Certificate in Ethics & Corporate Compliance


Get Certified in Ethics and Compliance Management (CECM)

About the Program

Register Online for SLU Certificate in Ethics and Corporate ComplianceEnrollment is currently closed while we redevelop the program. Please contact us at eli@slu.edu for more details

SLU’s Certificate in Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management is a self-paced and fully online course offering applied learning sessions from industry leaders in the compliance field. The goal of this program is to enhance skills for ethics and compliance professionals, lawyers, and business managers to develop, implement, manage or simply better understand comprehensive corporate compliance programs. Participants who successfully complete the curriculum will be presented with a Certificate and the title of “Certified in Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management” (CECM).

The program consists of 22 online sessions. Each session is organized around instructor videos, power point summaries, pertinent articles, practice quizzes, and supplementary readings from the  course textbook (which students purchase.) With instructor videos featuring  industry experts - including CEO’s, Compliance Officers, and Legal Counsel at Fortune 500 companies, University professors, Partners of Law Firms, and more – this program seamlessly combines academic rigor with real world applications.

The program takes roughly 8 months to complete at 4 hours per week. 

Note: Enrollment is currently closed while we redevelop the program. Please contact us at eli@slu.edu for more details



Program participants take an online, multiple choice test to demonstrate their proficiency in the program topics. The test can be taken at any location around the worldfrom your computer . Assessment is based on  participation, simulations and  the final exam. Participants need an overall passing grade of 75% to successfully complete the certificate program. The rigor of assessment for the certificate program adheres to Saint Louis University and the John Cook School of Business quality and outstanding academic standards.


Program Topics

 Program Topics 
Ethics FoundationsWhistleblower Programs
Ethical Lens InventoryCompliance & Risk Management 
Global Business EthicsCompliance Auditing & Monitoring
Corporate Social ResponsibilityAnti-corruption & FCPA 
Role of GovernmentM & A compliance
Corporate GovernanceFraud-AML, FCA Compliance
Foundations of ComplianceWage/Labor Compliance Issues
Culture of ComplianceExport Compliance Management
Designing Compliance ProgramsAnti-trust Compliance
Compliance Policies, Communications TrainingEnvironmental Regulation Compliance
Managing, Preventing, & Investigating FraudTopical Simulations


Post-Certificate Refresher Course

After completion of the program, participants may take periodically offered online refresher sessions covering recent updates in the field of ethics and compliance management. Participation is voluntary, but participants will also be offered opportunities to take additional courses in advanced topics related to ethics and compliance.