How It Works

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
With the growth in the number and complexity of laws and regulations since the early 20th century, the need for formal compliance programs within organizations has risen significantly. This change has naturally resulted in growing demand for professionals who can conduct proper business compliance investigations. Because regulations will continue to accrue and change, now is a great time to prepare yourself for this important line of work.
Self-paced course; start at anytime
4 weeks


Larry Potts

Larry Potts, MS, is a renowned corporate compliance and security expert. Most recently Larry was Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Corporate Security for Scientific Games Corporation where he developed and implemented processes for conducting business in 50 countries and oversaw 4000 due diligence investigations annually. Prior to his extensive corporate experience, Larry worked for the FBI for 24 years as Chief of the Public Corruption Unit, Chief of White-Collar Crimes, AD in Charge of Criminal Investigative Division, and Deputy Director.


Introduction to Compliance Investigations
This course covers foundational information, including the definition, purpose, history and development of compliance in the United States. You’ll learn how to build a culture of compliance in your organization. Additionally, you’ll walk through the steps of creating a sustainable compliance plan.

Topics Include:

  • Developing an effective compliance program
  • Factors that contributed to the development of modern-day compliance programs
  • Department of Justice requirements
  • How to effectively hire and train a strong compliance team or choose a compliance committee

Who Should Register:

  • Current or aspiring compliance professionals

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject.
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms
Build your knowledge repository with weekly quizzes, open group discussions, and even the occasional debate.


Introduction to Compliance Investigations
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
Be prepared to learn from each other