted it?

Yes! Login to see how your application is progressing.

 

How long do I have to take the CAMS exam?

You have 6 months from the day you purchase your exam package. After purchase, ACAMS sends the names of eligible candidates to Pearson VUE. You can schedule your test by logging on to the ACAMS website and accessing the Pearson VUE exam scheduling system.

 

How can I submit my application?

You can submit your CAMS Exam application here. If you’re having any problems, give us a call.

 

Is there a web form for the CAMS application?

Yes! Submit your CAMS Exam application here.

 

Is the CAMS application transferable?

No -every individual who applies to become a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist is assessed against the eligibility criteria. So, everyone must submit their own application. However, the exam fee may be transferable to someone else if you no longer wish to sit for CAMS. Please contact us to discuss.

 

Is there a government discount offered for the CAMS exam?

Yes! Find our public sector pricing here.

 

In how many languages is the CAMS exam available?

The CAMS Exam is available in the following languages:

○ Arabic

○ Bahasa Indonesian

○ Chinese – simplified

○ Chinese – traditional

○ English

○ French

○ German

○ Japanese

○ Polish

○ Portuguese

○ Russian

○ Spanish

 

 

CAMS Exam Registration
How do I register to take the exam?

You must first apply for the CAMS exam. Once your application is approved and you have paid the fee, you’ll be emailed instructions on how to schedule your exam at your nearest Pearson VUE testing center.

 

When can I register to take the exam?

Candidates are able to register for the exam as soon as they purchase their exam package.

 

Where are the Pearson VUE testing centers located?

Find a testing center near you.

 

Is it possible to take the exam during a conference?

It’s not possible to take the exam onsite at an ACAMS Conference. The CAMS Exam is only available at Pearson VUE testing centers – they offer a global network of 5000+ locations. Find a testing center near you.

 

 

    Study Materials
    How do I access the CAMS study materials?

    Once your application is accepted and paid for, we’ll email you links to the online study materials.

     

    Is the study guide included in all CAMS packages?

    Yes! In each CAMS package you will receive the Study Guide, and the exam. If you’d like a more structured learning experience, you can choose to upgrade to a Virtual Classroom Package or enroll in a CAMS Live Prep Course. But everyone studies from exactly the same Study Guide.

     

    Can I view the study guide on a Kindle?

    Yes, the CAMS Study Guide PDF is viewable on most e-readers.

     

    Where can I find examples of the CAMS exam questions?

    Chapter 6 of the CAMS Study Guide contains practice questions for your reference.

     

     

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