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CFF Exam Registration

The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Exam is offered as a 2-part examination. You must pass both modules of the CFF Exam to obtain the CFF credential. Module 1, "Core Forensic Knowledge", covers Content Specification Outline (CSO) Sections I and II. Module 2, "Specialized Forensic Knowledge", covers CSO Section III. Please reference the CSO before preparing for the CFF Exam.

CFF Exam Content

Exam Module CSO Section Major Topics
Module 1 - "Core Forensic Knowledge" Section I and II
  • AICPA & CPA Professional Roles and Responsibilities in Civil and Criminal Matters
  • Laws Courts and Dispute Resolution
  • Engagement Planning and Preparation
  • Information Gathering, Preservation, and Analysis
  • Expert Reports & Testimony
Module 2 - "Specialized Forensic Knowledge" Section III
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Reorganization
  • Digital Forensics
  • Damages Calculations
  • Family Law
  • Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Response
  • Financial Statement Misrepresentations
  • Valuations in Litigations

To learn more about the CFF credential requirements or the CFF Exam content, format, and study material, visit the CFF credential webpage. Payment of the exam fees serves as confirmation that you have read the registration and scheduling terms and conditions.

Within two weeks of successfully registering for the CFF Exam, you will receive a Notice to Schedule email that includes vital information on how to schedule your exam session at a Kryterion testing center or online via remote proctoring. Email is the only means by which scheduling information is transmitted so please ensure that the AICPA has your most recent email address on record.

If you have any inquiries, please direct them to cff@aicpa.org or call 888-777-7077.

Please use the product codes below and register according to the correct exam candidate category:

CFF Exam (Pricing per module)

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Exam Fee
First-time exam registrant 14-XAM1 or 14-XAM2 $176 - FVS Section members*
$220 - AICPA members
$275 - non-members
Exam Retake 14-RETAKE1 or 14-RETAKE2 $60

If you are a member of the AICPA but not a member of the FVS Section, and you would like access to the benefits of membership, click here to join the FVS Section. If you are not a member of the AICPA, click here to join the AICPA. Please note that discounts based upon membership level will be applied during checkout. If you have a promotion code, you will be asked to enter the code prior to payment.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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