ACAMS Certified Global Sanctions Specialist

The Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) by ACAMS Preparation Course is designed for professionals who want to acquire deep understanding of international sanctions regulations and to obtain the CCGS certification. We advise this course to professionals in the financial services, IT services, import/ export and logistics businesses, legal advisors, and all others that require compliance with sanctions regulations.


CGSS equips individuals with the necessary skills critical for, and not limited to, the following roles:

  • Sanctions Compliance
  • Economic Sanctions/ Financial Sanctions / Embargo
  • Sanctions Screening
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Legal Counsel
  • Compliance Technology


Why to choose?

  • CGSS helps organizations minimize risk in the world of increasingly complex sanctions compliance regulations.
  • A CGSS-certified workforce will equip you with a global credential that represents a serious commitment to compliance with sanctions regulations. 


In this 6-day classroom-style course, the instructor will help you to structure and reinforce your studying, equip you with helpful tips for taking the CGSS exam and the ability to answer complex questions about the subject topics, guide you through the information in the CGSS Study Guide to enhance these core competencies:

  • understand the restrictive measures imposed by sanctions, their purpose, and how they are introduced;
  • perform sanctions due diligence to ensure that the institution is not conducting business with sanctioned parties;
  • knowledge on organizations that issue and enforce sanctions, and individuals, countries and entities that are subject to sanctions;
  • understand the consequences for non-compliance;
  • knowledge to embed sanctions compliance into risk assessment, compliance programs and training. Differentiate between AML risk and sanctions risk.


Course schedule in 2022

Duration of the course: April 25 - May 30

Application deadline: April 14

Course structure: 3 hours once a week (18:00 - 21:00) face-to-face or online

The package includes:

  • Six 3-hour consecutive live classes
  • Electronic Study Guide (pdf) and online study materials
  • The CAMS Exam
  • One-year ACAMS membership fee

Price of the course: EUR 2760 + VAT








Module 1: Governance and Enforcement

April 25

Module 2: Sanctions evasion techniques

May 2

Module 3: Sanctions due diligence

May 9

Module 4: Sanctions screening

May 16

Module 5: Sanctions investigations and assets freezing

May 23

Module 6: Trial exam and feedback session

May 30

We can offer a one-day CGSS Exam Preparation Seminar. You may also choose to host the seminar at your premises for a group of your employees. For more information, please contact fip [at] rbs [dot] lv

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Apraksts ģenerēts automātiski

“Become CGSS-certified: ensure that your organization is not conducting business with sanctioned parties and demonstrate to regulators a strong commitment to compliance in sanctions.”

LecturerInga Mukāne


For more information please contact:

Sandija Bērziņa

Non-Degree Programs Coordinator

E-mail: fip [at] rbs [dot] lv