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CAMS Certification:Qualifications

Do I Meet the Qualifications for Becoming a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist?
Before you may apply for the CAMS Exam, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Document a minimum of 40 qualifying credits based on education, professional experience and other AML/CTF certifications
  • Provide three professional references
  • Be of high moral character

Candidates who pass the CAMS Examination must be active ACAMS members to maintain, use and display the CAMS credential.

CAMS Examination Eligibility Calculator Amount Credits
Professional Experience
Each full year of professional experience up to 3 years
Professional certifications (financial related)*
Education & Training
Associates Degree or equivalent
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Master's Degree/PhD/J.D. or equivalent
Hours of attendance at a live or online training event on the topic of money laundering (ie. seminar, conference or webinar).

Please note:  This calculator is simply a guide. Your eligibility is contingent upon approval of your application.

*Includes certifications such as CPA, CPP, CRCM, CFE, CPE, NASD Series, etc. The certification program must include a minimum of eight hours of instruction and a certification exam.

Short on education and training credits?
  • When you join ACAMS or renew your membership, we will send you access to up to three complimentary On-Demand Training recordings. Reproductions of our web seminars, these convenient educational downloads qualify for 6 CAMS credits.

  • ACAMS offers free monthly live chats (for members only).These expert-led online discussions on relevant topics in the AML/CFT field qualify for 1 CAMS credit.

  • The CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar (choose to go to a live event or study at your own pace with our online course) is worth 6 credits which will go toward your total.


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Exam Preparation
- Seminar

Your examination fee affords you a choice to attend a full day preparation seminar or participate in online training at your convenience.

Click here for a list of seminar dates and locations and for more information on online training.

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Document Downloads

Passed our certification examination recently?  Want to spread the word about your achievement?

You can:
Download the CAMS logo for use on your business cards, website, etc.
Download our latest press release and send it to your local newspapers, or other media.

Certification for Groups!

Do you have a group of 20 or more that could benefit from becoming CAMS certified? Our on-site exam preparation training and testing services might be the right solution for you! Please contact us at info@acams.org or +1-866-459-CAMS, or +1-305-373-0020.
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