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Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS)

Join the more than 1,500 CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) designees!  

Earn or recertify your CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) designation through:

Keep your designation current

Upon completion of your BSACS designation, stay certified by renewing your designation every 3 years. This can be done by attending the CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification Conference, CUNA Bank Secrecy Act eSchool or CUNA Bank Secrecy Act eSchool and successfully completing the recertification exam.

Recertification Examination

BSACS designees are required to maintain their designation by attending the BSACS Recertification session and passing the recertification examination every three years. The exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions, is not open book and requires a passing score of 70% or higher.

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How to earn the BSACS designation:

CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification Conference with NASCUS

  1. Register for the conference
  2. Training sessions that prepare you for the exam will be sent 30 days prior to the conference
  3. Take the exam at the conference

CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification Conference, eSchool or recorded eSchool

  1. Register for the eSchool or recorded eSchool
  2. Locate a proctor in your area.  For more information on proctor guidelines, click here
  3. Schedule your exam on a date that is before the exam deadline. The deadline will be listed on the eSchool registration page
  4. Complete & submit the Proctored Exam Request form four weeks before your scheduled exam date. Remember to check the exam deadline on the eSchool registration page and plan accordingly. When completing the form, choose BSACS Certification Exam (SC503) or BSACS Recertification Exam (SC504). You do NOT need a Comp Code.
  5. Prepare: to prepare for the certification or recertification exam:
    1. BSACS certification exam: view the pre-recorded "BSA Compliance Specialist (BSACS) Certification Session."
    2. BSACS recertification exam: view the pre-recorded “BSA Compliance Specialist (BSACS) Recertification Session".
      • NOTE: Respective exam content is covered during these sessions, students are not tested on the content of any other CUNA Bank Secrecy Act eSchool session
  6. Take the exam before the eSchool
  7. Attend CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification eSchool
Recertification

To maintain designation, BSACS designees must recertify every three years. Below are the options.

CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification Conference with NASCUS

  1. Register for the conference
  2. Training sessions that prepare you for the exam will be sent 30 days prior to the conference
  3. Take the exam at the conference

CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification Conference, eSchool or recorded eSchool

  1. Register for the eSchool or recorded eSchool
  2. Locate a proctor in your area.  For more information on proctor guidelines, click here
  3. Schedule your exam on a date that is before the exam deadline. The deadline will be listed on the eSchool registration page
  4. Complete & submit the Proctored Exam Request form four weeks before your scheduled exam date. Remember to check the exam deadline on the eSchool registration page and plan accordingly. When completing the form, choose BSACS Certification Exam (SC503) or BSACS Recertification Exam (SC504).  You do NOT need a Comp Code.
  5. Prepare: to prepare for the certification or recertification exam:
    1. BSACS certification exam: view the pre-recorded "BSA Compliance Specialist (BSACS) Certification Session"
    2. BSACS recertification exam: view the pre-recorded “BSA Compliance Specialist (BSACS) Recertification Session"
      • NOTE: Respective exam content is covered during these sessions, students are not tested on the content of any other CUNA Bank Secrecy Act eSchool session
  6. Take the exam before the eSchool
  7. Attend CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification eSchool