Compliance Officer training

  • Category
    Compliance courses
  • Type
  • Duration
    9 months
  • Start date
    January 2022
  • Price
  • Languages
    EN, NL

A practical training course that prepares professionals in a few months for a position as Compliance Officer. No ‘one size fits all’ approach, but sufficient attention for your specific knowledge and experience and the environment in which you work. That’s what this course wants to offer you.

Focused on your working environment

In practice, compliance officers’ tasks are often similar, but the context in which they do their work differs from organization to organization. The background of professionals entering the compliance function is also diverse. During this training, we take these differences into account as much as possible.

Learn what you want to learn

We only want to teach you what is relevant to you. That is why we take your background, experiences and knowledge into account as much as possible. We offer you the information that fits the environment in which you work and the knowledge and experience you already have.

Target group

This course is suitable for professionals who (are going to) fill the role of compliance officer at companies within the financial sector, such as banks, investment firms and institutions, stock market companies, pension funds, trust offices or insurance companies. It is important to have a working environment in which you can carry out the practical assignments of the course.

Education level

This is a training at HBO (higher vocational education) level. The training is suitable for professionals with various backgrounds and experiences. Relevant (previous) knowledge of laws and regulations is not required.

Because the groups may consist of a mix of English and Dutch speaking participants, English will be spoken during the meetings. Knowledge of the English language is therefore required.


This course prepares you for a position as compliance officer. The program is centered around the tasks you have to be able to fulfill as a compliance officer. The assignments measure to what extent you are capable of doing this.

Set up and examination

Per step in the compliance cycle, you carry out one or multiple assignments. In this way, you learn to perform all tasks for which you as a compliance officer are responsible.

Each module starts with a one-hour plenary online session, in which the trainer introduces the module and discusses the assignment for that module. After that, you have a month to make the assignment, applied to your specific working environment. You will be supported by your personal mentor, who acts as your sparring partner and advisor. After handing in the assignment there will be another plenary meeting. Here, the common learning points, pitfalls and best practices are discussed. Following this meeting, you will have the opportunity to further refine the details of your assignment, after which you will hand in the final version. The final versions of the assignments are put together in a portfolio, and together they form the final assessment.


  1. Kick-off
  2. Position of the compliance officer within the organization
  3. Relevant laws and regulations
  4. Getting to know the business
  5. Identifying compliance risks
  6. Promoting an ethical corporate culture
  7. Monitoring
  8. Reporting

More information on the content of the modules can be found in the brochure for this course.

Diploma: Qualified Compliance Officer (QCO)

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a diploma and may use the title ‘Qualified Compliance Officer’.

Study material and tools

The theory is presented in an attractive online learning environment. As a student, you also get access to regtech tool Ruler to help you carry out the assignments. In the Ruler legal framework you will find the relevant laws and regulations for all types of financial organizations.

All students are matched with a personal mentor who supports them during the training program. These mentors are experienced consultants of Charco & Dique, who fill the role of external compliance officer for different types of companies within the financial sector. The consultants provides the participants with practical tools, such as sample documents and templates, which they also use in practice.

Study load

The compliance officer training takes 9 months. The average study load varies per student, depending on the relevant prior knowledge and experience.

Why the Compliance Officer training?

  • We take into account the environment in which you work and your background, experience and knowledge
  • Strong focus on professional skills/soft skills
  • Support by your personal mentor
  • Insight in the legal framework of your organization, by means of compliance software Ruler
  • Help with practical tools, such as sample documents and templates

Starting dates

The next group of participants will get started in January 2022. You can view the schedule for this group here.

Do you want to join the January group? You can register via the buttons on the right side of your screen. Would you like to enroll several students at once, or do you have questions about the training? Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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