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Invest in your Financial Crime Investigative Skills

The Advanced CAMS-Financial Crimes Investigations (CAMS-FCI) Certificate can strengthen your existing investigation skills, and build on your ability to effectively communicate suspicious activity.

    Advanced CAMS FCI Badge


    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.

    Certify your advanced expertise, bridge the law enforcement gap and improve the effectiveness of your 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.

    Please check back in the coming months for more information.

    Specialize in the Financial Crime Investigative Arena

    Use critical thinking and analysis
    Disseminate new typologies and risks in new cases
    Effectively communicate relevant information
    Manage your investigation scope

    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
    Safeguard your AML program
    Fulfill regulatory expectations
    Fulfill regulatory expectations

    How to Get Certified

    Check your eligibility

    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.

    Complete your Advanced CAMS-FCI coursework

    Once accepted and payment has been made, you will receive full details about your pre-course work, live course and other requirements.

    Before you apply, use our eligibility calculator to see if you qualifyCandidates wishing to apply for the CAMS-FCI designation must maintain an active CAMS designation and submit documentation supporting they have met the required 20 qualifying credits based on a combination of:1. Professional Experience – 10 of the 20 credits must come from professional experience. Experience is limited to within the last 5 years.2. Training – Candidates receive 1 credit per 3 hours of training. Limit to 10 credits per 2 years.3. Certification – Limit to 1 active certification. Certification qualifies for 3 credits.
    Professional Experience
    Education & Training

    Upcoming Certification Dates & Locations

    There are no upcoming dates for the Advanced CAMS-FCI Certification at this time. Please check back again soon.

    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 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 If you believe you have been discriminated against due to a disability you should contact to address the immediate situation. You will be contacted by the Certification Manager.