Training Accreditation

TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®

TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® is a comprehensive and rigorous 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. TASA is the only accreditation program available that is dedicated to anti-bribery compliance and features more than 100 courses taught by world-renowned faculty. This program offers companies the highest level of training for their employees and provides individuals with a way to advance their career. The accreditation is awarded by TRACE, the internationally respected anti-bribery standard setting organization.

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Upcoming Courses

Customs and Anti-Corruption in Latin America (Spanish)

Date: 1 February 2018
Time: 12:00PM EST; (11:00AM Mexico City time)
Presenters: Luis Armando López Linaldi, Partner, Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez Correa, S.C, and Martha Mallory, Business Development Manager, Latin America, TRACE International
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Customs is a key risk area in Latin America for bribery and corruption and has been the subject of several cases. This course, led by Luis Armando López Linaldi, Partner, SOLCARGO, and Martha Mallory, Business Development Manager, Latin America, TRACE, will explore the particular compliance challenges companies may face when dealing with customs in Latin America. Hosted in Spanish, the webinar will discuss bribery risks such as facilitation payments, customs agents, and broad regulatory requirements and will review key anti-bribery cases in Latin American that have involved customs.

Details

Luis Armando López Linaldi
Partner
Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez Correa, S.C.


Luis Armando López Linaldi’s practice focuses on  advising  national  and multinational companies  on  life sciences, international trade, e-Commerce and anti-corruption matters. Mr. López Linaldi assists his clients with navigating the legal framework applicable  to  market  entry and operational processes of pharmaceutical, healthcare, alcoholic beverages,  food and medical  devices businesses, including their  import and export  activities. He  also  assists his clients  with understanding  the  Anti-Corruption  legal framework in the course of their business  activities. 

Martha Mallory
Business Development Manager, Latin America
TRACE International

 

Martha Mallory is a Mexican trained attorney with experience in white collar crime, internal investigations, anti-corruption, with a special focus on Latin America. She has over seven years of experience working for the Mexican government in the areas of law enforcement, international criminal law, financial assistance, project coordination and tax litigation. As Latin America Regional Manager, Martha provides regional compliance teams of TRACE member companies with additional support and in-depth local knowledge. With a strong focus on expanding TRACE’s reach in Latin America, Martha works with both multinational and national companies to deliver tailored solutions that fit the needs of the market.

 

Accreditation Program Requirements

The accreditation process requires that candidates complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework and pass the accreditation examination with a score of 85 or higher. The requirements must be fulfilled within 12 months of entering the program.

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 corporate compliance programs, third party due diligence, books and records provisions, law enforcement and international organizations.
  • Regional Expertise: Courses focused on anti-bribery challenges in specific countries including, but not limited to, China, Russia, India, Nigeria, Brazil and Myanmar.
  • Industry Expertise: Courses tailored for oil and gas, aerospace and defense, technology, retail, healthcare, 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.

Program Phase 1: Fundamentals

This phase consists of 7 one-hour fundamental courses, which candidates are encouraged to complete before moving on to intermediate and advanced courses. The fundamental courses include:

  1. Introduction to the FCPA: the History, the Law and the Lore 
  2. Key Considerations in Anti-Corruption Investigations 
  3. FCPA Compliance in Action 
  4. Gifts and Hospitality in the Anti-Bribery Context 
  5. Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red Flags
  6. Due Diligence on Third Parties: Rationale, Requirements and Red Flags
  7. The Role of the Private Sector in Combating Institutionalized Corruption in Emerging Markets

Program Phase 2: Focus Areas

This phase consists of at least 23 hours of live and recorded courses from the 5 focus areas. Candidates are advised to dedicate 3-4 hours to each of the focus areas and obtain any remaining credit hours from a TASA accredited conference.

  • Compliance Programs and Risk Management
  • Country/Region Specific
  • Industry-Specific
  • International Organizations & Civil Society
  • Investigations and Enforcement
Employees of TRACE Member companies benefit from complimentary access to  all live and recorded TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® webinars and discounted tuition.