Training Accreditation

TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®

TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® is a comprehensive and rigorous training and accreditation program that offers a professional credential for anti-bribery compliance specialists. The accreditation enables professionals working in this growing field to distinguish themselves with demonstrated anti-bribery compliance expertise. TASA is the only accreditation program available that is dedicated to anti-bribery compliance and features more than 100 courses taught by world-renowned faculty. This program offers companies the highest level of training for their employees and provides individuals with a way to advance their career. The accreditation is awarded by TRACE, the internationally respected anti-bribery standard setting organization.

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Upcoming Courses

Right Sizing Your Third Party Due Diligence Program

Date: 14 June 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Speaker: Seth Rice, Assistant General Counsel and Global Director of Ethics & Compliance at Kennametal

This course, led by Seth Rice, Assistant General Counsel and Global Director of Ethics & Compliance at Kennametal, will discuss the due diligence challenges faced by multinational companies operating around the globe and will provide practical guidance on developing, implementing, and managing a cost-effective and risk-based due diligence program.

Speaker Biography

Seth Rice
Assistant General Counsel and Global Director of Ethics & Compliance

Seth Rice, CCEP, is Assistant General Counsel and Global Director, Ethics and Compliance at Kennametal, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Kennametal is a leading, publicly traded, global manufacturer of cutting tools and wear-resistant solutions with more than 11,000 employees serving customers in over 60 countries.  Mr. Rice leads Kennametal’s Office of Ethics and Compliance, comprised of a team of nine global compliance professionals, which manage the company’s global anti-corruption and anti-bribery program, trade compliance and export licensing, Code of Conduct training and awareness, and internal investigations, among other responsibilities.  Mr. Rice regularly advises Kennametal’s executive leader team and board of directors on various ethics and compliance topics and trends, while expanding and reinvigorating the company’s global compliance programs.

Mr. Rice earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College and his law degree from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law.  He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.


The GDPR is Live. Now What?

Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
SpeakerMark Webber, US Managing Partner, Technology at Fieldfisher

Over the last two years the challenges of preparing for and operationalizing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been a key task, requiring the involvement of not only compliance and privacy teams, but entire organizations. The GDPR is finally applicable and the law across the EU. It is an expansive regulation with broad territorial reach, that not only impacts global data protection procedures, but also has a significant impact on how companies can collect, transmit and store information. This course, led by technology and data specialist Mark Webber, US Managing Partner at Fieldfisher, will address the future impact of the GDPR on due diligence, governance and risk and share industry-wide best practices on effective compliance in light of the ever-evolving regulatory landscape.

Speaker Biography

Mark Webber
US Managing Partner, Technology


Mark Webber is a US Managing Partner & Registered Foreign Legal Consultant with the European law firm Fieldfisher and is based full time in Silicon Valley.  As a European lawyer, his practice focuses on international technology and internet law.  He is a leading contract and regulatory specialist advising on EU based technology transactions, particularly those with a disruptive component.  He advises where cloud, digital and online technologies converge and leverage IP and/or data.  With EU/US personal data exchanges so fundamental to US technology offerings, a large proportion of his time is spent assisting with large global data transfer projects, GDPR "readiness", internal information governance and accountability structures, and data protection risk management in the context of EU inward investment. 


Accreditation Program Requirements

The accreditation process requires that candidates complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework and pass the accreditation examination with a score of 85 or higher. The requirements must be fulfilled within 12 months of entering the program.

The TASA program provides a core set of fundamental anti-bribery compliance courses along with a broad range of regional and industry specific topics.

  • Substantive Expertise: Courses focused on corporate compliance programs, third party due diligence, books and records provisions, law enforcement and international organizations.
  • Regional Expertise: Courses focused on anti-bribery challenges in specific countries including, but not limited to, China, Russia, India, Nigeria, Brazil and Myanmar.
  • Industry Expertise: Courses tailored for oil and gas, aerospace and defense, technology, retail, healthcare, financial services industries and the international development community.

Candidates are encouraged to design their own path of study of follow the standard two-phase structure detailed below.

Program Phase 1: Fundamentals

This phase consists of 7 one-hour fundamental courses, which candidates are encouraged to complete before moving on to intermediate and advanced courses. The fundamental courses include:

  1. Introduction to the FCPA: the History, the Law and the Lore 
  2. Key Considerations in Anti-Corruption Investigations 
  3. FCPA Compliance in Action 
  4. Gifts and Hospitality in the Anti-Bribery Context 
  5. Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red Flags
  6. Due Diligence on Third Parties: Rationale, Requirements and Red Flags
  7. The Role of the Private Sector in Combating Institutionalized Corruption in Emerging Markets

Program Phase 2: Focus Areas

This phase consists of at least 23 hours of live and recorded courses from the 5 focus areas. Candidates are advised to dedicate 3-4 hours to each of the focus areas and obtain any remaining credit hours from a TASA accredited conference.

  • Compliance Programs and Risk Management
  • Country/Region Specific
  • Industry-Specific
  • International Organizations & Civil Society
  • Investigations and Enforcement
Employees of TRACE Member companies benefit from complimentary access to  all live and recorded TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® webinars and discounted tuition.