AGRC Qualifications

AGRC Fundamentals of International Economic Sanctions (AGRCFIES)


In this course, you will learn to define sanctions and identify the different categories involved. You will also review and understand the global sanctions framework and its key decisionmakers, including international institutions like the UN and the EU, and sovereign nation states such as the USA. Finally, you will examine the motives and rationale behind such decisions, the resulting effects and the consequences experienced not only by the targeted parties but also those doing business with them, either directly or indirectly.

Overall, the course is structured to offer the relevant knowledge with reference to practical examples that will enable for a sanctions compliance strategy to be conducted in an effective manner, something essential to mitigating the sanctions risk.

Course Content

o Introduction to Sanctions
o Global Sanctions Framework
o New Ground for Expanding Sanctions: The Use of Chemical Weapons
o Sanctions Compliance Strategy
o Conclusion

Training Duration

This course may take up to five (5) hours to complete. Keep in mind, however, that actual study time varies based on each learner’s training pace.

Who Should Enrol?

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to understand the essential definitions of sanctions, the global framework, and the main risks considered within an international economic sanctions compliance strategy.

Training Method

The course is offered online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and reading material. Learners may start, stop, and resume their training at any time.

At the end of the training, participants take a quiz to complete their learning and earn a Certificate of Completion.

Accreditation and CPD Recognition

This programme has been developed by the Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC), a globally recognised GRC certification organization and network.

The syllabus is verified by external subject matter experts and can be accredited by regulators and other bodies for five (5) CPD units that approve education in financial regulation. The course may be also approved for CPD units by institutions that approve general financial training such as CISI and ACAMS.

Eligibility criteria and CPD units are verified directly by your association, regulator, or other any other body for which you hold membership.

Registration and Access

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Access to the course is valid for 365 days.

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  • Course Aims and Learning Objectives
  • 1. Fundamentals of International Economics Sanctions
  • Introduction to Sanctions
  • 2. Introduction to Sanctions
  • Introduction to Sanctions Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Global Sanctions Framework
  • 3. Global Sanctions Framework
  • Global Sanctions Framework Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Global Sanctions Framework True/False Questions
  • New Ground for Expanding Sanctions: Use of chemical weapons
  • 4. New Ground for Expanding Sanctions
  • New Ground for Expanding Sanctions Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Sanctions Compliance Strategy
  • 5. Sanctions Compliance Strategy
  • Sanctions Compliance Strategy Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Course Conclusion
  • 6. Course Conclusion
  • Final Test
  • Fundamentals of International Economic Sanctions - Handbook.pdf
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever