Certificate in Corporate Compliance

Enroll in the Certificate in Corporate Compliance and take your Compliance Career to the next level!

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Course Description

Non-compliance can have very negative, even fatal, effects on business. Given the financial and reputational harm caused by corporate crises, compliance has risen to the top of the boardroom agenda for corporations in response to rising regulatory scrutiny and ethical demands.

Compliance is a process that refers to sticking to the rules, which means complying with relevant laws and regulations. Operations, reputational, and monetary losses result from failing to adhere to the compliance regulation. Compliance enhances an organization’s worth and is essential to ensure that it moves methodically and openly in the path it wants to go. True corporate compliance entails the protection of shareholders, consumers, and other stakeholders in addition to just adhering to legal and regulatory requirements.

This certificate program is a professional training with seven modules designed to explain key aspects and methods of corporate compliance, which a company must adopt to achieve its regulatory compliance objectives while ensuring the prevention and detection of compliance risks that arise due to the introduction of different regulatory requirements and regulations.

What You Will Get From This Course

In-demand Skills

Gain the relevant knowledge to ensure that you are supporting your firm and progressing your career.

Career Credential

Get a certificate from the FCA Financial Crime Academy.


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Course Material

Download supplementary course material such as the comprehensive course study guide.

Quiz Questions

Test your knowledge with multiple-choice questions and determine which skills you have mastered!

Course Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the foundations of corporate compliance and practical application areas
  • Comprehend compliance case studies and recognize the value of effective corporate compliance for organizations
  • Understand relevant compliance requirements and obligations as well as potential harms to organizations
  • Learn about compliance governance structures and key functions including board and management-level oversight
  • Understand the elements of a compliance management system and be able to comprehend practical implications
  • Comprehend key elements of corporate compliance management, including a code of conduct, reporting lines, policies, procedures, controls, and training
  • Learn how to deal effectively with non-compliance in an organizational environment

Target Audience

  • Executives, senior managers, and heads of departments who require a better understanding of corporate compliance and the role it should play within their organizations.
  • Managers who are responsible for managing risk and/or embedding effective systems of corporate governance.
  • Insurance managers, brokers, safety practitioners, auditors, project managers, accountants, solicitors, and consultants who are increasingly finding corporate compliance is forming part of their remit or are expected to have a broad understanding of the subject.
  • Practitioners who require a refresher on recent developments in corporate compliance.


For participating in this Certificate Program, you will need an electronic device with online video-viewing capabilities (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, etc.). You will need no previous knowledge in compliance or anti-financial crime, although this is helpful. A background in business, legal, or finance might also be beneficial but is not required.

Learning Method

This Certification Program is presented entirely online. Modules can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for Certification Programs.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Program

  • Introduction to the Program

Module 1: Corporate Compliance Foundation

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Defining Compliance
  • Making Rules « Stick »
  • Knowing the Rules
  • Case Study: Enron’s Systemic Compliance Fail
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 2: Importance of Corporate Compliance

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Obligations are Numerous, Pervasive, and Varied
  • The Demands of a Settlement Agreement
  • The Board of Directors Has a Fiduciary Duty
  • Avoiding Reputational Harm
  • The Indispensable and Positive Value of Compliance
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 3: Importance of Corporate Compliance

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Compliance & Risk Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Tolerance
  • Outsourcing Risk & Compliance
  • Insurance as Another Vehicle to Manage
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 4: Compliance Governance Structures and Key Functions

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Board Oversight and its Roles
  • Board-Level Corporate Compliance Sub-Committee
  • Management Level Corporate Compliance Committee or MCCC
  • Three Lines of Defence or TLOD Model
  • Corporate Compliance Functions
  • Role of the Compliance Officer
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 5: Holistic Compliance Management System

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Culture of Compliance
  • Compliance Objectives
  • Compliance Risks
  • Compliance Program
  • Compliance Organization
  • Compliance Communication
  • Compliance Monitoring & Continuous Improvement
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 6: Key Elements of Compliance Management

  • Introduction to this Module
  • The Code of Conduct
  • Reporting Lines
  • Policies, Procedures, and Standards
  • Training
  • Information Flows
  • Compliance & Branding
  • Communications with Business Partners
  • Monitoring & Screening
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 7: Dealing With Non-Compliance

  • Introduction to this Module
  • What is Non-Compliance?
  • Key Principles when Dealing with Non-Compliance
  • Senior Response Team
  • Reporting and Other Communication
  • Enforcing Discipline
  • Lessons Learned and Root Cause An
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Final Assessment

  • Final Assessment

Completing the Program

  • Completing the Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to take the courses?

All of our certification programs are open to students and professionals in various industries and levels of experience. Our curriculum is designed to teach what you need to know from basic fundamentals to advanced practical case studies. To take the courses and complete the exercises, students will only need access to a PC and/or Mac, a smartphone or table, and a stable internet connection.

Can I download course files and resources for the course?

Absolutely! All the files (including study guide, audiobook, course slides, etc.) in a course are available for download. Just look for a module that shows the files within a course.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

You will have yearly access to the courses as long as you maintain an active subscription. All the courses are self-paced as well so you can take your time in learning without worrying about any deadlines.

Are there any additional fees or costs?

None! The bundle price includes everything and there are no additional fees or charges to earn your digital certification.

What currency are your courses priced in?

All our online courses are priced in USD. As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

How do I earn my certificates?

Students must complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 60% passing grade.

How are the exams conducted?

Students are required to complete an online assessment (mostly multiple choice questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 60% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need.

Can I email the instructor if I have questions?

While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries.

Will these courses help me advance my career?

Based on hundreds of reviews from thousands of students we know how the Financial Crime Academy’s courses have helped so many people advance their anti-financial crime, compliance, and risk management careers. Our courses are designed to teach in-demand skills and relevant background knowledge of subject matter expertise needed in practice.

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