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Sanctions Compliance Foundations

Course format: self-paced online

    Course Content

    ACAMS sanctions compliance training is developed by our team of global subject-matter experts and combines key sanctions principles with practical examples.


    The Sanctions Compliance Foundations course covers important introductory topics, enabling participants to understand the background to sanctions – their origins and the legal frameworks that support them – and how they work in practice in different jurisdictions. We will introduce you to major sanctions regimes, including the United Nations, European Union, United States, and United Kingdom regimes.


    You will also learn how to build an effective sanctions compliance program. Course content covers how to mitigate the sanctions risks your organization faces, escalating risks as required, and sanctions incident management.


    Throughout the course, we use real-life case examples from a variety of organizations, to help you understand how sanctions work in practice. As you work through the course, you’ll have opportunities to test your knowledge, before you complete the final assessment to earn your certificate.



    You will learn:

    • 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 and how it is applied
    • How to investigate and report sanctions breaches
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    Intended audience

    Sanctions Compliance Foundations is ideal for professionals who are new to the field and are looking for introductory sanctions compliance training, including:

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    Course structure

    • Four hours of online learning
    • Course available on desktop or mobile (and most other devices)
    • Complete at your own pace
    • Pass a short final assessment to receive your ACAMS Sanctions Compliance Foundations certificate
    • Results available immediately


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