FCPA Training

Global Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Online Training Course

Bribery and corruption cost the world economy more than $1 trillion U.S. dollars a year. They distort markets, impact emerging economies, and cost companies millions in fines, penalties and investigation costs every year. Too often employees mistakenly believe that bribery and corruption always involve suitcases of money and grand schemes to corrupt foreign governments, when in fact anti-bribery and corruption laws cover a wide range of direct and indirect payments made when conducting business in foreign markets. Employees also often believe that bribery issues are limited to sales or marketing functions, but anti-corruption laws cover a broad range of business conduct with impacts all over the organization, including how organizations account for, record, and review business expenses. Effective training is a key part of any anti-bribery program and a critical tool to protect your organization’s brand, reputation, and pocketbook.  

Course Description

Global Anti-bribery and Corruption is a program for all employees working in marketing, sales, business development, finance an accounting, and operations, as well as executives for companies who conduct business internationally. This program instructs how to identify which business transactions could potentially violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the United Kingdom Bribery Act (UKBA) and corresponding legislation in China, Russia, Brazil, and India. This program is designed to help employees understand the basics of global anti-bribery laws, understand which accounting issues increase the likelihood of enforcement by government agencies, and use workplace policies and procedures for reporting any concerns about potential bribery and corruption issues. Learners are also given direct access to Emtrain’s program experts and can anonymously ask questions via our innovative Expert Q&A feature.


Course Snapshot

Course length: 40 minutes

Audience: Managers and employees

Key Concepts

  • What is bribery?
  • What is something “of value”?
  • Who is a government official and what is a state-owned enterprise?
  • What does it mean to obtain or retain business under bribery laws?
  • The use of third parties
  • Books, records, and internal controls
  • What are bribery red flags?

Program Experts

Law Professor Mike Koehler is the founder and editor of the popular website FCPA Professor and writes daily on anti-bribery and corruption issues. Described as the “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA,” FCPA Professor has been named a “Top Law Blog” for in-house counsel by Corporate Counsel magazine. Professor Koehler has testified as an FCPA expert before Congress, his work has been cited in legal briefs, judicial decisions, policy papers, and Congressional testimony, and he is also a frequently featured source on the FCPA and related topics in various media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and CNN among others.

Prior to academia, Professor Koehler practiced law at a large, international law firm where he spent a decade conducting FCPA investigations around the world for multinational clients, negotiating resolutions to FCPA government enforcement actions on behalf of clients, and advising clients on FCPA compliance and risk assessment.

Course Features

  • Course meets training mandates as outlined in the Guide to the FCPA, jointly published by the DOJ and SEC
  • Tailored to include your branding and policy