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Financial Compliance Certificate
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USC Gould's online Financial Compliance certificate provides you with the fundamental knowledge of financial compliance, including regulations for financial institutions, and governance of corporate entities and global organizations. The certificate prepares you for a specialization in Financial Compliance, and provides for a deeper understanding of the relevant laws, regulations and legal issues related to this growing field.
The online Financial Compliance certificate also offers the opportunity to pursue specific financial- and compliance-focused online classes that benefit those who work for financial institutions or in finance departments that deal with financial compliance and finance-related regulatory issues on a daily basis.
The online Financial Compliance certificate is ideal for those who want to learn more about compliance and how it affects such fields as:
- financial advisory services
- regulated industries
- securities departments
Why Choose the Financial Compliance Certificate at USC Gould?
The online Financial Compliance Certificate — taken independently or concurrently with our online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) or online Master of Laws (LLM) — will provide you with a competitive edge in the area of compliance, whether you are a recent university graduate or an established professional.
You will learn alongside our online MSL students and our online LLM students in a dynamic and engaging virtual classroom. Our innovative format fosters interaction among students and our outstanding law faculty, who design courses to ensure you gain a foundation in legal and business issues in the field of financial compliance. The online curriculum provides a convenient, flexible way to pursue this advanced training, while meeting the demands of your profession.
You can complete the Financial Compliance certificate in as few as three semesters.
Compliance Certificate Board (CCB) Accreditation
The Standalone Online Financial Compliance Certificate is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) and meets required standards for compliance education and certification. Students may sit for a CCB exam upon graduation if minimum unit requirements are met as part of their studies. Learn more about the CCB and other accredited USC Gould certificates.
- You must have earned an undergraduate degree or a first law degree by the time you begin the online Financial Compliance certificate.
- Prior experience in law is not required.
- You are not required to take the GRE or LSAT exam; however international applicants are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.
- If you hold a degree from an institution located outside the United States, you must have your transcripts authenticated and evaluated by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
If you are completing your undergraduate degree or first law degree, you may apply for admission. You must submit academic records of all law and undergraduate coursework completed at the time you apply. If admitted, you will be required to submit final transcripts showing your degree was awarded before you begin the certificate.
Through the online Financial Compliance certificate, you will:
- learn advanced legal terminology related to finance and compliance
- obtain practical knowledge of the financial regulatory compliance arena
- understand financial risk management procedures
- review legal documents, policies and procedures
- identify best practices
- strengthen your critical thinking skills