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Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) Benefits

Why pursue your CAFP designation?

Consider these professional benefits and values of certification:

Position Yourself as a Financial Crimes Leader

Earning this credential enhances your professional reputation and value by recognizing:

  • Your practical experience in complying with U.S. laws and regulations and your ability to respond to a wide variety of financial crimes threatening your institution.

  • Your proven knowledge in program design and governance, regulatory requirements, detection, prevention and reporting, and understanding of existing and emerging money laundering and fraud risks.

Learn more about the value of certification to you and your institution.

Continuing Education (CE) Database

CAFPs can identify relevant professional development options quickly and easily with the Certification Manager, which highlights programs that have been approved for CE credit.

New CAFP Referral Incentives

Refer one person who applies for a certification exam in a given calendar year, and ABA will waive your certification renewal fee for the next calendar year, up to $275. Please use the Referral Form.

CAFP Discounts

CAFPs receive special pricing for registration to the following events:


​Questions? Please contact ABA Certifications for more information.


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 Advisory Board


ABA works with industry leaders in AML and Fraud to maintain and advance the CAFP credential.

Becky Robertson, CAFP, CAMS, CFE
EVP, Director of AML Compliance
South State Bank​​

Sepideh Behram, JD, CAFP
Principal Vice President & BSA Officer
Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company

Linda J. Firth-Hawkins, CAFP
VP, Financial Crimes Oversight Manager
Consumer Banking Sales & Support
U.S. Bank

Ian Mitchell, CAFP
Principal - Financial Crimes Fraud Technology
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Timothy P. Leary, CAFP
Managing Counsel
Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Section
Wells Fargo Legal Department

Ryan Rasske, CAFP, CERP
SVP, Risk & Compliance
American Bankers Association