Abstract : Business process compliance has become more and more important function for business process management (BPM). One of challenges in this area is to check the business process compliance in the business process life-cycle (design-time, run-time). In this paper, we propose a description logic-based approach for business process compliance checking during two phases of the business process life-cycle. In our approach, business process and the set of regulations are represented in a machine readable form. And we use that knowledge bases to check the compliance between them.