Fully Accredited Program Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™)

Do you know that CEOs and CFOs could face up to $5 million in fines, as well as 20 years of imprisonment, if they submit false certifications during a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance audit? Companies are caught violating the SOX Act may be fined, removed from public stock exchanges and stripped of their D&O (Directors and Officers) insurance policies. In response to a surge of financial scandals, the SOX Act has been introduced to ensure that organizations continually designed and identified the proper controls and help them with control structure strengthening, efficient financial reporting, build working relationships and peak operational performance.

This Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) program will prepare you to implement and audit a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control system in your organization, enabling you to fulfil the requirements of the law. By understanding key components of SOX and how to build a robust internal control system based on COSO framework, you will be able to develop a more effective compliance and risk management system for your organization. Through this program, you will gain insights into delivering proper SOX audit through fraud risk analysis, deficiencies assessment, and internal controls documentation. By understanding critical sections of SOX such as identify controls, implementing control testing, monitoring & assessing controls, you are able to build a SOX-compliant internal control system that can improve your organization efficiency in operations yet compliant with the law.

By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP) title which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in building a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant framework. This certification demonstrates a high level of expertise in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and can be a valuable asset for professionals looking to advance their careers in finance, accounting, or compliance.


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This program will entitle you:

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  • Attain your Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP) designation that you can use across your professional credentials (including LinkedIn and CV)
  • Experience 3 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on Sarbanes-Oxley policies and internal control frameworks
  • Powerful best practices on establishing strong internal controls, audit framework and control testing processes that is compliant with the SOX Act
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisors at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875



This Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP) program is a mark of and distinction that signifies a fully qualified corporate governance and compliance professional with Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance expertise and skill sets. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all members. The CSOP™ charter is a trademarked charter available only to professionals who have completed and passed this program. The certification is governed and maintained by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications with over 90,000 members around the world. It is also endorsed by prominent associations and organizations worldwide.

The content of this program has been independently certified and accredited by CPD as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles.

What Can You Expect From This Certified Program

After a series of corporate scandals such as the Enron scandal, where the bankrupted company had overvalued its energy contracts and used several complex accounting manoeuvres to mislead investors, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was passed to re-establish investor trust in financial markets by addressing loopholes that had previously permitted public companies to mislead investors. The law has been successful in creating ethical business practices and good governance through internal controls, reports and disclosures. Many organizations are moving beyond literal compliance by developing internal reforms and adopting policies and practices to expose weaknesses and deficiencies.

This Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) program is designed to empower professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to master Sarbanes-Oxley compliance policies and requirements. Through this program, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of SOX's key provisions, including the latest updates and critical sections of the Act, and learn how to develop a SOX compliant program that ensures integrity and accountability across their organization's internal control, financial reporting, and risk management systems. Utilizing the COSO Framework, attendees will also gain the ability to identify internal control deficiencies within their organization, and implement a robust internal control framework that guarantees overall compliance with the SOX act.

In additional, participants will master the key elements of the SOX auditing process and learn how to ensure financial statements are fully compliant with the SOX act. This program will cover all the documentation required for a SOX program, including the formats, flowcharts, and risk matrix needed to ensure compliance. You will also gain a strong understanding on ethical considerations, corporate governance, and the role of the board of directors in ensuring SOX compliance.

By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOPTM) designation which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in building a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant framework.

Globally demanded and recognized, this designation is an industry-recognized trademarked charter developed by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and has lifelong validity. It’s also fully certified and independently accredited by CPD as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • SOX Framework
  • Compliance Framework
  • Key Provisions and Latest Updates of SOX
  • Critical Sections of SOX Act
  • SOX Compliant Audit Process
  • Risk Assessment
  • Governance and Ethics
  • COSO Internal Control Framework
  • Finance Auditing
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Financial Reporting
  • Business Continuity
  • Fraud Analysis
  • COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework
  • SOX Testing
  • Identifying Control Deficiencies
  • Improving Internal Control
  • Internal and External Controls
  • Assessing Deficiencies
  • Material Impact
  • SOX Documentation Requirements
  • Financial Statement Assertions
  • Testing And Evaluation

Your Faculty Director

Eva María López Fernández
Eva María López Fernández
Certified Internal Audit & Risk Management Expert and Mentor of the Technical Commissions of Institute of Internal Auditors

Eva María López Fernández is a global certified internal audit and risk management expert, with more than twenty years' experience in leading and developing Internal Audit functions and implementing Internal Control (including SOX compliance programs) and Enterprise Risk Management frameworks. She has an impeccable record of leading and implementing Internal Control and Risk Management frameworks in IBEX and NASDAQ-listed companies, fulfilling Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements. She also holds several prestigious certifications, including CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance), and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Tradeway Commission). In addition to her work as an internal auditor, she has served as a member of the Technical Commissions at IIA-Spain, providing valuable content in the issuance of documents related to current issues in the profession. Her passion for internal auditing has led her to teach seminars on the topic, as well as contribute content to positioning documents on hot topics in the field.

Besides that, she is currently collaborating with the Internal Audit Foundation, helping professionals in internal auditing to be knowledgeable about emerging issues and relevant investigations, as well as being a mentor in an Emerging Leaders Mentoring Program sponsored by the Global Institute of Internal Auditors.

Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) Program Agenda

Module 1 - History And Overview Of SOX
Module 2 - Critical Sections And Components Of SOX
Module 3 - Types Of SOX Program Operating Models
Module 4 - Section 302 Of Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Module 5 - Scope Of Section 404
Module 6 - How To Define A Risk And Control Matrix?
Module 7 - How To Perform A Control Testing?
Module 8 - Fraud Risk Assessment
Module 9 - Assessment Results
Module 10 - Conclusion - SOX Readiness & Pitfalls To Avoid

Charter Exam

At the end of the program, there will be a Chartered exam comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Upon passing the exam, you will be accredited with your Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP) designation

  • 98% of students who have taken this exam have passed the exam successfully. Almost all professionals who have taken our courses have passed this exam and attain their Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP) designation
  • The exam has 50 multiple choice questions and you need to answer 25 out of 50 questions correctly to pass the exam
  • You can re-take the exam online as many times as you want, with no additional charges for retaking of exams
  • The program cost already includes the exam fees, so there are no additional charges for taking the exam

If you have challenges passing the exam, you can secure assistance from our team and faculty leader to help you pass the exam.

Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) Designation

Earning the Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) designation after completing the program and passing the exam is a professional achievement that can enhance your resume, CV, and other professional credentials. The CSOP™ certification is a global trademark and industry-recognized, with lifelong validity. Holding this certification demonstrates a high level of expertise in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and can be a valuable asset for professionals looking to advance their careers in finance, accounting, or corporate governance. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a constantly evolving area of compliance, attending a CSOP™ program ensures that professionals stay up-to-date on the latest developments and best practices.

Globally demanded and recognized, the CSOP™ designation will help you to distinguish your Sarbanes-Oxley skillset and establish you as an expert in administering strong internal controls and SOX compliance, making you more attractive to employers in the field.

Pricing & Registration

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Dates: 17 - 19 Jul 2023

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm British Summer Time (BST)
10:00am - 5:30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Early Bird Packages Regular Pricing
By 12 May 2023 By 23 Jun 2023 After 23 Jun 2023
EU Delegates EUR 1,695 EUR 1,895 EUR 1,995
UK Delegates GBP 1,495 GBP 1,695 GBP 1,795

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies).

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (0) 20 7129 1222
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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On Demand Learning

If you are unable to make it to this program due to the dates, you can also enroll in our program through our on-demand learning. Click on the link below to go to our on-demand learning to discover how you can enroll in the program and earn your Charter or certificate through our on-demand learning platform

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Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™) Reviews and Testimonials

The Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional training has been instrumental in understanding the internal and external aspects of auditing. The training provides a thorough overview and is a great foundation for building upon in order to become a Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional.
This program is a great way to get your foot in the door with a certification that will be on the mind of every business person and organization. The instructor was very knowledgeable, helpful and made sure everyone understood the material before moving on. I am very glad I took this course.
The course was well designed and organized, the instructor provided a lot of examples to help students understand the material better. It is an excellent online course. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get certified and improve their knowledge in SOX
This CSOP program is that it gives a good overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its implications. This will enable you to understand how you can best protect your organization in order to avoid the costly repercussions of non-compliance.
The CSOP™ certification program was an excellent investment in my professional development. The training and resources provided have helped me to understand the complexities of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and have equipped me with the necessary skills to ensure compliance within my organization.
The Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional program is a great way to get a better understanding of the Business. If you are looking for a quick and efficient way to understand the concepts of the Business, I would highly recommend this program.

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Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOP™)

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