Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS)

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The Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) designation showcases your commitment to identifying the latest forms of illicit financial activities and understanding evolving Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws.

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How to earn the BSACS designation:

CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification Conference with NASCUS

  1. Register for the conference
  2. View the BSACS certification training session to prepare  for the certification exam. Training is available 30 days prior to the conference.
  3. Take the exam at the conference

CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification 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 is 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). You do NOT need a Comp Code.
  5. Prepare for the certification exam:
    • View the pre-recorded "BSA Compliance Specialist (BSACS) Certification Session."
    • NOTE: Exam content is covered during this session, students are not tested on the content of any other CUNA Bank Secrecy Act eSchool session.
  6. Take the exam before the exam deadline
  7. Attend CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification eSchool
Recertification

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

CUNA BSA/AML Certification Conference with NASCUS

  1. Register for the conference
  2. View the BSACS recertification training session to prepare for the certification exam.  Training is available 30 days prior to the conference.
  3. Take the exam at the conference

CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification 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 is 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 Recertification Exam (SC504). You do NOT need a Comp Code.
  5. Prepare for the recertification exam:
    • View the pre-recorded “BSA Compliance Specialist (BSACS) Recertification Session".
    • NOTE: Exam content is covered during this session, students are not tested on the content of any other CUNA Bank Secrecy Act eSchool session
  6. Take the exam before the exam deadline
  7. Attend CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Certification eSchool