The Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) Certification

CGSS is an ACAMS certification that equips an organization’s workforce with a credential that represents a serious commitment to compliance with sanctions, in a world of increasingly complex laws, regulations, and policies. CGSS is global, allowing multinational institutions to strategically and uniformly apply the same program for all global employees.

Become CGSS-certified and demonstrate to regulators a strong commitment to compliance in sanctions, as CAMS (the gold standard in AML certification) demonstrates to AML compliance.

Earn your Certified Global Sanctions Specialist credential

Start earning your CGSS credential by following these simple steps:

  1. Check Your Eligibility. The CGSS online application will be available by November 2019. In the meantime, you can start checking your eligibility for the CGSS examination, and securing your spot. An active ACAMS membership is required to apply.
  2. Purchase Your CGSS Examination Package. Choose between our standard package and the CGSS virtual classroom bundle. Classes start on October 2019.
  3. Schedule Your Exam. The CGSS examination will be available by January 2020. You will be able to find more information about the process, testing centers and instructions to schedule your exam on the CGSS candidate handbook (available by the end of 2019).


Not Sure if You Qualify? Check Your Eligibility

To be eligible for the CGSS Exam you must have 40 qualifying credits based on education, other professional certification, and/or professional experience in the sanctions or financial crime compliance field.

Visit our eligibility calculator to determine if you qualify to take the CGSS exam.

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The CGSS Examination Packages

CGSS Standard Package

This package includes:

  • Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
  • Online Study Materials (flashcards)
  • The CGSS Exam

Private Sector:

USD $1,695

Public Sector:

USD $795

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CGSS Virtual Classroom Bundle

This package includes:

  • Six 2-hour live online classes
  • Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
  • Online Study Materials (flashcards)
  • The CGSS Exam

Private Sector:

USD $2,180

Public Sector:

USD $995

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Become a Member

In order to apply to the CGSS certification, you must have an active ACAMS membership. Joining our community comes with exclusive benefits including reduced pricing on training, events and access to ACAMS career center, community, webinars and more.

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CGSS Virtual Classroom Series Dates

Upcoming Dates TBA

Please contact us at info@acams.org to secure your spot!