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1. Who is eligible to apply for the CACM?
Any individual who meets the eligibility requirements may sit for the CACM. They are:
* University graduates who do not meet this requirement are qualified to sit for the CACM exam.
2. Is there a grandfathering provision path for the CACM certification?
There is a grandfathering provision path where a CACM applicant is waived of sitting for the CACM exam. However, a CACM applicant must meet all the other eligibility requirements. The grandfathering provision is not available for students. It is also not available for the citizens or permanent residents of the following countries: U.S.A., Canada, Netherlands, Malaysia, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.
The grandfathering provision path will end on June 30, 2018.
3. What is the CACM Exam Path?
The CACM Exam Path is the CACM certification process where CACM applicants must meet all the CACM eligibility requirements and pass the CACM exam to get certified as CACM.
4. Do I need to have management experience to get certified as CACM when I apply for it through the CACM Exam Path?
Becoming a CACM through the CACM Exam Path does not require any management experience. Therefore, students may apply for the CACM, pass the CACM exam and get certified as CACM.
5. When will the CACM grandfathering provision path end?
The CACM grandfathering provision path will end on June 30, 2018. Starting July 1, 2018, The CACM management credential will only be available through the CACM Exam Path worldwide.
6. What countries whose citizens or permanent residents should apply through the CACM Exam?
Starting January 1, 2018, citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.A., Canada, Netherlands, Malaysia, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates are required to apply through the CACM Exam Path. However, CACM applicants, irrespective of country, shall sit for the CACM Exam starting from July 1, 2018.
7. How can I apply for the CACM?
One can apply for the CACM by filling the CACM online application on the membership portal (THEAACI.net).
If you apply for the CACM before July 1, 2018, and you are a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.A., Canada, Netherlands, Malaysia, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates, you must apply through the CACM Exam Path. Other applicants of the other countries shall only apply through the CACM grandfathering provision.
If you apply for the CACM on or after July 1, 2018, you shall apply for the CACM Exam Path. The CACM grandfathering providing path ended on June 30, 2018.
8. Do I need to submit The AACI supporting documents corroborating my CACM application?
No. The AACI’s Certification and Membership Committee will decide whether they need any further information or documentation for the fee paid submitted applications.
9. Is the CACM exam an online test?
Yes, it is.
10. What are the CACM exam question types?
The CACM exam question types are multiple choice, and true/false.
11. What is the duration of the CACM exam?
It is limited to 160 (one hundred sixty) minutes. Once you start the exam, it will stop automatically after 160 minutes.
12. What are the topics the CACM exam tests?
The topics tested in the CACM exam are those listed in the CACM syllabus.
13. What are the parameters of the CACM exam?
14. What is the passing score of the CACM exam?
The passing score of the exam is 75% or 75 questions out of 100.
15. How many questions appear in the CACM exam?
16. What is the CACM registration window?
The exam is available from January 15 to December 31 of each calendar year.
17. When shall I sit for the CACM exam?
A CACM candidate must sit by December 31 of the year he/she submitted his / her paid CACM application. A CACM exam registrant who does not sit for the exam by December 31 of the year will lose the entire exam fee; USD 650.The CACM exam fee qualifies a registrant to sit for the exam one time.
18. Must I sit for the CACM exam on or before December 31?
Yes. A CACM exam registrant who does not sit for the exam by December 31 of the year will lose the entire exam fee; USD 650.The CACM exam fee qualifies a registrant to sit for the exam one time.
19. What is the CACM exam fee? What does it cover?
The exam fee is USD 650. It is a non-refundable fee and covers all the following:
20. The AACI says that the CACM exam fee is non-refundable, what does it mean?
The CACM Exam Path (called the CACM Exam Fee after July 1, 2018) is not refundable when The AACI's Certification and Membership Committee approves a CACM application. If the Committee rejects a CACM application, The AACI refunds the CACM applicant for the full amount paid by the applicant less USD 100 (processing fee).
21. How long does it take The AACI to decide on my CACM exam application?
The AACI's Certification and Membership Committee decides on the submitted and fully paid CACM applications within seven business days of their receipt.
22. How many times am l allowed to sit for the CACM exam during any one calendar year?
A CACM applicant can sit for the CACM exam as many times as he wants during the period from January 15 to December 31 of each calendar year subject to compliance with the CACM registration's rules and regulations.
23. Can I print my CACM certificate when I complete the CACM exam?
Yes. When you PASS the CACM exam, you can print it.
24. I submitted the CACM membership application but cannot pay my appropriate fee via PayPal. Can I get The AAC's bank information to wire the appropriate fee?
Yes, you can. Please contact us.
25. What does CACM Exam Authorization mean?
The CACM Exam Authorization means the approval of the Exam Unit to allow a CACM registrant to sit for the exam. The Exam Unit emails the CACM registrant a dedicated link for the CACM Exam and a unique password.
Besides, the CACM registrant may buy up to two additional CACM Exam Authorization to sit for the exam. The CACM Exam Authorization non-refundable fee is USD 250. When brought together, the two CACM Exam Authorization non-refundable fee is USD 399. The validity of CACM Exam Authorization is up to December 31 of the year in which the CACM applied for the CACM via exam path.
26. What is the official language of the CACM exam? Does The AACI provide the CACM exam in any other language?
The official language of the exam is English. The CACM exam is only offered in English.
27. How can the public determine the validity of a CACM certificate or an assertion by an individual claiming she is a CACM?
The CACMs' register is legally a public record. Employers may contact us to validate a CACM certificate issued by The AACI and the standing of a CACM at The AACI.
CACM Review Textbook
1. Does The AACI sell CACM exam study material to help CACM candidates prepare for the exam?
Yes. The Exam Unit of The AACI publishes the CACM Review textbook annually to help CACM candidates study, prepare and PASS the exam. It is the only official CACM Review textbook. The CACM Review textbook is included in the CACM Exam Fee.
2. I am a member of The The AAC. How can I buy the current CACM Review textbook edition?
The Exam Unit makes available the CACM Review Textbook for the members of The AACI to buy it for USD 99.
CACM Review Course
1. Does The AACI require CACM candidates to attend a review course to sit for the CACM exam?
No. The AACI does not require a CACM candidate to attend any CACM review course. However, The AACI believes that when a CACM candidate participates in a CACM Review course that meets the standards of The AACI, he/she significantly increases his/her chances to PASS the exam.
2. Does The AACI conduct CACM Review courses in the U.S.?
The AACI organizes and conducts CACM Review courses in the U.S. We conduct these courses in New York, NY, Orlando, FL, Washington D.C., Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and Seattle, WA.
3. Does The AACI conduct CACM Review courses outside the U.S.?
The AACI does not organize any CACM Review courses outside the U.S. However, we, and in cooperation with our strategic partners and third parties, conduct CACM Review courses in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Dubai, Amman, and Kuala Lumpur.
5. How much is the CACM review course fee?
The AACI's fee (per CACM registrant) of a CACM Review course conducted in the U.S. is USD 3,650. Because The AACI is not the organizer of CACM Review courses held outside the U.S., we do not control their prices.
4. Does The AACI offer online CACM Review courses?
Currently, The AACI does not offer online CACM Review courses. It plans to produce and publish an online CACM Review course to support CACM candidates worldwide.
6. Does The AACI support third parties, universes and academic institutions, and chambers of commerce in conducting CACM review courses to their constituents?
The AACI provides these parties with significant support to enable them to conduct CACM review courses to their constituents.
Such support includes:
Interested parties may contact us for more details.
Accredited CACM Review Course
1. Does The AACI accredit CACM Review courses or providers?
The AACI accredits CACM Review courses worldwide. We accredit CACM Review courses and do not certify the providers of those courses.
When The AACI accredits a CACM Review course, the quality of the CACM review course is usually superb.
The AACI accredits a CACM Review course when it meets the following standards:
The CACM Review course provider could be a strategic partner of The AACI or any third party. The AACI accredits the CACM Review course; we do not certify its provider.
The Exam Unit issues CACM delegates who attended The AACI-accredited CACM Review course Certificates of Completion of CACM Review Program following The AACI's learning policies.
2. Does The AACI accredit CACM Review course experts?
Yes. The AACI accredits individuals who meet the following conditions as experts qualified to present a five days CACM Review course:
3. Does The AACI charge a fee to accredit a CACM Review course?
4. Does The AACI charge a fee to accredit CACM Review course experts?
The AACI does not charge any fee to accredit CACM Review course experts worldwide.
5. How can I know whether The AACI accredits the CACM review course advertised by a third party or not?
If you want to find out whether The AACI accredits the CACM Review course or not, you should ask the CACM Review course provider about each of the following accreditation parameters The AACI uses to accredit CACM Review courses:
If the answer to any one of these questions is NO, then the CACM Review course is not accredited by The AACI.
6. Does The AACI require providers of CACM Review courses to accredit their courses by The AACI?
No. The AACI accreditation of CACM Review courses provides a high assurance concerning the quality of the CACM Review course delivery and supports CACM delegates with higher chances to PASS the CACM Exam.
It does worth to note that The AACI does not require CACM candidates to attend any CACM Review course to sit for the exam. CACM candidates should decide whether they need to attend a CACM Review course or not. Further, CACM candidates are free to choose to attend any CACM Review course with any provider.
7. Who provides CACM Review courses in my country?
Please contact us at Exam@THEAACI.com.
1. 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 the 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) ®©.
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.
2. 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.
3. Are there CPE credit hours requirements for associate or student members?
No. CPE credit hours requirements apply to CACM members.
4. How can I apply for The AACI membership?
5. 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 into 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 two anti-corruption certification programs: CACM for individuals and organizations anti-corruption certification program for entities.
However, other organizations focus on the technical staff of entities. Therefore, we are not in competition with any other certification organizations in this regard.
6. 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 accounting/auditing other than the CPA, which is a license to practice accounting, administered by the various states in the U.S.
7. Do you have approved vendors (strategic partners) in the Middle East and Africa?
Yes, we do. Currently, we have approved vendors (strategic partners) in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The AACI keeps expanding its presence worldwide.
8. What is the organizations anti-corruption certification program?
Starting September 1, 2016, The AACI offers globally a disciplined anti-corruption certification program to organizations seeking to prevent fraud and corruption inside their business processes, operations, and culture. This certification process is the first of its kind worldwide and forms a basis for institutional change in fighting fraud and corruption. It is available to organizations of all kinds and types. The process is principally administered and completed Online.
It is an annual certification process that shows quantitatively the collective anti-corruption knowledge score of those who are charged with governance and reports on the result.
The Organizations Anti-Corruption Certification Program Objectives
9. How can I be an exclusive approved vendor of The AACI in my country?
An entity that is interested in being 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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10. 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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