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Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate Program

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Get a solid understanding of financial forensics.

The Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate Program covers those areas representative of the AICPA's Body of Knowledge in the financial forensics area. This certificate program is tailored to provide an introduction to financial forensics as well as help those seeking additional learning to complete the 75-hour education requirement for the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential.

Introduction to Forensic Accounting
This certificate program will help you become familiar with the forensic accountant’s professional responsibility and provide a fundamental knowledge of:

  • The legal system
  • How to plan and prepare a forensic engagement
  • Gathering information
  • Discovery
  • Reporting
  • Providing expert testimony

Gateway for the CFF Credential
If you are seeking to apply for the CFF credential or you already hold the credential, you can utilize this program to obtain CPE credits needed to help meet or maintain the education requirement. The certificate program provides an understanding of the seven areas of the CFF Credential:

  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Computer Forensic Analysis
  • Economic Damages Calculations
  • Family Law
  • Financial Statement Misrepresentation
  • Fraud Prevention, Detection and Response
  • Valuation

This online CPE self-study program consists of 19 required modules that utilize interactive scenario-based learning, including audio and video animation, to guide you through the concepts.


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Learning Objectives

  • Interpret regulatory standards and legal system requirements applicable to forensic accounting engagements
  • Describe the elements essential to accepting forensic accounting engagements such as identifying the engagement terms and client provisions, managing the engagement, and reporting requirements
  • Identify the means of gathering evidence and conducting research critical to forensic engagements through the use of effective interviewing and investigative techniques
  • Describe the role of the expert and non-expert in participating in depositions and providing testimony
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Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting
Level: Basic
Recommended CPE Credit: 21.5
Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate Program
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