Essentials Self Paced



Essentials on Demand


Mid level OFAC training designed for those with OFAC compliance duties in industry and finance.
Modern, interactive self-paced course with case studies, that most will finish in three hours.


  • Does not follow a set schedule.
  • Course materials are completely available as soon as the course begins.
  • Modules and tests not have start or due dates.
  • Excellent option for making training initiatives more affordable, whether for individuals or entire teams.

Target audience

  • OFAC/Sanctions Compliance Officers
  • OFAC Analysts
  • OFAC investigators
  • Managers and owners who do business internationally
  • High Risk business lines managers
  • General Counsels
  • AML and KYC Teams
  • Audit team


  • Entry level/Intermediate

eLearning Format

The modules consist of scrolling text and images in a mobile-responsive layout, with many opportunities for interaction such as knowledge checks, clickable items, and more.

Each module includes animated, narrated videos and interactive elements in micro-learning segments of approximately 10 minutes each.

This format is well suited to audiences accustomed to reading online articles, is extremely mobile/bandwidth-friendly. Includes critical thinking assignments, engaging case study examples, check for understanding questions and other opportunities for interaction at intervals of no more than 5 minutes.

This ensures that participants do not passively listen/read for prolonged periods of time. Interactive components have been consistently proven to increase learner engagement and improve retention of material.

The OFAC Essentials Certificate Course is a 4-part course, consisting of approximately 3 training hours.
The course is delivered in an online self-paced format and has a quiz at the end.

OFAC Foundations

Sanctions and How

OFAC Risk Management and Enforcement

Online Quiz

Certificates of Attendance and CE Credits

Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

The course provides 3 CSS CE Credits

System requirements (for learners)

Course is compatible with most operating systems and browsers to make it easy for everyone to participate. The course uses


We recommend the use of chrome browser


Access to our litmos Learning Management System (LMS)


ACSS Members


Non-ACSS Members


If you have multiple team members who can benefit from this program or wish to talk about enterprise packages, please contact for pricing and more information: support@sanctionsassociation.org

How it is structured?

Part 1 - OFAC Foundations (30 minutes)
Provides an introduction, and explains what sanctions are and how OFAC applies them.
Part 2 - Sanctions and How OFAC Works (60 minutes)
Knowing more about OFAC sanctions and how the agency works can help your organization stay compliant and avoid penalties. In this module, we will discuss in more detail what OFAC sanctions are and how the agency works.
Part 3 - OFAC Risk Management and Enforcement (60 minutes)
In this module, we will review practical steps your organization can take to manage OFAC risks and ensure compliance.
Part 4 - Online Quiz (30 minutes)
This module is the end quiz and consists of 35 multiple choice questions.
You need 80% score to pass.


“I liked the course. It’s a mixed format or videos and reading. The quality of content is excellent and very relevant”

Konstantinos Michalopoulos

Compliance Officer, MYTILINEOS S.A.
Athens, Greece