About CCFC

The Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals Certification (CCFC) credential is designed for those new to cryptocurrency. Whether you’re starting out on a career focused on crypto, or are coming across bitcoin as you run investigations, onboard new businesses or formulate compliance policies, this is the place to begin.

The CCFC provides practitioners with the knowledge and skills to understand, analyze, and engage with cryptocurrency technologies, their use cases & function relative to the traditional financial system.

The course uses a mix of practical exercises, group discussion and instructor delivered theory to provide a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of cryptocurrency. This training can be delivered virtually or in an in-person classroom setting over two full days.

The cost of our CCFC virtual training course is $799 per person, which includes two days of virtual, webcam-based training, training materials and exam administration.

Upcoming CCFC Events

AsiaPacific
July 5 – 8 (4, half-day sessions), 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

EuropeAmericaEastCoast
July 12 – 15 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Venue: Virtual

Americas
August 8 – 11 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST
Venue: Virtual

EuropeAmericaEastCoast
August 2 – 5 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Venue: Virtual

AsiaPacific
August 23 – 26 (4, half-day sessions), 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

EuropeAmericaEastCoast
August 23 – 26 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Venue: Virtual

AsiaPacific
September 5 – 8 (4, half-day sessions), 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

EuropeAmericaEastCoast
September 6 – 9 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Venue: Virtual

More sessions to be announced soon!

Approximate schedule

Agenda

  • Bitcoin: from transaction to block
  • Block explorers
  • Altcoins
  • Industry typologies & use cases
  • Cryptocurrency and risk
  • Regulatory overview
  • Blockchain analysis
  • Transaction monitoring and compliance

CCFC Exam

  • Exam Review & Prep
  • Exam – 1.75 Hours, Open Notes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

WHAT WILL I GET FROM CHAINALYSIS CRYPTOCURRENCY FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATION?

Participants who pass the exam are awarded the Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals Certification, available both in a physical certificate (for in person events) and online LinkedIn badge form (included in price). For the exam, students have 1.75 hours to answer 80 multiple-choice questions, with 75% correct or better qualifying as a passing score. Attendees who do not pass the CCFC exam during the in-person training are allowed one retake of the exam, enabled remotely at their convenience within 14 days of the end of CCFC training.

Participants are allowed to access the slides and their notes during the exam. Collaborating with other participants is not allowed. The CCFC credential lasts for 2 years, at which time an individual must successfully recertify in order to continue use of the credential.

CAN ANYONE APPLY?

Anyone actively working in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, including regulators, financial institutions, crypto businesses, and other public sector individuals  can apply for the CCFC. We ask that you register with your work email address and recommend adding some brief details on why you are interested in the course. We will then review the application before confirming attendance. Please note, registration is not a guarantee of acceptance.

HOW MUCH DOES CCFC COST?

The cost of our CCFC virtual training course is $799 per person, which includes two days of virtual, webcam-based training, training materials and exam administration.

DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO ATTEND A CCFC COURSE?

Our top priority is to create an engaging and safe learning environment. Currently, we deliver all CCFC training courses as virtual training, ensuring you can attend from the comfort of your home office or wherever you are!

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES FOR CCFC?

CCFC Training is designed for practitioners new to cryptocurrency and will assume no prior knowledge. Our aim is to explain technical concepts in a non-technical way, accessible to all.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

Since our training focuses on a hands-on approach, classes have a limited capacity and often fill up more than 1 month in advance. We encourage you to plan ahead to secure funding, and sign up quickly to ensure your spot!

I'VE REGISTERED, HOW WILL I HEAR FROM CHAINALYSIS?

We will contact you via email with confirmation of your course registration. We will also be in touch 1 week before the scheduled date of your selected course. One final email will be sent 24 hours before the start of the course with final logistical details.

You will receive your invoice, along with payment options in a separate email.

Please ensure you check your spam boxes if you haven’t seen these messages.

CAN I CANCEL OR SWITCH INTO A DIFFERENT COURSE?

We understand that circumstances change. You can cancel your registration and receive a full refund as long as you inform us in writing of your cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the first day of the training course by emailing us at [email protected] . Note no refunds will be provided for any cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the first day of the applicable training course.

All requests to reschedule into a different course must be submitted in writing to us no less than 14 days prior to the first day of the original training course, by emailing [email protected] . Any requests received less than 14 days prior to the first day of the applicable training course will be reviewed on an individual basis and will be accepted or rejected in Chainalysis’s sole discretion. Chainalysis provides flexible payment options but reserves the right to withhold certification or reject a registration for any participant who does not submit timely payment.

CAN MY WHOLE TEAM GET CERTIFIED?

Absolutely! If you have 5 or more participants, let us know and we’ll provide info on options for a ‘Get Certified’ package for your organization.

I SEE MY CHAINALYSIS CRYPTOCURRENCY FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATION EXPIRES AFTER 2 YEARS. WHY DO I NEED TO RECERTIFY, AND WHAT DOES THIS INVOLVE?

The CCFC reflects your working knowledge of both cryptocurrency technology fundamentals and the principles of effective risk management using blockchain analysis and transaction monitoring. Renewing your CCFC reflects your current understanding in a quickly evolving ecosystem, and brings you up to date with the latest developments in regulation and analytic techniques. Renewing your certification will involve a brief online exam which you can access and complete at your convenience. Two months before your certification expires, you will start to receive emails from Chainalysis with instructions for renewing your certification. Refresher training options will also be available for your organization – just contact us for more information.

The majority of individuals do not have the time or technical expertise to filter through the endless amount of information about cryptocurrency to focus on what matters. For individuals with a non-technical background or those needing to become quickly up-to-date on how cryptocurrency really works, the CCFC course provides a focused, well-organized, and active learning experience that allows you to start asking the right questions and serves as a perfect introduction to cryptocurrency for those who need one.”

Tim Simpson
Compliance Analyst
Bittrex