SOURCE: International Association for Asset Recovery

Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery (CSAR)

September 29, 2010 13:25 ET

For First Time, CSAR Marks Asset Recovery as Area of Certifiable Skills

Dozens of Professionals Who Represent Fraud Victims, Government Agencies Set to Take First Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery Certification Exam Nov. 4-6

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  In a world where less than one-percent of fraud, corruption and criminal proceeds are recovered, the International Association for Asset Recovery (IAAR) is dawning a new day. IAAR is about to do something no organization has ever done: delineate asset recovery as an area of special skill that needs, and is appropriate for, certification.

Working for eight months with more than 30 experts, including legal, forensic accounting, investigative and analysis experts, and guided by a top psychometric firm, IAAR, a global membership association, has built a rigorous examination that probes skills in nine areas.

Independent, verifiable evidence of skill
The Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery (CSAR) certification will provide evidence that professionals meet asset recovery standards of skill.

The first examination will be administered at the IAAR Annual Conference at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas Nov. 4-6, 2010. The conference program includes a four-session track for exam preparation. A diverse group of 38 persons have already signed up to take the exam at the conference. 

"The wave of fraud sweeping the world creates a compelling need for a reliable way to identify persons who have the necessary skill to outfox fraudsters and criminals in locating and recovering the fruits of their crime," said IAAR founder Charles Intriago.

Asset recovery the endgame, CSAR the clinching credential
"Asset recovery is the endgame of all financial crime. It's one thing to be certified as a fraud examiner or in anti-money laundering, but it is the clinching credential to be known as a Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery," said Patricia Valdes, Assistant Executive Director of IAAR.

Starting November 6, the examination may be taken at one of more than 500 Kryterion-IAAR testing centers worldwide.

CSAR constructed by same people who built CAMS
IAAR was created by the same people who established and launched the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), which has been earned by nearly 8,000 people worldwide and is the global gold standard.

Interested persons may visit to learn more and register for the CSAR certification exam. This November, IAAR will offer an online, on-demand exam preparation course.

(Members of the press should contact Patty Valdes to receive credentials to the conference.)

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