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Certified Sanctions Specialist “CSS”

Certification Program

Who is Eligible to take the Exam?

ACSS Certification eligibility is based on a points system. Candidates who wish to take the CSS Examination must have a minimum of 40 qualifying credits based on education, other professional certification, and professional experience in the sanctions field, in addition to providing 3 references.

What is the CSS Credit Award System for Examination Eligibility?

  • I. Education:
    a. Associate Degree: 10 credits
    b. Bachelor’s Degree: 20 credits
    c. Master’s Degree/PhD/JD or equivalent: 30 credits
  • II. Professional experience:
    a. Each year of full-time experience in sanctions or related duties.
    b. Professional experience is limited to 3 years: 10 credits per year.
  • III. Training:
    a. Professional Certification – CPA, CPP, CRCM, CAFP, CFE, CAMS, CGSS, ETCI ECoP, Finra Series, etc: 10 credits per certification.
    b. Attendance at a course/seminar/webinar/conference/training/certificate courses or educational session on the topic of sanctions, trade compliance or export controls or related subjects (includes internal training, external training, government agency training) – 1 credit per hour.

For more information about What You Can Practically Expect on the day of the Exam, click here.

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