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Certificate Program

Learn the skills for the critical field of regulatory compliance
Business, legal, financial, government, and other organizations are faced with regulatory compliance and legal issues on a daily basis. Individuals with the current knowledge to handle these tasks are in demand.


Cost per course: $740.00

A compliance certificate is significant in today’s market. Compliance is fundamental in helping companies and organizations ensure and monitor governance to rules, laws, and regulations pertinent to their respective industries. Having a firm understanding of compliance aids you and your organization in avoiding fines, penalties, or government sanctions.

Accordingly, Berkeley’s Compliance Certificate program will provide you with warranted skills to understand and describe regulatory compliance obligations in a domestic and international market. You will be able to confidently apply your knowledge from this program into your daily job functions.

The Berkeley College Compliance Certificate program provides knowledge of regulatory compliance and legal issues faced in the day-to-day operations within diverse environments. The program is ideal for:

  • Compliance professionals who need to stay abreast of current regulatory issues
  • Professionals seeking to transition into the compliance field
  • Organizations seeking continuing educational opportunities for employees

You’ll benefit from Berkeley’s proven track record of excellence in legal studies and business, as well as an accomplished faculty, many of whom have extensive relevant professional experience.

The 15-credit program is offered Online, and consists of five courses of three credits each.

Credit hours from the completed certificate program may be applied toward credits for the B.S. in Legal Studies. The program can be completed in two semesters.

Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this certificate program. There is a short registration form, but no formal acceptance process.

Semester 1

  • LAW1105 Introduction to Compliance (3 Credits)
  • BUS3331 Business Law II (3 Credits)
  • NTS3308 Systems Security and Auditing (3 Credits)

Semester 2

  • LAW3325 Intellectual Property Law (3 Credits)
  • JUS4403 Cyber Crime (3 Credits)

Course Descriptions

Introduces a synopsis of federal prosecutions in business organizations. Students will examine the nexus between foreign corrupt practices and effective compliance programs, and will develop an awareness of business ethics.

Provides an in-depth examination of the political, legal, ethical, and regulatory issues related to managerial decisions. Topics include commercial paper, real and personal property, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, agency, estate planning, and government regulations.

Examines the strategies for deploying and auditing secure systems. IT auditors primarily study systems and networks from the point of view of examining the effectiveness of their technical and procedural controls to minimize risks. Risk analysis and the implementation of best practice control objectives will be studied.

Addresses each field of law under the umbrella of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and unfair competition. This course explores methods by which each is created, procedures to register or protect each, duration of rights, protection from infringement, and new developments.

Introduces the links between computers, crime, and social control. This course includes an analysis of the technological, social, economic, and political context from which cybercrime has emerged. Students consider social and political relations to cybercrime, as well as social policy questions of privacy and freedom on the Internet.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.