Basics Training Designed to Help Key Business Stakeholders Avoid Costly Mistakes


HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA – The Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI), a leading provider of export controls compliance training for businesses, organizations and institutions, is pleased to announce its newest on-demand course, Export Compliance Awareness Training.

This innovative training is specially designed to build and nurture basic export compliance awareness across an enterprise to help minimize or eliminate potential problems upstream before they end up costing time, money, effort and reputational damage.

“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,” said Scott Gearity, President of ECTI. “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.”

ECTI’s Export Compliance Awareness Training is a turnkey training solution designed to give attendees a broad-based cross-section of organizational personnel export compliance basics. The 45-minute, interactive training helps 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 the training itself to reinforce lessons, and it 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, the course can be customized upon request.

The training is designed for personnel in areas that include:

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

Taught by Gearity, a recognized expert in the field of export compliance with deep experience in corporate compliance programs, 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.

“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,” added Gearity. “It’s an ideal starting point for anyone in an organization to build their foundation of export compliance knowledge, including personnel who choose to deepen their knowledge through additional training or ECTI’s Export Compliance Professional (ECoP®) certification program.”

For more information about ECTI’s Export Compliance Awareness Training, click here. To find upcoming e-seminars, live seminars and live webinars and browse ECTI’s catalog of 80-plus on-demand webinars, visit the ECTI Academy or call 540-433-3977.

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