Compliance Officer training

  • Category
    Compliance courses
  • Type
  • Duration
    9 months
  • Start date
    september 2021, 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.

Target group

This course is suitable for professionals who fulfil or will fulfil 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.


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 test measures to what extent you are capable of doing this.

DSI accreditation

We are committed to having this course accredited by DSI within a few months and will make the necessary adjustments. We offer a guarantee to students who start the course in April: if the DSI accreditation is not achieved before you have completed the course, we will refund the full amount you paid for the course.

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 work out the assignment for your specific work 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 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.

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 fulfil the role of external compliance officer for all 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

  • April 2021
  • September 2021
  • November 2021

You can open the planning for the group that starts in April 2021 here. Registration for this group closes on April 1, 2021.

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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