Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Certification

Next course starts October, 2024

Fundamental to anyone engaged in any international business, including the activities of non-profit organizations, is the need to comply with anti-bribery laws prohibiting the bribery of foreign public officials. Most countries now have such laws and an increasing number of countries are actively enforcing such laws. Indeed, the penalties imposed are massive in terms of fines and frequently lead to prison terms for violators. No entity engaged international business is exempt as these laws are applied far beyond the borders of the countries enforcing the law. Anyone claiming an expertise in money laundering should have a sound understanding of these anti-bribery laws.

The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is not only the most actively enforced anti-bribery law, but also the basis upon which virtually all anti-bribery laws are based. The only other law that has as broad a reach is the UK Bribery Act. Developing a sound understanding of these two laws provides a firm basis upon which to address anti-bribery laws now being actively enforced in much of the world. This professional certification includes 15 modules over a period of 8 weeks. Its curriculum delivers to the marketplace individuals with practical knowledge of the field, able to work for the private sector, regulators, enforcement agencies and governments.

This certification course includes:

  • Introduction and Overview of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • The Anti-Bribery Provisions: Scope and Jurisdiction
  • The Anti-Bribery Provisions: Corrupt Intent and Offers, Promises, or Payments
  • The Anti-Bribery Provisions: Anything of Value
  • The Anti-Bribery Provisions: Foreign Public Official
  • The Anti-Bribery Provisions: Influencing an Official Act
  • Third-Party Liability
  • The Anti-Bribery Provisions: Exceptions and Affirmative Defenses
  • The FCPA’s Accounting and Record-Keeping Provisions
  • The FCPA’s Internal Accounting Controls Provisions
  • Sanctions for Violations the FCPA
  • The UK Bribery Act – Sections 1 and 6
  • The UK Bribery Act – Section 7 and Affirmative Defenses
  • The UK Bribery Act – Defense of Adequate Procedures
  • Overriding Considerations

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Distinguish between the different anti-bribery provisions
  • Understand the concept of third-party liability
  • Develop an understanding of the FCPA’s Accounting and Record-Keeping provisions and the internal accounting controls provisions
  • Learn the different sections of the UK Bribery Act


To qualify for admission to this AML/CFT/FCP Certification Program sequence of courses, in addition to a high school diploma and/or have entry-level qualifications to a college/university a student must qualify via at least one of the following:

  • Be enrolled at a University Partner’s institution;
  • Be admitted at any University Partner’s institution;
  • Have obtained at least an Associate Degree from another accredited institution; or
  • Have accumulated five (5) years of experience working for a regulated entity under AML/CFT/CFP/FCP, a regulator, an enforcement agency or government, and possess at least a high school diploma.

Program Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live or Group Internet Based

CPE Credit: 40

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Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology (ABIIT)

Antigua and Barbuda.

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Kuwait Compliance Company (KCC)


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St. Thomas University (STU)

Miami, Florida.

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