ACFCS forges strategic education partnership with one of the most prestigious universities in Colombia

Leading international association will deliver financial crimes detection and prevention training and certification to professionals and alumni of Javeriana University, the recognized Colombian higher learning institution

Dec 18, 2015, 16:44 ET from Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists

MIAMI, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, announced its partnership with Javeriana University in Colombia to deliver financial crime training and certification to university students, alumni and overall professionals in the white collar crime detection and prevention field. This new partnership is through Delitos Financieros, the ACFCS Latin American division.

Javeriana University, a private higher education institution, is one of the oldest, most traditional, and prestigious Colombian universities and enjoys an exceptional reputation both inside and outside of the country. Through the partnership, ACFCS and Javeriana University will offer university alumni, individuals taking forensic auditing courses, and other professionals in Colombia an exceptional opportunity to become certified in financial crimes expertise. The certified financial crime specialist (CFCS) credential is the only certification to verify knowledge and skills across all areas of financial crime.

With this innovative collaboration program, ACFCS seeks to help strengthen the University's role as a leading center for educational excellence in Colombia. It offers robust education for financial services professionals with the potential of achieving global reach as leaders in the financial crime compliance field.

Additionally, through this relationship, financial crimes professionals will have access to ACFCS information and training content through webinars, podcasts, and online on-demand education, among other offerings. The university and ACFCS will co-host live events, such as the recently-held 2015 International Financial Crime Summit, a forum that gathered experts in financial crime compliance and enforcement from Colombia and several other Latin American countries.

Attended by more than 200 professionals, the 2015 Summit brought together 35 local and international experts to explain and discuss the latest developments, trends and best practices in the financial crime field. The event addressed the full spectrum of 21st century financial crime issues, including the prevention of money laundering, fraud, corruption, asset forfeiture, risk of cybercrime and data protection, forensic audit, virtual currency, whistleblowing, among many others. Speakers ranged from current and past federal prosecutors to advisors to Colombia Ministers of Justice and Finance, as well as high-level officials at the Colombian financial intelligence unit and other money laundering, fraud, cybercrime and financial crime experts.

ACFCS and Javeriana will also host the 2016 International Financial Crime Summit March 30-31, 2016, in Bogota, where both organizations expect to replicate the successful accomplishment of this year's event.

"This new relationship demonstrates the thought leadership and commitment of the University in providing its students and alumni community forward-thinking training and state-of-the-art certification on financial crime detection and prevention," said ACFCS director for Latin America Gonzalo Vila. "We are certain it will be a solid and constructive relationship for both the association and the university, and we're very excited about this new opportunity to share knowledge and exchange ideas."


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