Sarbanes-Oxley Certification


No, the Management and Strategy Institute holds US Trademark Reg. No. 4,253,187 and is the only company authorized to certify individuals as Sarbanes Oxley Trained Professional (SOTP)® certified.

No, this course includes all training material required to pass the test.  It is designed for beginners with no experience with Sarbanes-Oxley.

The training material included with your purchase contains all the information you need to pass the certification test.  As long as you study the material closely, you will be able to pass the test.  You are given 3 separate attempts to pass the test without any additional charge.  You are allowed to reference your personal notes during the test, however the test is timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions.  It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Trained Professional (SOTP)® course is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of the Act.  As you can see from the Sarbanes Oxley Table of Contents, the full act is quite long and complicated.  This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley about the key provisions within the act.  Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley.  For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the words “Sarbanes-Oxley”.

The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.

No, the test for the Sarbanes-Oxley course is not proctored.  It is timed, with a limit of 2 hours.  You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.

  • Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 20 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.
  • Certification qualifies for 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.

Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume.  List them directly beneath your college information in this format:

        Management and Strategy Institute
        – Sarbanes-Oxley Trained Professional (SOTP)®