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Tell us a little bit about AGRC and your vision for our association.

AGRC is a place for knowledge exchange, professional networking and idea incubation.

The Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) requirements are evolving fast and at a pace that makes it hard for professionals to follow and manage all aspects of this complex ecosystem.

AGRC’s vision is to connect the GRC community, enabling individual professionals and organisations to operate successfully and with integrity in a reliable and forward-looking way within a highly regulated environment. 

How important is innovation to AGRC?

AGRC is an advocate for innovation.

Building on our experience, knowledge and best practices, we are devoted to bringing together governance, risk and compliance with cybersecurity, fintech, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and other disruptive tech sectors.

AGRC’s certification programmes aim to raise the standards of ethics and integrity, whilst increasing the level of knowledge and understanding of new technologies.

What certifications are currently on offer at AGRC?

We are presently offering internationally recognised qualifications in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and KYC & CDD.

They are ideal for acting and prospective compliance officers and managers, fresh graduates, employees who work in risk management, cybersecurity, internal or external audit, and those aspiring to pursue a career in compliance in the financial services, banking, insurance, leasing and microfinance, lending, exchange houses and money-service business.

Unlike most other qualifications, AGRC qualifications are designed to be fully self-paced online courses, accessible with any device, 24/7, from anywhere in the world.

This convenient structure combined with comprehensive, insightful and internationally relevant learning material has recently gained AGRC Qualifications acclaim amongst professionals worldwide.  



How does the exam process work for AGRC’s qualifications?

Another distinctive advantage is a fully online examination.

You do not have to travel to an examination centre to sit your final test. Rather, you can take and pass your exam at any convenient time from the comfort of your home or office.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our network?

In a constantly changing international environment, we pride ourselves in our flexibility to meet the changing market requirements and trends. To this end, AGRC addresses the global community, uniting members from Europe, Africa, North and South America, Oceania and Asia.

AGRC members are recognised for their commitment to best GRC practices and their enhanced integrity. Our membership provides you with a variety of tools and resources to enhance your career.

We are committed to lifelong learning. Join our GRC community and enjoy your career journey.


Paul Grainger is CEO of Complyport. He brings with him over thirty-five years financial services experience including over thirty years in financial services regulatory and compliance consultancy in wholesale and retail markets.

Prior to Complyport, Paul was the Managing Director of Business Development & Client Relationships for Resources Compliance (UK) Ltd, part of the RGP Group. Paul established Grainger Consulting in the early 1990s and the firm was acquired to form the wholesale markets arm of Group in 2005. The group was, in turn, acquired by and integrated into the RGP Group, a NASDAQ listed company in 2007 to form its specialist regulatory and compliance consultancy practice.

He is a member of the Examinations Board of CISI and the former Chairman of Financial Planning Standards Board for the UK (FPSB UK). In addition to Chairing its Brexit Working Group, Paul is a former Director and Steering Council Member of the Association Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC).

Paul is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (FCSI), a Chartered Wealth Manager, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) an Associate of the Personal Finance Society (APFS) and a European Financial Planner (EFP).

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