About CKC

The Chainalysis KYT Certification (CKC) credential provides practitioners with the knowledge and skills to apply their own compliance philosophy and determine appropriate on-chain compliance workflows with Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT).

This training uses both Chainalysis KYT & Reactor, the tools of choice for compliance officers, analysts & other users at regulators, financial institutions, and cryptocurrency businesses. The training is provided in a small classroom, in-person or webcam-based setting during a full day.

The cost of the CKC training event is $599 per person, which includes the 1 day of on-site, in-person training, catered lunch, exam administration, and a happy hour for participants.

The cost of the virtual CKC training event is $449 per person, which includes the 1 day of virtual training, and exam administration.

At this time, the CKC training program is for Chainalysis customers only.

Upcoming CKC Events

EuropeAmericaEastCoast
July 21 – 22 (2, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT)
Venue: Virtual

Americas
August 2 – 3 (2, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST
Venue: Virtual

AsiaPacific
August 9 – 10 (2, half-day sessions), 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

EuropeAmericaEastCoast
August 16 – 17 (2, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT)
Venue: Virtual

AsiaPacific
September 13 – 14 (2, half-day sessions), 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

EuropeAmericaEastCoast
September 19 – 20 (2, 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

REVIEW OF INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

APPROACHING RISK & COMPLIANCE

  • Interpreting Indirect exposure with a risk-based approach
  • Create your compliance policy
  • Investigate risky users

CKC Exam

  • Exam Review & Prep
  • Exam – 40 minutes, Open Notes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

WHAT WILL I GET FROM CHAINALYSIS KYT CERTIFICATION?

Participants who pass the exam are awarded the Chainalysis KYT Certification, available both in a physical certificate and online LinkedIn badge form (included in price). For the exam, students have 40 minutes to answer 20 multiple-choice questions, with 75% correct or better qualifying as a passing score. Participants are allowed to access the slides and their notes during the exam, collaborating with other participants is not allowed during the exam. The CKC credential lasts for 1 year, at which time an individual must successfully re-certify in order to continue use of the credential. Attendees who do not pass the CKC 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 CKC training.

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES FOR CKC?

CKC Training is designed for active Chainalysis KYT & Reactor users, so participants are required to have a foundational knowledge & some prior training or usage of both Chainalysis KYT & Reactor.

All participants are required to participate the KYT Essentials 2-hour training webinar to understand KYT’s basic workflows which is absolutely necessary as it forms the foundation for the CKC.

For Reactor, participants should have a basic knowledge of the Reactor user interface, change address analysis, cluster merges & custom clusters for due diligence in Reactor. Participants able to apply these concepts will get the maximum value out of the CKC training and will be able make more accurate risk assessments on the job. To master these concepts, we recommend taking the Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) course before attending the KYT Certification course. If you cannot attend the 2-day CRC course prior to the KYT Certification, the Reactor Essentials 2-hour training webinar is the minimum prerequisite to have the Reactor knowledge necessary for success in CKC.

Participants new to the cryptocurrency industry are also recommended to watch the Cryptocurrency Essentials webinar.

All live & on-demand training webinars are accessible through the Chainalysis KYT Knowledge Base.

SHOULD EVERYONE IN THE COMPLIANCE TEAM TAKE BOTH CKC AND CRC?

Although Chainalysis encourages taking both the CKC and CRC for maximum comprehension of both products, it is not a strict requirement. Some organizations have a specialisation within the compliance team where all members are certified on KYT and a smaller number of Compliance Specialists are certified on both KYT and Reactor.

A customer KYT profile’s risky indirect exposure often needs to be investigated in Reactor. This can be a difficult task and requires the skills taught during the CRC. As a general rule, we advise to have at least 2 members of your compliance team take the CRC in addition to the CKC. By doing so you create redundancy within the team (vacation, illness, job change) and allow for an internal second opinion on complicated cases.

HOW MUCH DOES CKC COST?

The cost of the CKC training event is $599 per person, which includes the 1 day of on-site, in-person training, catered lunch, exam administration, and a happy hour for participants.

The cost of the virtual CKC training event is $449 per person, which includes the 1 day of virtual training, and exam administration.

DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO ATTEND A CKC COURSE?

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

DO I NEED TO DISCUSS MY COMPANY’S COMPLIANCE POLICIES WITH COMPETITORS?

During this CKC event, you’ll work together to use a fictitious company to draft a compliance policy – so no need to disclose your company’s specific compliance policies with competitors. If you want to focus on your company’s compliance policies, let us know and we’ll provide info on an onsite ‘Get Certified’ package for your organization.

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, WHEN WILL I HEAR I’M APPROVED AND RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION?

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 48 hours before the start of the course reminding you of the 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 an onsite ‘Get Certified’ package for your organization.

I SEE MY CHAINALYSIS KYT CERTIFICATION EXPIRES AFTER 1 YEAR. WHY DO I NEED TO RECERTIFY, AND WHAT DOES THIS INVOLVE?

The Chainalysis KYT Certification (CKC) program ensures you are proficient using KYT, and we want you to stay up to speed with the latest product updates since your initial certification.

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 CKC certification.

Refresher training options are also available for your organization – just contact us for more information.

As members of my team began to see more investigations involving cryptocurrency, we realized we probably weren't using Reactor to its fullest capacity. Given Covid-19, we signed up for virtual Chainalysis Training despite concerns about technical glitches and a lack of face-to-face contact with the instructor and other trainees. Fortunately, we had no reason to be concerned. Our Chainalysis Trainer did a great job of walking us through both the basics and fairly advanced blockchain analysis techniques, catering to the spectrum of students in the class ranging from new users to more experienced investigators. I definitely recommend Chainalysis Training to others who want to use Reactor more effectively.

DAVE BERRY
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR
SANTA CLARA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, REACT TASK FORCE