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. Check if you qualify to take the CGSS exam by visiting the Eligibility Calculator. CAMS certified members with an active ACAMS membership are pre-qualified.
  2. Submit Your Application. The CGSS online application is now available. You can start your application here.
  3. Purchase Your CGSS Exam Package. Choose between our standard package and the CGSS virtual classroom bundle. Secure your spot today!
  4. Schedule Your Exam. Once your application is accepted and you have purchased your CGSS exam package , we will send you information on how to schedule your exam for after January 1, 2020 at a Pearson VUE test center. You can find available testing centers here.

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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Submit Your CGSS Application

You can now apply online for the CGSS exam. Submit your application through our new user-friendly online web form. For more information on the CGSS application process download the candidate handbook.

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Download the Candidate Handbook

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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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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

Get Certified

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

Get Certified

CGSS Virtual Classroom Series Dates

  • Classes Start: January 15, 2020
    6:00-8:00 PM US Eastern Time
  • January 15, 2020
  • January 22, 2020
  • January 29, 2020
  • February 5, 2020
  • February 12, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
Registration closes on January 8, 2020.
  • Classes Start: January 27, 2020
    12:00-2:00 PM US Eastern Time
  • January 27, 2020
  • February 3, 2020
  • February 10, 2020
  • February 17, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 2, 2020
Registration closes on January 20, 2020.
  • Classes Start: February 5, 2020
    6:00-8:00 PM Hong Kong Time
  • February 5, 2020
  • February 12, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • February 26, 2020
  • March 4, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
Registration closes on January 29, 2020.
  • Classes Start: March 9, 2020
    12:00-2:00 PM US Eastern Time
  • March 9, 2020
  • March 16, 2020
  • March 23, 2020
  • March 30, 2020
  • April 6, 2020
  • April 13, 2020
Registration closes on March 2, 2020.
  • Classes Start: March 11, 2020
    6:00-8:00 PM US Eastern Time
  • March 11, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
Registration closes on March 4, 2020.