Whereas Pace CGGRR's Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional® certification is a comprehensive professional certification, Pace also provides certificates in targeted specialized areas of regulatory compliance.

These certificates are delivered in an online self-study mode, providing approximately 20 hours of “on demand" videos, as well comprehensive readings in specialized topics within regulatory compliance. This enables participants to obtain certifications in their desired area of specialization within the timeframes and geographic locations permitted by their professional and personal schedules.

The following certificates are currently offered by the CGGRR:

Certificate in Financial Crimes Compliance

"PwC's 2018 Global Economic Crime & Fraud Survey finds that 49% of global organizations say they've experienced economic crime in the past two years. But what about the other 51%? Have they avoided falling victim - or simply don't know about it?"

Source: PwC's 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey (PDF)

Given the above, it is critically important that regulatory compliance professionals possess the requisite skillset necessary to succeed and lead their firms within this challenging environment!

This certificate focuses on critical facets of compliance for financial crimes and includes the following modules:

  • The Role of Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Sanctions
  • Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption

The certificate program consists of approximately 20 hours of video content featuring Professor Bob Chersi. Each online video contains presentation materials accompanying the lecture. After viewing the videos, an online certification examination is provided. Professor Chersi is available electronically for guidance and to answer questions. Certification is earned after watching the videos and passing the certification examination. Participants are asked to complete the self-study within three months of registration.

Registration for the Certificate in Financial Crimes Compliance is now open and available.

Certificate in Cybersecurity for Regulatory Compliance Professionals

"I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be. And even they are converging into one category: companies that have been hacked and will be hacked again."

Source: FBI Archives

As a result of trends such as the above, regulators (and compliance professionals) are also increasingly focused on cybersecurity matters, especially considering the inherent link between cybersecurity events to privacy regulations (i.e., many cybersecurity incidents result in privacy violations). An example of this increased regulatory focus is the recent Cybersecurity "Certification of Compliance" requirement that has been promulgated by the New York State Department of Financial Services, requiring a company to attest to its cybersecurity controls.

Registration for the Certificate in Cybersecurity for Regulatory Compliance Professionals is now open and available .

The certificate program below is in development.

Certificate in FinTech/RegTech for Regulatory Compliance Professionals

"The use of technology to enable the rapid and potentially disruptive development of new products and services has moved from a future concern to a current reality, with financial services firms across the spectrum now engaging with the potential opportunity to meet customers' needs (and indeed expectations) more efficiently and cheaply. Financial services firms and their compliance functions have always, not only embraced change, but also technological developments. The key difference with the current marketplace is the sheer pace and scale of that change."

Source: Thomson Reuters (PDF)

For more information on any of these certificate programs, please contact Professor Bob Chersi at rchersi@pace.edu.