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Your Sanctions Expertise, Certified with CGSS

The ACAMS 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.

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    Remaining compliant with complex sanctions laws requires up-to-date knowledge. The Sanctions Space is a comprehensive resource center featuring rapid response briefings, Global Monthly Update webinars, Masterclasses, and other publications.

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    Be recognized as a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist.

     

     

    Prepare to Respond to Change

     

    In the sanctions world, change is a certainty. The best way to be prepared is to understand the principles underlying sanctions compliance. CGSS focuses on concepts, legal frameworks, regulator expectations, and established best practices in global sanctions. Become certified in as little as four months.

    Benefits of the ACAMS CGSS Certification for organizations:

    • Embed sanctions compliance into your organization, with a consistent global training program
    • Standardize and benchmark the knowledge of all of your sanctions professionals
    • Confidence that your sanctions compliance team is regulatory ready

    Benefits of the ACAMS CGSS Certification for professionals:

    • Comprehensive training on sanctions principles
    • Validate your knowledge and experience, with a globally recognized certification
    • Become part of the diverse, global ACAMS community

    What You Will Learn

    Studying CGSS will enable professionals to:

    • Understand sanctions measures, their purpose, and how they are introduced
    • Learn to identify sanctions evasion techniques
    • Understand sanctions due diligence
    • Gain a detailed understanding of the risks of non-compliance

    Intended Audience for the CGSS Certification

    CGSS is ideal for mid-to senior-level sanctions professionals.

    Roles include:

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

    An active ACAMS membership is required to apply for CGSS.

    Submit your application

    Submit your application outlining your qualifications – you need 40 eligibility credits to apply.

    Study, then schedule your CGSS Exam

    You can choose self-study or enhanced learning paths. Take the CGSS 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.
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    CGSS Packages

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

     

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    Save up to US$500 on the CGSS Virtual Classroom Bundle


    Prices below reflect the discounted pricing. Offer ends on June 30, 2024.

     

    Seleccione su idioma para ver los materiales de estudio disponibles en el paquete seleccionado.

     

    Standard Package
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Curso de aprendizaje electrónico
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Flashcards
    Seis clases en línea de 2 horas en línea
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Curso de aprendizaje electrónico
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Flashcards
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Curso de aprendizaje electrónico
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Flashcards
    Seis clases en línea de 2 horas en línea
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Seis clases en línea de 2 horas en línea
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Virtual Classroom Bundle
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Seis clases en línea de 2 horas en línea
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495
    Standard Package
    Guía de estudio electrónica (PDF)
    Flashcards
    Preguntas de repaso
    Post-evaluación
    Examen de práctica
    El Examen de CGSS
    Sector privado
    $1,995
    Sector público
    $1,495

    CGSS purchase must be completed by June 30, 2024. The regular price for this bundle is US$2,395 for private sector and US$1,995 for public sector. This promotion is only valid for the CGSS Certification from ACAMS, and its respective Virtual Classroom Series. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount. It expires on June 30, 2024, at 11:59 PM CT.

     

    The CGSS Virtual Classroom Series Is currently available in English and French.

    ACAMS ahora ofrece supervisión en línea para los candidatos que realizan sus exámenes de certificación. Para obtener más información, visite la página de preguntas frecuentes.

    Optional Upgrades

    CGSS Virtual Classroom Series
    $595.00

    A live online training course, providing candidates with additional support to help retain and reinforce key concepts covered in the CGSS study guide.

    CGSS Exam Retake
    $299.00
    CGSS Exam Extension
    $100.00

     

    CGSS Virtual Classroom Schedule

     

    Virtual Classroom is an online training course, with two-hour live virtual classes each week, for six-weeks. It provides candidates with additional support to help retain and reinforce key concepts covered in the CGSS study guide.

    Jul 9 - Aug 13, 2024, US 12 PM ET - English
    Aug 7 - Sep 11, 2024, APAC EMEA 6 PM HKT/11 AM BST - English
    Sep 12 - Oct 17, 2024, EMEA 4 PM CEST - French
    Oct 9 - Nov 13, 2024, US 6 PM ET - English
    Oct 30 - Dec 4, 2024, APAC EMEA 6 PM HKT/10 AM GMT - English
    Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2024, EMEA 4 PM CET - French

    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.

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