TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®
TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® is a comprehensive and rigorous year-long training and accreditation program that offers a professional credential for anti-bribery compliance specialists. The accreditation enables professionals working in this growing field to distinguish themselves with demonstrated anti-bribery compliance expertise. The program is designed to be completed online and offers more than 100 courses taught by a world-renowned faculty of industry and subject matter experts. Candidates may self-select a specialization by region (LatAm, Europe, AsiaPac), subject matter (Business Integrity & Risk) and/or industry expertise (Oil, Gas & Energy, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Aerospace & Defense, Tech & Telecom) better preparing them to add real-world value to organizations. The accreditation is awarded by TRACE, the internationally recognized anti-bribery standard setting organization, and supported by the TASA Advisory Committee.
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Accreditation Program Requirements
TASA has been designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for those seeking subject matter expertise in anti-bribery compliance. The accreditation process requires candidates to complete 20 hours of coursework along with passing two examinations to ensure knowledge retention. To attain accreditation candidates must complete the 20 hours of coursework and both Phase examinations within 12 months of entering the program. Divided into two substantive phases- Phase One: Fundamental Courses and Phase Two: Advanced Courses, there is a third optional phase of the program focused on specializations by industry, region and subject matter.
The TASA program provides a core set of fundamental anti-bribery compliance courses along with a broad range of regional and industry specific topics.
- Substantive Expertise: Courses focused on a wide range of anti-bribery fundamentals including but not limited to corporate compliance, third party due diligence, books and records provisions, law enforcement, cross-border investigations, international organizations, whistleblowers, compliance audits and forensic accounting.
- Regional Expertise: Courses focused on anti-bribery challenges in specific countries including, but not limited to, China, Vietnam, France, Italy, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, India, Brazil, Nigeria and Myanmar.
- Industry Expertise: Courses tailored for the oil, gas & energy, aerospace & defense, technology & telecom, life sciences, financial services industries and the international development community.
Candidates are encouraged to design their own path of study of follow the standard two-phase structure detailed below.
Phase One: Fundamental Courses
Consisting of courses that address fundamental anti-bribery/anti-corruption concepts, Phase One provides candidates with a foundation for the material to be explored over the course of the TASA program. The fundamental courses include:
- Introduction to the FCPA: the History, the Law and the Lore
- Effective Internal Investigations – From Discovery to Disclosure
- FCPA Compliance in Action
- Gifts, Meals, Travel and Entertainment under the FCPA
- Due Diligence on Third Parties: Rationale, Requirements and Red Flags
- Navigating the Books and Records & Internal Control Provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
- Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion, and the High Price of Bad Business
- How to Promote Transparency and Inspire Ethical Behavior Through a Compliance and Ethics Framework
- Innovations and Challenges in Compliance Training
- TRACE Conflicts of Interest
- TRACE How to Say No
Program Phase Two: Advanced Courses
Building upon the foundation provided by the Phase One Fundamental Courses, Phase 2 engages the candidate into an exploration of advanced concepts with anti-bribery implications. The advanced courses are listed below:
- Managing Data Transfer & Conflict of Laws Risks Associated with Cross-Border Investigations and Litigation
- Anti-Bribery Compliance Audits: A Checklist of Essentials
- Contract Negotiation and Execution Detecting the Responding to bribery Risks
- FCPA Financial Risk Assessment
- What to do When a Company Receives a Dodd-Frank FCPA Whistleblower Letter
- Journey to the Center of Anti-Corruption Compliance: Past to Present and How this Context Influences Current Thinking
- Voluntary Self-Disclosure, cooperation and Remediation under the DOJ's Pilot Program
- SECs Increased Enforcement of Internal Controls
- Resolving Licensing, Sales, Tax and Customs Issues in High Risk Markets without Running Afoul of the FCPA
- TRACE Economic Sanctions Course
- TRACE Avoiding Trafficked Labor Course
(Optional) Phase Three: Industry, Subject Matter or Regional Specializations
Phase Three offers candidates to the opportunity to specialize on areas of anti-bribery compliance. The specialization pathways are listed below:
- By Region:
- Business Integrity & Risk
- By industry:
- Oil, Gas & Energy
- Financial Services
- Life Sciences Specialization
- Aerospace & Defense
Employees of TRACE Member companies benefit from complimentary access to all live and recorded TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® webinars and discounted tuition.