Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Strengthen Your Skills, Protect Your Institution
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 fundamental principles of money laundering and how to prevent it. With this preparation course and self-paced studying, you can become a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
By joining the preparation course, you gain a solid foundation for understanding international anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing laws with an ACAMS qualified instructor and other professionals. The course helps you to process the information and expand your network. Alongside, you will receive a wide range of practical tools for developing processes related to money laundering and customer awareness.
Finva, working together with ACAMS*, offers a preparation course for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in Finland. The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist preparation day prepares you for the CAMS exam. After the preparation course you'll take the CAMS exam in Helsinki, and you become a CAMS Certified Graduate.
Earning CAMS certification demonstrates to regulators and examiners that organizations and individuals are dedicated to following a standardized risk-based approach to protecting against any threat of money laundering and financial crime. CAMS is the most widely recognized anti-money laundering certification worldwide and participants who achieve certification meet the AML training requirements mandated by the EU.
Demonstrate your commitment to a standardized risk-based approach.
Drive a culture of compliance from the top-down.
CAMS is recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators as a serious commitment to protecting the financial system against money laundering.
Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism activities are required in all business sectors. The CAMS program helps you identify suspicious transactions and gives you the tools to perform the required monitoring.
CAMS is for individuals who want to enhance regulatory action against money laundering.
The certification is specifically targeted to compliance and legal experts in the financial sector; international trading companies, consultancy firms, auditing organizations and real estate brokers' legal specialists will also benefit.
Contents and Schedule
The program consists of a one-day training course and a final exam leading to the certificate.
The program includes lectures, group discussions and sharing of personal experience. Participants also receive access to digital learning environment and materials.
Preparing for the examination
Preparation Course on December 1, 2022
With ACAMS certified trainer
You can choose your location for exam from three locations in Helsinki area. Restricted availability for online exams
The CAMS study guide is your main resource for preparing for the examination. The study guide walks you through:
- Money laundering risks and methods, such as Black Market Peso Exchange and import and export price manipulation
- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations, the Basel Committee’s Report on Customer Due Diligence and the Wolfsberg Group Principles
- Important elements of an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program
- How to conduct and support a money laundering investigation
Preparing for the examination you’ll receive:
- Electronic Study Guide (pd)
- Online Study Materials (flashcards)
- E-Learning Course
- Audio Book
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Eligibility & Studying
Am I eligible to take the CAMS Exam?
The requirements to join the ACAMS Preparation Course consist of two sections: Professional Experience and Education & Training. At a minimum, you will need to demonstrate you have 40 ACAMS credits and be an ACAMS member. We are happy to evaluate your current credits. However, if you fail to join the preparation course because of the lack of credits, we won’t charge your account.
What documents do I need to provide as evidence of my educational qualifications?
You will need official transcripts or a copy of your diploma during the process. Still, you can already sign-up for the preparation course, as you do not need to deliver them right at the beginning of the process.
Do I earn any credits for being an ACAMS member?
ACAMS certifies 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.
How do I access the CAMS study materials?
Once you’ve enrolled in the preparation day and your ACAMS application is accepted, we’ll email you links to the online study materials.
How to apply & Exam
How do I apply?
After enrolling in the preparation course, we will send you a preparation course group code and instructions how to apply online.
How do I register to take the exam?
You must first apply for the CAMS exam. We will send the instructions to you after the preparation day. Once your application is approved, 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 after receiving 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 the preparation course?
It’s not possible to take the exam onsite. 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.
Program Fee and Registration
Not able to carry out the registration process in Finnish? Please contact us if you need help and we will assist you further.