AGRC Qualifications

AGRC Fundamentals of the Regulatory Framework for the Financial Services Sector (AGRCFRF)


Effective capital and financial markets are an essential component of both developed and developing economies. They fuel economic development and help with the creation of wealth.

As a result, confidence and trust in these markets is vital to these economies’ long-term success and stability. A sudden loss of confidence and trust can lead to the failure of the financial companies involved, which may have an adverse impact on the economy such as a reduction in employment opportunities available to local professionals. Subsequent bank and government bailouts, as well as the impact caused by cuts in government spending and tax hikes, have affected millions of people across the world.

Course Content

o Comprehensive review of the major regulations, directives, and regimes to be dealt with by financial firms.
o Anti-money laundering
o Market abuse
o Ethics and compliance
o Data protection and GDPR

Training Duration

This course may take up to five (5) hours to complete. Keep in mind, however, that actual study time varies based on each learner’s training pace.

Who Should Enrol?

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to be introduced to the main regulatory provisions in financial services. It is also suitable for professionals pursuing regulatory CPDs in financial regulation.

Training Method

The course is offered online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and reading material. Learners may start, stop, and resume their training at any time.

At the end of the training, participants take a quiz to complete their learning and earn a Certificate of Completion.

Accreditation and CPD Recognition

This programme has been developed by the Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC), a globally recognised GRC certification organization and network.

The syllabus is verified by external subject matter experts and can be accredited by regulators and other bodies for five (5) CPD units that approve education in financial regulation. The course may be also approved for CPD units by institutions that approve general financial training such as CISI and ACAMS.

Eligibility criteria and CPD units are verified directly by your association, regulator, or other any other body for which you hold membership.

Registration and Access

To register for this course, click on the button above to pay online and receive instant access. If you are purchasing this course on behalf of others, please be advised that you will need to create or use their personal profile before finalising your payment.

Access to the course is valid for 365 days.

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  • 1. The International Regulatory Environment Part I & II
  • The International Regulatory Environment Multiple-Choice Questions
  • 2. AMLTF
  • AML & TF Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II)
  • 3. MiFID II Overview
  • MiFID II Multiple-Choice Questions
  • European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
  • 4. European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
  • EMIR Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
  • 5. Market Abuse Regulation
  • MAR Multiple-Choice Questions
  • 6. Best Execution
  • Best Execution Overview Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • 7. Ethics and Compliance
  • Ethics and Compliance Multiple-Choice Questions
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • 8. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • GDPR Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Fundamentals of the Regulatory Framework for the Financial Services Sector.pdf
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever