Compliance & Ethics  Certificate of Achievement

Become an ethical leader with the support of the Compliance and Ethics graduate-level Certificate of Achievement program.

9 Credits
Starts September 2, 2024


Learn more about modalities >>


Certificate of Achievement in Compliance and Ethics Overview

Highly effective corporations pursue a balance of competition and success. Today’s firms face the constant challenges of making ethical choices in difficult times. Effective compliance and ethical practices improve performance and enhance the firm's reputation. These organizations need skilled managers with creativity and integrity to lead them.

The fully online Certificate of Achievement in Compliance and Ethics prepares you to guide your organization in making the right ethical choices by enhancing your ethics and compliance skills.

Once you complete this three-course program, you can take seven additional courses to obtain your Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC).

Program availability is dependent on the course schedule.

To request information about any of these options, call 800-997-1673 or connect online.

Request Information Now

What is a Certificate of Achievement?

Upon completing certain courses in a specified discipline, you will receive a certificate of achievement from Cambridge College to recognize your training.

These programs are designed to be completed relatively quickly and increase your marketability by demonstrating to employers that you have developed or improved skills in these focused areas. The courses may also be transferable to related Cambridge College degree programs, reducing the time required to obtain a degree.

A certificate of achievement is not a formal academic credential and is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.

Certificate of Achievement in Compliance and Ethics Program Highlights

The Certificate of Achievement in Compliance and Ethics includes three graduate-level courses focusing on the efficiency and effectiveness of developing and implementing corporate compliance and ethics.

Compliance & Ethics Certificate of Achievement Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$250
Credits* 9 credits
Total Program Tuition $2,250

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Bachelor's degree required

Official transcripts. Must be maileddirectly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities. Learn How to Send Transcripts

Non-Matriculated Student Registration Form. Submit your completed form to the Registrar's Office.

Careers in Compliance and Ethics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for compliance officers is $71,690*, while the median annual salary for financial risk specialists is $102,120**.


Median annual wage for compliance officers*


Median annual salary for financial risk specialists**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022, 13-1041 Compliance Officers, (visited October 20, 2023).

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022, 13-2054 Financial Risk Specialists, (visited October 20, 2023).

Compliance and Ethics Jobs

Specializing in compliance and ethics can prepare you for roles like:

  • Financial examiner
  • Compliance officer
  • Financial risk specialist