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AGRC Certificate in Compliance (Level 3)

The necessary tools, information, practices and skills to transform you into an in-demand professional for financial institutions and other organizations looking to create compliance programs or strengthen their current compliance function.

This AGRC Certificate has been approved and accredited by the London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).


Here are the main benefits delivered by AGRC’s Certificate in Compliance:

Course Features

By acquiring the Certificate, participants should be able to:

– Understand and remain updated on compliance requirements.

– Organise and monitor the operation of a compliance management system.

– Implement processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirements.

– Provide education and training on compliance requirements and systems.

– Promote and liaise on compliance requirements, systems and related issues.

– Promote compliance with a sound understanding of the requisite legislation.

– Show leadership in the workplace.

– Identify risk and apply risk management processes.

– Manage projects.

– Undertake compliance audits.

– Comprehensive knowledge of Compliance’s backbone including issues such as: What are the sources of compliance requirements and where are they found; What behaviour satisfies compliance, and; How do compliance personnel motivate compliant behaviour throughout their organisation.

– Via the use of four practical case studies, a thorough understanding of the essential elements of effective organizational compliance, including an in-depth exploration of its main concepts, considerations, and strategies for assessing risks and managing the compliance function and its related programs.

– The necessary tools, information, practices and skills to transform you into an in-demand professional for financial institutions and other organizations looking to create compliance programs or strengthen their current compliance function.

– Year-round registration with the option to complete the 20-hour online interactive Compliance Certification at your own pace and schedule within 3 months, plus two attempts to pass the two-hour final exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.

– Free one-year membership to AGRC, where you can exchange knowledge and share experiences with GRC professionals worldwide.

– Use of the AGRC’s professional designation as a compliance professional.

Certificate Content


– Compliance Programs & Perspectives.

– Why Do We Need Compliance?


International Regulatory Drivers and Controls

– What is Regulation?

– What is Regulation Designed to Achieve?

– Market Forces.

– Regulation and Practice.


Compliance in Practice

– The Roles of the Compliance Department, Compliant Officers and the Board.

– Key Compliance Activities and Processes.

– Key Compliance Relationships.


Ethics, Compliance and Governance Perspectives


Other Key Compliance Areas

– Anti-Money Laundering.

– Financial Crime Prevention.

– Managing Risk.

– Enforcement.

• 15-20 hours of self-paced, online, and interactive learning, including analysis of practical case studies
• A study guide
• Practice questions and a final mock exam
• Free AGRC membership for one (1) year
• Online exam with two attempts to pass
• AGRC certificate
• Use of the PAGRC designation upon successful completion

– Staff working in or aspiring to work in the compliance area.

– New graduates from any discipline.

– Staff involved in risk functions and internal or external audit.

– Those wanting to build a career in compliance in the fields of banking, insurance, or other financial services.

No previous knowledge or experience is required, although it is assumed that participants have good knowledge of English and a sound educational background.

• Duration: 60 minutes
• Number of questions: 40
• Type of question: Multiple choice
• Pass mark: 70/100
• Results appear directly once you submit all of your answers.
• Certificate is issued instantly in PDF and sent by email.
• A printed copy of the certificate can be requested for an additional charge of £50.
• Please keep in mind that if you do not complete your training programme and book your exam within the 3-month period, you will have to pay £150 to take the exam and for any additional attempt thereafter.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Most frequent questions and answers

Upon registration you will attain immediate access to all study materials and self-paced eLearning lectures.

Yes, for each AGRC package you will receive the study guide and the exam (two attempts). You will also receive a structured, guided e-learning package that includes video lectures, case studies, and much more that will allow you to study at your own time and better prepare for the exam.

Yes, each AGRC Certificate is designed to be a fully self-paced, online programme, accessible with any device, 24/7, from anywhere in the world.

The AGRC study guide contains a full mock exam with 40 practice questions for your reference. The online study material online includes additional practice questions that will enable you to engage better with the content and get the most out of your reading.

You attain access to the exam upon the completion of the course. The exam is conveniently taken remotely from your own PC or laptop. You do not need to travel to an examination centre to sit your final test. Rather, you can take the exam at your own convenience, at any time from the comfort of your home or office. All you have to do is email info@agrc.org  with your name, email address, and AGRC certificate of choice, and AGRC will send you instructions on how to access the exam.

The AGRC exam consist of 40 MCQs (50 MCQs in the case of the Risk Management Certificate) for the completion and award of the AGRC Certificate of your choice. The pass mark is 70% and two attempts are permitted. The time allowed for the exam is 60 minutes.

We recommended a total of 15 to 25 learning hours. As it is a fully self-paced course, you are expected to define a suitable pace yourself. However, most of our students tend to complete their training in under three (3) months.

The AGRC study guide, the self-paced online interactive course that includes the analysis of  practical case studies, a set of mock practice questions to help you prepare for the exam,  one (1) year of free AGRC membership, and two (2) attempts to pass the online exam. Upon passing the exam, you will attain the AGRC Certificate of your choice.

AGRC Certificates have been designed for professionals looking to build a career in governance, risk and compliance, including working in functions that focus on AML, financial crime prevention, risk management, customer onboarding and more. No previous knowledge or experience is required although it is assumed that those interested have good knowledge of English and a strong educational background.

This Certificate has been developed by the Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC) and the training programme has been prepared by the London Governance and Compliance Academy (LGCA), one of AGRC’s official training partners. The syllabus is verified by external subject matter experts and may be accredited by financial regulators and professional bodies for between 15 and 25 CPD units in the topic it covers.

To register for this course, click on ”Add to Cart” above and follow the instructions to pay online. If you wish to receive an invoice instead of paying online, please contact us.

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