Conflict Minerals

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Conflict minerals refers to raw materials that are sourced from a particular part of the world where armed conflict (and civil rights abuse) is occurring, and where conflict participants benefit from the mining, production, and sale of those materials. Conflict minerals include columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, gold, and wolframite, primarily from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries. This course reviews the SEC's regulations concerning conflict-minerals. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires US companies to identify and disclose where the minerals used in their products come from in an effort to build consumer awareness and reduce the amount of funds flowing to militias in identified regions. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with statutes, regulations, or other legal authority. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • identify requirements of laws pertaining to conflict minerals
  • identify legal requirements related to conflict minerals
  • identify actions to take to follow the conflict minerals compliance process
  • identify actions for following the conflict minerals compliance process
  • distinguish appropriate and inappropriate ways of completing the CMRT
  • identify actions for completing a CMRT


  • Legal Requirements for Conflict Minerals
  • Knowledge Check: Conflict Minerals and the Law
  • Conflict Minerals Compliance Process
  • Knowledge Check: Conflict Minerals Compliance
  • Completing the CMRT
  • Knowledge Check: The CMRT