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The ACAMS Sanctions Space

The ACAMS Sanctions Space is led by accomplished sanctions and counter-terrorism expert Dr. Justine Walker. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge with a leading subject matter specialist on global sanctions implementation.

    For individuals

    Whether you are looking to hone your expertise, or you’re just starting out, the ACAMS Sanctions Space has the resources to help your career in sanctions compliance.

    For organizations

    Equip your sanctions and financial crime compliance teams with the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the constantly evolving world of global sanctions.



    Demonstrate a training commitment to sanctions compliance with world-leading certificates and certifications.

    Enhance understanding of complex and current issues with in-depth masterclasses, thought-leadership publications and global roundtables, bringing together world-leading experts to discuss international perspectives and approaches to financial crime.

    Keep compliance professionals up to date on the latest sanctions developments around the world with monthly sanctions updates.

    Sanctions: Our Featured Offerings

    Become part of our global sanctions community. We offer training and content to suit professionals at any stage of their career.

    The Certified Global Sanctions Specialists (CGSS) Certification

    The Certified Global Sanctions Specialists (CGSS) Certification is the culmination of five years of research and development on international sanctions compliance. The program equips professionals with the tools they need to understand and interpret changing sanctions regimes. CGSS is globally recognized and available in a variety of languages.

    Sanctions Foundations Certificate Course

    Sanctions Compliance Foundations is a four-hour online certificate course, providing an essential overview of sanctions compliance. It’s ideal for professionals who are new to the field, or those who are not yet ready for CGSS. The course can be accessed on-demand, and is available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

    ACAMS Premium Webinar Subscription

    The ACAMS Premium Webinar Subscription comprises our entire library of live and on-demand webinars, plus our Sanctions Global Monthly Updates and Sanctions Masterclasses. Subscribers gain unlimited access to learning resources, including expert analysis of the changing sanctions landscape.


    Global Sanctions Monthly Update

    This 40-minute pre-recorded webinar is your essential monthly viewing. It’s designed to keep compliance professionals informed of developments in the ever-dynamic global sanctions space.


    Typically, each month’s update will cover:


    • Key changes to sanctions regimes
    • A discussion of relevant geopolitical developments and proposed legislation
    • Regulatory updates
    • A ‘spotlight on’ section, focusing on a current sanctions issue

    Latest Monthly Updates:

    US Sanctions Policy Review, Cyber Updates, and Libya
    Russia, Proliferation Financing and Ransomware
    Belarus and FATF’s PF Guidance
    Supply Chain Due Diligence Considerations & Nord Stream 2
    China and Belarus Developments

    The Sanctions Masterclass, with Dr. Justine Walker 

    Our Sanctions Masterclass provides a deep dive into some of the most challenging sanctions issues. Led by ACAMS Head of Global Sanctions and Risks, Dr. Justine Walker, each webinar’s topic is shaped by members of our International Sanctions Compliance Task Force.


    The Sanctions Masterclass focuses on the practical application of compliance measures. You can expect to hear real-life examples of sanctions compliance in action.


    Each Masterclass is presented live, with a question-and-answer session at the end that allows you to put your questions to the experts. All Masterclasses are recorded and made available to subscribers to view on-demand.


    Latest Masterclasses:

    Rapid Response Webinars

    In our Rapid Response Webinars, we react to breaking news from the global sanctions space. Designed to give you the latest insight as quickly as possible, Rapid Response Webinars are released in response to new developments or regulations that affect sanctions professionals.


    The webinars feature a panel of experts who will get to the heart of complex sanctions issues. Presented live, you can pose your questions to the panelists using our Q&A function. All webinars are recorded and available to view after the event.


    Latest Rapid Response Webinars:

    Global Roundtables

    Bringing together perspectives from around the world, the global roundtable Series examines prevalent topics in the world of anti-financial crime. Participants are encouraged to get involved in the conversation with international experts, to discuss and share experiences, approaches, and thoughts, through the use of a live Q&A function.


    Latest Roundtables:

    Leading the Global Sanctions Compliance Conversation

    ACAMS promotes public-private sector dialogue, bringing together eminent voices from the sanctions industry. We focus on the global implementation of sanctions measures through our thought-leadership resources, including regular white papers, publications, and updates from our international task forces.


    The ACAMS International Sanctions Compliance Task Force
    Events for Sanctions Professionals


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