1 CANDIDATE . HANDBOOK . FOR THE CAMS CERTIFICATION examination . TABLE OF CONTENTS. 3 About ACAMS . About This HANDBOOK Eligibility Requirements and ACAMS Membership Statement of Nondiscrimination Fees How to Apply Background Verification Check 4 CAMS Features and Benefits Virtual Classroom 6 CAMS Certification Application 8 Eligibility Criteria 9 Professional Experience 10 References Checklist 12 CAMS Exam Outline 15 Administrative 18 Special Accommodations Contact Information For information about your examination application or your examination , please contact: ACAMS .
2 Brickell City Tower 80 Southwest 8th Street, Suite 2350. Miami, FL 33130 USA. Telephone: + or + (toll free). Fax: + or + Email: Website: 2. Copyright 2018, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists . ABOUT CAMS CERTIFICATION. About this HANDBOOK Statement of Nondiscrimination Background Verification Check This HANDBOOK provides information ACAMS does not discriminate among ACAMS reserves the right to conduct a that you will need to register for the candidates based on age, gender, race, background check, including a criminal CAMS examination including eligibility color, religion, national origin, disability or records check, on all people wishing to requirements, policies, an exam content marital status.
3 Take the CAMS examination . Candidates outline and application. may be required to fill out a Background examination Fee* Verification Authorization Form. How to Get Started CAMS Package with Candidates will receive correspondence from ACAMS regarding the status of their Step 1: Fill out your application and Virtual Classroom Option: application in the event ACAMS performs gather supporting documents. Private sector $1,880. a background check. Step 2: Choose your membership and Public sector** $1,540.
4 CAMS certification package. Please be advised that for the integrity of our Standard CAMS Package association and its mission, in the event an Step 3: Submit your payment, application (without Virtual Classroom): individual is subject to a background check and supporting documents. Private sector $1,495 and does not pass, that individual will not be Step 4: Upon payment and approval of Public sector** $1,145 allowed to take the CAMS examination . your application, we will send you a link to access the online PDF and audio files ** For individuals who work for of the CAMS Study Guide and your login the government.
5 To the CAMS examination Preparation * See step 3 on page 6 for what the online training. Step 5: Using the examination Voucher CAMS packages include. About ACAMS and Code provided upon your application How to Apply CAMS Certification approval, schedule your examination Mail, fax or email application, required Founded in 2001, the Association at one of Kryterion's live host locations, documentation and appropriate fees to of Certified Anti-Money Laundering located around the globe. ACAMS at the address below.
6 Specialists ( ACAMS ) is the premier Note: Your examination Voucher will be valid for six months from the date it is issued. membership organization devoted Payment may be made by credit card, You must take the exam before the end of to professionals in the anti-money the sixth month. personal check, cashier's check, money laundering field. The mission of order or wire transfer (wire transfers must ACAMS is to advance the professional include identifying information). Checks CAMS Eligibility Requirements and should be made payable to ACAMS .
7 Knowledge, skills and experience of ACAMS Membership Prices are subject to change. Declined those dedicated to the detection and prevention of money laundering Candidates wishing to sit for the CAMS credit cards and/or returned checks are and other financial crimes around the examination must: subject to a $25 penalty. world. 1. Document a minimum of 40 qualifying ACAMS The CAMS examination is an credits based on education, other Attn. Certification Department internationally recognized professional certification and Brickell City Tower examination that rigorously tests for professional experience in the field.
8 80 Southwest 8th Street, Suite 2350 aptitude and expertise in anti-money 2. Submit supporting documents. Miami, FL 33130 USA laundering detection, prevention 3. Provide three professional references. Fax: + or and enforcement. Each person who Candidates who pass the CAMS + passes the exam becomes a Certified examination and wish to use and display Anti-Money Laundering Specialist . Contact us with questions at: (CAMS), a designation that denotes the CAMS credential must also be active + or one as an authority in the AML field.
9 Members of ACAMS . 3. Copyright 2018, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists . Why Earn CAMS? The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation denotes a superior level of understanding of international AML/CTF principles. Passing the CAMS examination distinguishes you as an AML/CTF authority and helps mitigate institutional financial crime risks. Internationally renowned and accepted, world governments acknowledge the CAMS Certification as the gold standard in AML/CTF compliance.
10 The CAMS credential: . The CAMS Certification has enforced the Demonstrates to examiners that your institution has fact that I am a subject matter expert specialized knowledge in the AML field. CAMS is recognized in the field. This was particularly helpful as the benchmark of AML certifications by regulatory agencies and the financial services industry. when changing jobs. ACAMS , and the Can help your organization minimize risk. Having a CAMS- Chicago Chapter, have allowed me the certified team ensures that your colleagues share and maintain a common level of AML knowledge.