About ACAMS and CAMS Certification
Founded in 2001, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS) is the premier membership organization devoted to professionals in the anti-money laundering field. The mission of ACAMS is to advance the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the detection and prevention of money laundering and other financial crimes around the world. The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist® (CAMS) Examination is an internationally recognized examination that rigorously tests for aptitude and expertise in anti-money laundering detection, prevention and enforcement. Each person who passes the examination becomes a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist® (CAMS), a designation that denotes one as an authority inAnti-Money Laundering (AML).
CAMS demonstrates to examiners/regulators that your department has specialized, concentrated knowledge in the AML field; CAMS can help your company minimize risk.
Sanctions for financial/ accountable institutions Section 39 of Anti-Money Laundering Act 2014, As Amended (Act 874)
A person who fails to provide training to its employees or to set up a compliance function as required under Section 41 commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two thousand penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than five years or both.
The professional certificate program is designed in collaboration with Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), USA, to bridge the skills gap in Anti Money Laundering & Financial crime education. ERM Institute (Ghana), as ACAMS educational partner works with tertiary institutions in Ghana to train and certify individuals. This accredits you with the 40 credit hour requirement of the CAMS certification, leading to the writing of the CAMS examination.
Your understanding of the course content will be assessed by completion of course exercises in the classroom and a short final exam.
- PowerPoint slides, Case studies, handouts, brainstorming, experientiallearning, guided discussion, group exercise, role play, etc.
- Industry attachments
- CYAP* Programme for Students (Gh¢550)
- Others (Residents)-Gh¢1575
- Non-Residents-$450 (USD)
Time: 9am-5pm for 5 days
*The Certified Young Anti-Money Laundering Professionals Programme (CYAP) is a programme designed for final year students in tertiary institutions interested in risk and compliance careers.
- International AML/CFT Standards& Terrorism
- Risks and Methods of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
- Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing Compliance Programs
- Financial Investigation and Forensic Audit
- Cyber Security Risk Management
Course Requirements and Certificates
Participants must meet these criteria to be eligible for the AML/FT Certificate.
- Satisfactory attendance- participants must attend all sessions of 40 credit hours.
- Successful completion of all classroom exercises and final examination.
- Participants who do not meet these criteria will only receive a certificate of completion.
About Course Facilitators
ERM Africa (ACAMS Educational Partner), located at the University of Ghana is a professional training institute registered under the laws of Ghana to promote and facilitate training in risk management and other allied subject areas.
As leader in risk and compliance training and consulting in Africa for over 10 years, ERM Africa isaffiliated to NABPTEX, Ghana, and offers professional/specialist certificate in various disciplines. The courses are taught by highly experienced Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) professionals with diverse backgrounds including Forensic & Cyber Security Risk Management; Enterprise Risk Management, Financial Investigation, Corporate Governance, Environment & Social Risk management, Agribusiness Risk Management and Public Private Partnership Risk Management.
Since 2013,ERM Africa has trained and certified over 1000 AML professionals currently occupying from middle to senior management roles in financial and non-financial institutions in Africa.
|Top ERM Alumni|
|Senyo K Hosi||CEO, Bulk Oil Storage Distribution Companies, Ghana|
|Anthony Tengeh, CAMS||Compliance Manager, ADB Bank, Ghana|
|Mrs Frances Sackey||Director & Board Secretary, Bank of Ghana|
|Nana Yaw Bamfo Turkson||Risk Management And Compliance Specialist|
|Hon Mike Hammah||Former Minister & Member of Parliament, Ghana|
|Mrs Dorcas Quaye||Chief Compliance Officer, SG-Ghana|
|James Dunkay Conteh||Senior Compliance Manager, Standard Chartered Bank, Sierra Leone|
|Mr. Michael Saffa||Bank of Sierra Leone|
|Mr. Michael Sintim Aboagye||Bank of Sierra Leone|
|Mr. Jedidiah S. Lauubah||Central Bank of Liberia|
|Mr. Joseph Nagbe Sonpon||Central Bank of Liberia|
|Naa Afiyie Welbeck,||AML/CFT Examiner, Bank of Ghana|
|Osman Abudulai||Chief Compliance Officer, GCB Bank Ltd, Ghana|
|Jonathan Commey||Compliance Manager, UBA|
|Bright Asamoah||Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Practitioner|
|Mr. P. Gizzie Mawulolo||Ministry of Finance, Liberia|
|Daniel Nii Okaija Welbeck|
|Mohammed Illiasu Tia||Executive Director,ERMI,Ghana|
|Augustina Osei||Programme Manager,ERMI,Ghana|
|Dr Jonathan Welbeck||Chartered Banker & Adjunct Lecturer, University of Ghana, Legon& Chief Examiner, Risk Management in Banking, Chartered Institute of Bankers -Ghana|
|Professor Peter Wyer||Professor of Entrepreneurship & Dean, London College of International Business Studies, United Kingdom|
|Prof Albert Puni||Professor of Corporate Governance& Deans, , School of Graduate Studies,University of Professional Studies|
|Dr. Albert Gemegah||Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Wisconsin International University College|
|Dr Saint Kuttu||Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School,Legon|
|Dr Obi Berko Damoah||Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School,Legon|
|Mrs Frances Van-Hein- Sackey||Director & Board Secretary, Bank of Ghana|
|Anthony Tengeh||Lecturer & Compliance Manager,ADB Bank|
|Nana Turkson||Senior Operations Risk Manager, GCB Bank Ltd & lecturer, Risk Management & Corporate Governance, Chartered Institute of Bankers –Ghana|
|Daniel Welbeck||Executive Director & General Manager, London College of International Business Studies, Ghana|
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