THE AMERICAN ANTI-CORRUPTION INSTITUTE (AACI) Together, Empowering Tone at the Top
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Am I eligible to apply for the Certified Anti-Corruption Manager ®© (CACM) ®© credential?
In order to fulfill the CACM membership eligibility requirements, one should:
2. What are the classes of membership?
The AACI has three classes of membership:
Annual membership fee: USD 150
CACM membership is open to individual managers including members of board of directors and its committees. Individual members could be employees in either private sector, public sector, or non-profit one. They are engaged in the entity’s governance and / or the leadership of entity’s functional departments. They set the tone at the top.
CACM members are qualified Certified Anti-Corruption Manager ®©(CACM) ®©. There is a one-time $75 processing fee for this class of membership.
2. Associate Membership
Annual membership fee: USD 100
Associate membership is open to educators and individual managers who are candidates to be qualified Certified Anti-Corruption Manager ®©(CACM) ®©. There is a one-time $75 processing fee for this class of membership.
3. Student Membership
Annual membership fee: USD 50
Student membership is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited school or university. Irrespective of the field of study, the AACI encourages students to enroll in this class of membership. There is a one-time $75 processing fee for this class of membership.
3. When am I required to report my CPE credit hours?
The CPE reporting by CACM members is due by the end of December of each calendar year. You can report anytime during the year once you have met your CPE requirements. CACM members who fail to meet their CPE requirements by the reporting deadline will automatically be placed in inactive status and should not use their designation.
4. Are there CPE credit hours requirements for associate or student members?
No. CPE credit hours requirements apply to CACM members.
5. How can I apply for the AACI membership?
6. Where can I get an application for membership?
7. How long it takes to process my AACI membership application?
Once the AACI receives a membership application accompanied by all supporting documents and the appropriate fee, it takes 30 business days to process it.
8. The ACCI informed me that I achieved certification status. How do I get my certificate?
Because you completed all the requirements to become certified, you received a confirmation e-mail. Your certificate will be printed and mailed to the address designated in your application within 45 business days from the date the AACI Certification and Membership Committee decided on your certification status.
9. Why does The AACI offer certification via the Grandfathering Provision?
The AACI recognizes that there are many experienced individual managers who meet the criteria for certification as CACM ®© based on their education and experience. Following the tradition of many of the other well known certification organizations including the IIA, ACFE, and ISACA, who likewise granted certifications under their grandfathering provisions during their early years, the AACI Advisory Board has approved granting of the CACM ®© certification under the grandfathering provision.
In addition, the AACI believes that individual managers who are CACM ®© will have immediate positive impact on their business entities’ culture and ethical values.
10. What differentiates your organization from other certification organizations?
The AACI is the only organization that addresses fighting fraud and corruption by focusing on the role of decision makers and those charged with governance. The AACI came to existence to empower decision makers and those charged with governance to prevent fraud and corruption effectively and efficiently. The AACI is the only organization that provides an integrated curriculum to ensure that an individual manager is qualified CACM ®©. Further, the AACI offers only one certification program; the CACM ®© and is dedicated to fighting fraud and corruption through education and empirical research.
However, other organizations focus on the technical staff of entities. Therefore, we are not in competition with any other certification organizations in this regard.
11. Is the CACM designation recognized?
There is no formal recognition process in the U.S. for recognizing professional certifications in fighting fraud and corruption. Similarly, there is no formal recognition process in the U.S. for recognizing professional certifications in the accounting/auditing other than the CPA, which is actually a license to practice accounting, administered by the various states in the U.S.
12. What is the Certified Anti-Corruption Manager ® ©(CACM) ® © Online exam syllabus?
The Certified Anti-Corruption Manager ® ©(CACM) ® © Online exam tests a candidate's knowledge of current internal control, management, anti-fraud and corruption, corporate governance and understanding of anti- fraud and corruption issues, risks and remedies. The complete list of the topics are available here.
13. What is the duration of the CACM Online exam?
The testing period is two hours and twenty minutes. The exam is offered in one part consisting of 100 multiple-choice / true - false questions.
14. Are there Certified Anti-Corruption Manager ® ©(CACM) ® © exam preparation resources?
The CACM ®© Online exam is a self-study exam and does not require a prescribed curriculum. Candidates may choose their own method of preparing for the exam. The AACI currently works on its CACM Review Manual and Software.
15. Where do I sit for the CACM ®© Online exam?
The exam will be administered through a worldwide network testing centers. There will be many locations in the US and internationally.
16. When can I sit for the CACM ®© Online exam?
The CACM ® © is a computer-based Online exam. You can sit for it once it becomes available in / to your country.
The grandfathering provision is currently available worldwide. Starting December 31, 2016, the grandfathering provision availability will be evaluated on an annual and regional basis.
17. Do you have approved vendors in the Middle East and Africa?
Yes, we do. Currently, we have approved vendors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The AACI keeps expanding its presence worldwide.
18. What is the Corruption Prevention Management Test (CPMT)
The CPMT is an Online test authored by and copyrighted to The AACI. However, The AACI uses third party software to deliver the CPMT (software provider). The AACI offers the CPMT to profit and nonprofit entities through its exclusive approved vendors worldwide. The CPMT is not available to individuals.
The CPMT Objectives
The CPMT enables those charged with governance to:
For more information about the CPMT, click here
19. How can we be an exclusive approved vendor of the AACI in our country?
An entity that is interested to be an exclusive approved vendor of the AACI in its country should be an advisory firm whose core business is relevant to preventing, deterring, and detecting fraud and corruption. Risk management, corporate governance, internal control, and management training and advisory are examples of related services to anti-fraud and corruption business.
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20. Does the AACI cooperate and collaborate with universities ?
Yes it does. You will find more information about the role of the AACI in academia when you click here. The AACI does not charge universities for all its activities that fall within the scope of cooperation agreement signed with universities and academic institutions.
The AACI has several strategic relationships with universities and academic institutions in the U.S. and overseas.
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