Online FCPA Training Course
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act training course focuses primarily on the FCPA law. Please view our Global Anti-Corruption Training Course if you are interested in a course that also covers the UK Bribery Act and other global anti-bribery laws and conventions.
The U.S. Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in 1977 in response to findings that many American companies had been making hundreds of millions of dollars of questionable payments to foreign government officials, politicians and political parties. The purposes of the FCPA are to halt the bribery of foreign officials, restore public confidence in the integrity of the American business system, and promote stronger and more reliable foreign legal regimes. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) share responsibility for enforcing the FCPA.
The head of the DOJ's Criminal Division recently described his agency's focus on FCPA enforcement as "stronger than it's ever been — and getting stronger." He warned executives and employees that we seek to hold you personally accountable for FCPA violations."
Soon afterwards, the DOJ and SEC released an FCPA "Resource Guide." The Guide provides detailed information about the U.S. Government's approach to the FCPA and its enforcement priorities. This training course is based on the FCPA Resource Guide.
Online FCPA Training Course Summary
This 45-minute course explains the FCPA and related global anti-corruption measures in simple, understandable terms. The course includes video clips, pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world compliance issues that employees should learn to recognize and respond to appropriately.
The topics covered in the FCPA training course include —
- FCPA Historical Background
- The Importance of Compliance
- The Costs of Non-Compliance
- Basic Principles
- Who Is Covered?
- Who Is a "Foreign Official"?
- What Is "Corrupt Intent"?
- Monetary Payments
- Meals and Entertainment
- Travel Expenses
- Actions of Agents
- Red Flags
- Exceptions and Defenses
- If You Spot an Issue...
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