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.

Course Description

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.

Course Assessment

Your understanding of the course content will be assessed by completion of course exercises in the classroom and a short final exam.

Delivery Methods

  • PowerPoint slides, Case studies, handouts, brainstorming, experientiallearning, guided discussion, group exercise, role play, etc.
  • Industry attachments

Course Fee

  • 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.

Course Content

  1. International AML/CFT Standards& Terrorism
  2. Risks and Methods of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
  3. Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing Compliance Programs
  4. Financial Investigation and Forensic Audit
  5. 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
Divine Sunu
Daniel Nii Okaija Welbeck
Mohammed Illiasu Tia Executive Director,ERMI,Ghana
Augustina Osei Programme Manager,ERMI,Ghana


ERM Faculty             
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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