Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Institute and CGA-Canada form professional partnership

VANCOUVER, April 19 /CNW/ - The Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Institute (CAMLI) and Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) have partnered to give CGAs a fast-track to the CAMLI designation.

Under the agreement, CGAs can formalize their knowledge, understanding, and the application of compliance controls under Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) legislation.  CGAs can access CAMLI's various training programs and the CAMLI-Practicing Associate (CAMLI-PA) designation, which recognizes professionals who are qualified to ensure a reporting entity meets its legal responsibilities. 

"Currently, a combination of training, knowledge, and experience is used to assess the applicants for this professional designation," said Jennifer Wilson, CAMLI Registrar. "However, this professional partnership with CGA-Canada enables us, in recognition of the high professional standards required to attain the CGA designation, to waive the two years' experience in AML/CTF that is normally required to apply for the Practicing Associate designation."

"In recognizing the value of the CGA designation, CAMLI is offering CGAs an accelerated path for earning the Institute's credentials," said Anthony Ariganello, CGA-Canada's President and CEO. "This is great news for our members who want a more in-depth understanding of this highly complex field. It is yet another exciting education and training opportunity for CGAs."

About CAMLI:

CAMLI is an educational and resource forum for anti-money laundering compliance professionals to further develop and be recognized for their knowledge and skills in the control of risks from money laundering and terrorist financing activity. CAMLI is a Canadian-focused AML/TF compliance organization designed to recognize the on-going education, development, and leadership needs of individuals tasked with the control of money laundering and terrorist financing activities and risks facing Canada's private and public sectors.   For more information, visit , or email us at

About CGA Canada:

Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and more than 90 countries. Respected accounting and financial management professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification requirements and professional standards, offers professional development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs nationally and internationally.

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For further information:

Taylore Ashlie
Director, Communications
Telephone: 604 605-5055
Cellular: 604 307-0212

Stephanie Thatcher
Senior Communications Advisor
Telephone: 604 694-6700

Jennifer Wilson
Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Institute
Telephone: 613-283-4613

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