PAGRC: The AGRC Professional Certifications

The Professional Member of The Association of Governance, Risk & Compliance Professional (PAGRC) certifications ensure that an individual has the skills and technical knowledge required to perform the duties of a governance-related officer, risk manager and compliance officer, or internal auditor role within an organisation.

PAGRC is the foundation for all of our other certifications. These certifications are suitable for every compliance, risk, finance and internal audit professional operating within a regulated environment.

Maintaining Your AGRC Certification

In order to maintain your AGRC Certification, you must complete a simple Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme on an annual basis.

  • For PAGRCs, a 10-hour annual requirement applies.
  • For FAGRCs, a 15-hour annual requirement applies.

CPD Training resources are available as:

  • Live webinars and online events
  • Self-paced eLearning courses
  • In-person training workshops

AGRC’s Paths to a Diploma in GRC

AGRC offers professionals two special paths to receive a Diploma in GRC.

Compliance & Financial Crime Prevention (CFCP) Diploma

Candidates must complete the following Certificates:

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • Know Your Client (KYC) & Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
  • Sanctions Compliance
  • Compliance

Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Diploma

Candidates must complete the following Certificates:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Environment, Social & Governance (ESG)
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance

In both cases, upon completion of the four (4) certificates, students will have to pass an extra 100 multiple-choice question exam.  

Official AGRC Training Partners

AGRC does not directly offer training for candidates preparing to take their exams for an AGRC certification.

AGRC has partnered up with several training institutions or external partners that have been accredited to offer the relevant training via various delivery methods, including live seminars, live online courses and/or self-paced eLearning courses.

For more information about our Official AGRC Training Partners or courses contact us at