ACFCS announces launch of local membership organizations for financial crime prevention professionals

MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced the formation of member chapters in four key markets, the recently-launched Washington, D.C. chapter, and New York, Mid-Atlantic Region and Toronto chapters launching this fall.

These new chapters bring the power and resources of one of the U.S. and Canada’s leading financial crime prevention certification and education associations to the local level.

With a common mission of promoting financial crime prevention competence among professionals in compliance, banking, security and other finance-oriented fields, each chapter is led by a local board of ACFCS-certified professionals. The organizations provide certification, education and networking opportunities, and connect members with fellow financial crime professionals both locally and globally, who are committed to staying abreast of the changing financial crime trends, and improving results in compliance, investigations and enforcement. Chapter members can take advantage of local and national events and ACFCS resources, and participate in members-only initiatives.

“Our commitment at ACFCS is to build a global, all-encompassing financial crime prevention community,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “Whether our professional sphere is local, national or global, we all face common problems and our path to success in combating financial crime lies in the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices. The expansion of ACFCS and addition of these new local chapters is integral to that success.”

More information is available at ACFCS Chapters.

The 2017 ACFCS financial crime conference will be October 16-17 at The Hyatt Regency, Boston. The conference was designed for the new reality of financial crime detection and prevention. Now in its third year, the conference has become a gathering place for subject matter experts, thought leaders and seasoned professionals in all fields fighting financial crime – compliance, law enforcement, regulatory and civil society. Registration is now open and more information can be found at:


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification. ACFCS invites you to test your Financial Crime IQ.

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