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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 ofexisting 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:


CAFP Advisory Board

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

  • Linda J. Firth-Hawkins, CAFP, VP, Financial Crimes Oversight Manager, Consumer Banking Sales & Support, U.S. Bank
  • Kevin King, CFE, CAFP, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Union Bank 
  • Timothy P. Leary, CAFP, Senior Vice President, Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo Legal Department
  • Angela Lowe, CAFP, Training & Implementation Specialist, Verafin
  • Ian Mitchell, CAFP, Founder & Board Chairman, The Knoble
  • Ryan Rasske, CAFP, CERP, SVP, Risk & Compliance, American Bankers Association
  • Becky Robertson, CAFP, CAMS-AUDIT, CFE (Chair), Senior Vice President, Director Financial Investigations Unit, Atlantic Union Bank
  • Sepideh Rowland, JD,  CAFP,  Senior Managing Director, Financial Services, FTI Consulting

Keep Me Informed

Get information on upcoming webinars, deadlines, and other developments for Certification.