It takes more than just one or two trained associates for a business to truly succeed in complying with the complex assortment of U.S. export controls. Rather, personnel across the organization – from the C-suite to operations, shipping and logistics, engineering and more – should be equipped with enough export compliance knowledge to identify potential issues or violations within their particular scope of activity before they become costly problems.

In this regard, basic awareness training is key—and that truth led the Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI) to develop a new on-demand webinar, Export Compliance Awareness Training.

As the leading export controls compliance training partner, we’ve learned a lot through the years about what it takes to succeed in helping business professionals understand export controls and achieve compliance. Yes, if your business exports items – or seeks to do so – you need dedicated personnel who have the requisite depth and breadth of knowledge to navigate U.S. export controls and ensure compliance at every step. ECTI is the industry’s renowned resource for this, offering a comprehensive range of e-seminars, live seminars and live webinars and 80-plus on-demand webinars.

But again, building and nurturing export compliance awareness across your enterprise can help minimize or eliminate potential problems upstream before they end up costing your business time, money, effort and reputational damage.

Export Compliance Awareness Training for Businesses – Understanding the Basics

ECTI’s Export Compliance Awareness Training is a turnkey training solution designed to give attendees a broad-based cross-section of company personnel export compliance basics. This 45-minute, interactive training is designed to help attendees understand:

  • Reasons why it’s imperative for businesses to comply with U.S. export controls
  • Civil, criminal and administrative penalties for violations
  • Specific business activities that are regulated by U.S. export controls
  • When a license might be required
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions basics and controls – and how they apply to certain business activities

Knowledge checks are interspersed throughout he training itself to reinforce lessons, and ECTI’s awareness training also provides avenues for attendees to learn more on specific topics. It can be viewed anytime, anywhere using a secure link—and content is presented in an easy-to-understand way, without overuse of confusing technical jargon. Additionally, customized awareness training for businesses is available upon request.

Who Can Benefit From Export Compliance Awareness Training?

  • Shipping and logistics
  • Sales and marketing
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Purchasing
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • C-suite executives
  • And more

Export Compliance for Your Business – Delivered By the Experts and Always Current

Export Compliance Awareness Training from ECTI is taught by company president Scott Gearity, a recognized expert in the field of export compliance with deep experience in corporate compliance programs. Additionally, this training parallels all other ECTI Academy training offerings in its accuracy and relevance; ECTI constantly stays on the cutting edge of U.S. export controls and updates training content with the latest information as rules and regulations change. As a result, ECTI’s Export Compliance Awareness Training is kept fresh, updated and accurate to keep businesses compliant.

In the end, ECTI’s Export Compliance Awareness Training provides attendees with an essential basic understanding of U.S. export compliance rules; prepares attendees to identify potential red flags within their sphere of activity; and enables them to bring potential issues to internal experts for analysis. It’s an ideal starting point for anyone in your organization to build their foundation of export compliance knowledge, including personnel who choose to deepen their knowledge through additional training or ECTI’s esteemed Export Compliance Professional (ECoP®) certification program.

Related article: Export Compliance Certification: Understanding the Benefits and Steps for Exporting Businesses

We hope this article helps you understand the benefits of ECTI’s Export Compliance Awareness Training for personnel throughout your business. Export compliance is a complex and detailed undertaking. Your company’s investments rely on achieving 100% compliance with all applicable export regulations and controls. That said, it is absolutely achievable—you can do it, provided you take the necessary time up front to align with an established and widely acclaimed export compliance training partner who can guide you step by step toward compliance success.

Contact the Export Compliance Training Institute

Do you have questions about export compliance awareness training, or other export compliance challenges? Visit to learn about our company, our faculty, our staff and our esteemed Export Compliance Professional (ECoP®) certification program. To find upcoming e-seminars, live seminars and live webinars and browse our catalog of 80-plus on-demand webinars, visit our ECTI Academy. You can also call the Export Compliance Training Institute at 540-433-3977 for more information.

Scott Gearity is President of ECTI, Inc.

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