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Sanctions Foundations

Course Format: Self-paced Online

    New Sanctions Compliance Foundations is coming in Spring!

    We will soon launch a new version of this certificate in English to help you respond to the latest sanctions challenges. To pre-book, please contact

    What you’ll learn in the new 2021 version:

    • How sanctions are created and enforced

    • The different sanctions types, their targets and exceptions

    • The jurisdictional reach of sanctions and to whom the concept applies

    • How violations happen and how to prevent them

    • What a robust sanctions compliance program looks like

    • How to conduct sanctions due diligence

    • What sanctions screening is

    • Investigating and reporting sanction breaches

    Learning Points

    • Explain types of sanctions and how they are used to change behaviour
    • Access and read lists of sanctions targets
    • Use controls to mitigate sanctions risk
    • Document and report sanctions compliance efforts
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    Intended Audience

    • New and experienced professionals
    • People looking for a Sanctions refresher
    • A stepping stone towards the Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) designation
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    Course Structure

    • Four-week online certificate
    • Available on desktop or mobile (and most other devices)
    • Content split into four sections, complete these at your own pace (within four weeks)
    • Pass a short assessment and you will receive the Sanctions Foundations Certificate
    • Your results are available immediately