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Your Sanctions Expertise—Certified

The Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) certification is the global program for equipping professionals with the tools they need to understand and interpret changing sanctions regimes.

    CGSS - CERTIFIED GLOBAL SAMCTIONS SPECIALISTS


    Be one of the first in the world to become a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist.

     

     

    Prepare to Respond to Changing Goalposts

     

    Sanctions are being used in ways never seen before. CGSS defines the body of knowledge underlying sanctions compliance, with a focus on the concepts, legal frameworks, regulator expectations, and established best practices. In as little as three months, individuals and teams can gain certification.

    Grasp sanctions measures, their purpose, and how they are introduced

    Learn to identify sanctions evasion techniques

    Understand Sanctions Due Diligence

    Discover how you can embed sanctions compliance into your organisation

    Gain a detailed understanding of the risks of non-compliance

    Who Should Apply

    CGSS is best suited for mid-to senior-level professionals, in the following areas:

    • Sanctions Compliance
    • Economic Sanctions
    • Financial Sanctions
    • Sanctions Screening
    • AML/CTF
    • AML Sanctions
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Risk Management
    • Legal Counsel
    • Embargo
    • Compliance Technology
    How to Get Certified
    Join ACAMS

    We certify the achievements of our members. You must be an ACAMS Member to apply.

    Submit your application

    Are you eligible? Submit your application outlining your qualifications—you need 40 ACAMS credits to apply.

    Study, then schedule your CGSS Exam

    You can choose self-study or enhanced learning paths. Take the exam when you’re ready.

    Before you apply, use our eligibility calculator to see if you have the right experience to qualify for the CGSS exam.
    Professional experience
    Education and Training

    CGSS Packages

    ACAMS offers CGSS in a variety of formats to suit the way you learn. Have a look at the options below.

     

    Standard Package
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Six 2-hour live online classes
    Private Sector
    $1,695
    $2,180
    Public Sector
    $1,295
    $1,790
    Standard Package
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Private Sector
    $1,695
    Public Sector
    $1,295
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Six 2-hour live online classes
    Private Sector
    $2,180
    Public Sector
    $1,790
    Standard Package
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Six 2-hour live online classes
    Private Sector
    $1,695
    $2,180
    Public Sector
    $1,295
    $1,790
    Standard Package
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Private Sector
    $1,695
    Public Sector
    $1,295
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Six 2-hour live online classes
    Private Sector
    $2,180
    Public Sector
    $1,790
    Standard Package
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Private Sector
    $1,695
    Public Sector
    $1,295
    Standard Package
    Electronic Study Guide (pdf)
    Online Study Materials (flashcards)
    The CGSS Exam
    Private Sector
    $1,695
    Public Sector
    $1,295

    Optional Upgrades

    CGSS Virtual Classroom Series
    $495.00
    A live web-based study course, which provides candidates with additional guided instructions to help retain and reinforce key concepts covered in the main CGSS examination Study Guide.
    CGSS Exam Retake
    $299.00
    CGSS Exam Extension
    $100.00

    Disability Service Accommodations

    Requests for Disability Service Accommodations:

     

    ACAMS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities as defined by local, applicable law. Our intent is to ensure that everyone who makes a request for accommodations is advised of the accommodation process as promptly as possible. If you have a disability as defined under local, applicable law, please contact the Accommodation Coordinator for a request form and information.

     

    Process

     

    The first step in the accommodation process is to contact our Disability Services.

     

    Disability Services Accommodation Coordinator

    Phone:+1 786 871 3062

    E-mail: accommodations@acams.org

    Fax:+1 866 494 0040

     

    After you initiate contact, the Accommodation Coordinator will ask you to complete the accommodation request form specifying your impairment and the requested accommodation. In addition to the form, you must provide recent (generally no more than five years old) certification and/or documentation from a qualified medical or educational professional that (a) provides a specific diagnosis; and (b) recommends specific accommodations that might be helpful to the applicable setting and request based on the diagnosis.

     

    When completing the form, add your application number (e.g., CAMS099887766), and submit it to accommodations@acams.org to ensure ACAMS properly receives your accommodation request.

     

    The Accommodation Coordinator will contact you with further information. The Accommodation Coordinator will evaluate your request and supporting documentation and request or obtain any additional input, including supporting documentation as appropriate to determine whether your request can reasonably be granted. If your request is granted, the Accommodation Coordinator will work with you to implement the request. If your request is denied or deemed unreasonable, the Accommodation Coordinator will engage in a dialog with you to explore any alternative reasonable accommodation options, if appropriate. 

     

    Once accommodations have been implemented, you should continue to work with Disability Services on any accommodation-related needs. If you experience difficulty in implementing or obtaining approved accommodations, you must notify the Accommodation Coordinator immediately upon identification of concern for assistance in rectifying the situation as appropriate.

     

    Requests are reviewed on an individual and rolling basis. Please note, the time for approval could potentially affect the timeframe for testing with approved accommodation.

     

    If you have a complaint, please contact accommodations@acams.org. If you believe you have been discriminated against due to a disability you should contact accommodations@acams.org to address the immediate situation. You will be contacted by the Certification Manager.