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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.

  • Timothy P. Leary, CAFP (Chair), Senior Vice President, Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo Legal Department
  • Amylynn Delgado, CAMS, CFE, CAFP, Fraud Manager, Northwest Bank
  • Linda J. Firth-Hawkins, CAFP, VP, Financial Crimes Oversight Manager, Consumer Banking Sales & Support, U.S. Bank
  • Carl Francois, CAMS, CAFP, BSA and Fraud Officer, SVP, SouthernFirst
  • Kevin King, CFE, CAFP, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Union Bank 
  • Angela Lowe, CAFP, Training & Implementation Specialist, Verafin
  • Keith Parsons, CAMS, CAFP, Bank Secrecy Act Director, Arvest
  • Ryan Rasske, CAFP, CERP, SVP, Risk & Compliance, American Bankers Association

Keep Me Informed

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