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This certificate course is designed for financial service professionals who have successfully completed Company Law, Practice, and Administration, Stage 1 and those professionals with relevant company law and corporate administration experience who wish to acquire more advanced knowledge for personal and professional skills development.


The course has been specifically customized to provide participants with in-depth, experiential knowledge of and practical insight into company law principles, corporate and compliance best practices, wealth management planning (inclusive of taxation considerations), trust and corporate vehicles, and FATCA reporting requirements within the Bahamas’ financial services industry.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:


  1. Understand complex issues involving modern company law.

  2. Develop practical insights into the application of company legislation, and local and international corporate best practices to the formation of corporate structures

  3. Obtain knowledge on various corporate vehicles that may be developed for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients

  4. Integrate practical knowledge of risk management, compliance, corporate administration and management, and anti-money laundering and countering

  5. terrorist financing best practices to company administration and management.

  6. Discuss pertinent company law and practice in the context of applicable international and local legislation and regulations.


Course Curriculum


  1. Unit 1 - General Company Law Principles & Types of Companies

  2. Unit 2 - Wealth Management Planning and Taxation

  3. Unit 3 - Non-Profit Companies

  4. Unit 4 - Trusts & Foundations

  5. Unit 5 - Private Trust Companies & Executive Entities

  6. Unit 6 - Investment Funds and The Bahamas ICON

  7. Unit 7 - AML/CFT and Compliance

  8. Unit 8 - Company Secretarial Practice & Board Leadership

  9. Unit 9 - Risk Management & Corporate Governance

  10. Unit 10 - Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”)

  11. Unit 11 - Data Protection & Cybersecurity

  12. Unit 12 - Modern Company Law Issues

Course Assessment
Participants in the course will be assessed by a three-hour mid-term exam, a capstone, and a three-hour final exam. The passing mark for the course is 70% cumulative. 

  • Duration: 12 Weeks

  • Days: Saturdays

  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Learning Platform: Zoom

  • Fee: $1,695 (members) and $1,995 (non-members) + Registration $50.00

  • Payment Plans are available


The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council (NAECOB) is a statutory body established under the National Accreditation and Equivalency Council ACT of The Bahamas on the 4th of October, 2006; assented on 29th of December, 2006 and came into force 28th February, 2007.  NAECOB is responsible for registering and accrediting primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and any institution that offers training in The Bahamas. The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas began operation in 2016.

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