FCPA Compliance: Creating an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program (Online Self-Study)

CPE Credit: 4 
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Experience with international organizations


The U.S. Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to prohibit corrupt payments directed at foreign officials or political organizations. Since its enactment, the FCPA has had significant impacts on the way organizations worldwide conduct business domestically and abroad. As a result, it is important for you and your organization to understand the intricate and interlocking network of criminal and civil laws designed to combat transnational bribery.

In this course, learn about the legal and regulatory framework of the U.S. government’s efforts to combat bribery in international trade. FCPA Compliance provides an overview of the FCPA and other international anti-corruption initiatives, advises how your organization can establish compliance programs to detect and minimize legal violations and examines bribery risk assessments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elements of the FCPA compliance program, and the FCPA’s accounting and anti-bribery provisions
  • International and regional anti-corruption initiatives
  • Standards and tools you can use to help design, assess and certify your organization’s anti-corruption program
  • A six-phase approach to develop a framework for conducting FCPA risk assessments
  • Methods to analyze your FCPA risk assessment
  • Risk factors you should evaluate when conducting an FCPA risk assessment

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CPE Information:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify key elements of the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and other international anti-corruption initiatives
  • Determine whether specific transactions violate the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act or both
  • Recall how FCPA is enforced and the penalties available for FCPA violations
  • Recognize the essential elements of an effective FCPA compliance program
  • Identify best practices for an FCPA risk assessment
  • Recognize common risk factors associated with FCPA violations





Table of Contents:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction and Course Overview
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to the FCPA
  • Lesson 3: The FCPA's Accounting Provisions
  • Lesson 4: The FCPA's Anti-Bribery Provisions
  • Lesson 5: International and Regional Anti-Corruption Initiatives
  • Lesson 6: Compliance Programs
  • Lesson 7: Elements of an FCPA Compliance Program (Part 1)
  • Lesson 8: Elements of an FCPA Compliance Program (Part 2)
  • Lesson 9: Standards and Tools
  • Lesson 10: Introduction to FCPA Risk Assessments
  • Lesson 11: Phases of a Risk Assessment
  • Lesson 12: Methods of Analysis
  • Lesson 13: FCPA Risk Factors
  • Lesson 14: Conclusion

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