The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) is a non-profit, membership-based organisation that provides training, support and certification to anti-money laundering (AML) professionals in the financial services sector. Founded in 2001, ACAMS has grown to become a leading global professional body for AML specialists, with a membership of over 20,000 individuals in more than 180 countries.
ACAMS offers a range of resources and support to AML professionals, including online training and certification, professional development opportunities, and access to a network of experts in the field of AML. Its CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) certification is widely recognised as a benchmark of AML expertise and provides professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively combat money laundering and financial crime.
In addition to providing support and training to AML professionals, ACAMS is also dedicated to promoting best practices in AML and raising awareness of the importance of AML in the fight against financial crime. Through its research, training and advocacy efforts, ACAMS works to support the development of effective AML policies and procedures, and to encourage cooperation and collaboration between regulators, law enforcement agencies and the financial services sector in the fight against money laundering and other financial crimes.