UNH First to Offer Course Leading to Certified Financial Crime Specialist
UNH First to Offer Course Leading to Certified Financial Crime Specialist Certification

UNH and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) recently announced that UNH is the first college or university to offer a course training its students to become Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

Students enrolled in CJST 5530 “Investigating Financial Crimes” this fall at UNH are learning the legal, ethical and practical aptitudes necessary to become top-tier financial crime specialists. The groundbreaking UNH course uses the 340-page ACFCS certification exam study manual and online preparation course from ACFCS as its educational materials.

Michael Clark, senior lecturer in criminal justice and a former FBI supervisory special agent, oversees the program. The instructor for the first “Investigating Financial Crimes” course is Robert Marston, an associate professor of criminal justice who is also a former FBI supervisory special agent.

UNH has partnered with the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist to train students to be Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

"The unique ACFCS Educational Partner Program reflects the commitment of UNH to help its students gain vital, practical knowledge and credentials in the booming private and public financial crime control sector career fields," said Mario Gaboury, dean of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

“Partnering with ACFCS aligns with the University of New Haven’s mission to provide the highest-quality education and to prepare our students for purposeful lives in a global society,” added Gaboury. “The CFCS course is already proving very valuable to our students, and we look forward to expanding our CFCS program in the years to come.”

Allen Love ’88 ’90 M.P.A., a member of the Advisory Board of ACFCS and the bank secrecy act officer and deputy Global Anti-Money Laundering Officer in the United States for TD Bank, was a primary catalyst in bringing together ACFCS and UNH. Love is a member of the University’s Board of Governors and a former special agent of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service criminal investigation division.

"The new relationship between ACFCS and UNH can serve as a model on how an innovative professional organization can work together with a student-focused educational institution to develop future leaders in the financial crime industry," said Love.

Charles Intriago, president of ACFCS and a former U.S. federal prosecutor, said, “We look forward to helping UNH share the many benefits of CFCS certification with its students and train the next generation of financial crime professionals for success.”

“ACFCS is proud to partner with such a forward-thinking educational institution as the University of New Haven. It is known for seeking innovative ways to equip its students with the tools they need to find good jobs and be successful,” Intriago said.

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