Get Certified – our new Global Sanctions Certification – now in Arabic!

It's a vast understatement to say that, over the last decade, complying with global sanctions has become more complex. The increased risk associated with sanctions violations has necessitated the development of a profession of sanctions specialists: those well versed in the policies, laws, regulations, guidance, technologies and sometimes direct contradictions involved in complying with sanctions.


The Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) defines the body of knowledge underlying sanctions compliance, with a focus on the concepts, legal frameworks, regulator expectations and established best practices.


If you work for a global organisation – for a financial institution, money service business, manufacturing or shipping company – understanding the core concepts of sanctions due diligence can mean the difference between compliance and non-compliance.


Want to know more? Download the Study Guide Table of Contents to see the breadth of knowledge covered.

CGSS Crest

Be Among The First to Take CGSS in Arabic.

While the CGSS program in English is currently live, CGSS in Arabic will launch in Autumn/Winter of 2020. You can reserve your place now, to be amongst the first to take the exam in Arabic. Register before 30 October 2020 and you will also secure an early bird discount of USD$250 on the standard examination package or USD$400 on the virtual classroom bundle.


The timetable for launch is as follow:


  • October 2020: CGSS Study Guide and Flash Cards are sent to pre-registered candidates (for candidates who prefer our self-study option – packages start at USD$1,295)
  • November 2020: Exam becomes available at Pearson VUE testing centres worldwide


December 2020/January 2021: Launch of Virtual Classroom and Live Prep Class (for candidates who prefer a more structured learning experience – packages start at USD$1,790)

Are you eligible to apply?

Use our calculator to see if you have 40 ACAMS credits.