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Certified Fraud Examiner

Four Day Review Course & Exams

Fraud Training Ltd


£2,500 inc VAT
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Online with live classes
4 days, Full-time
Certified Fraud Examiner
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Anti-fraud and fraud examination professionals around the world earn their Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by taking and passing the CFE exam.

Certified Fraud Examiners have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine a knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs, but why. For more details and background to the CFE credential please visit the global ACFE website. Before earning the CFE Credential you are required to pass the CFE Exam. The CFE Exam tests your knowledge of the four major areas that comprise the fraud examination body of knowledge:

  • Fraud Prevention & Deterrence
  • Law
  • Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes
  • Investigation

This package includes:

  • Online face to face training facilitated by Authorised CFE Exam Review Course trainers
  • All ACFE training materials
  • Exclusive access to the CFE Exam Prep Flashcard App
  • One year of Associate Membership with the ACFE
  • The CFE Exam Prep Course International Edition
  • The CFE exam application fee


Certified Fraud Examiner

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  • Meet the Trainers & CFE Overview


To prepare for the CFE Exam the 4 Day Review Course will examine the key areas required to help candidates pass the exams. The four major areas that comprise the fraud examination body of knowledge are as follows:

Fraud Prevention & Deterrence
Tests your understanding of why people commit fraud and ways to prevent it. Topics covered in this section include crime causation, white-collar crime, occupational fraud, fraud prevention and the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics.

It examines:

  • Corporate governance
  • Establishing a governance framework
  • Management and auditors responsibilities
  • Fraud risk assessment and fraud risk management
  • Fraud prevention programmes

This section ensures your familiarity with the many legal ramifications of conducting fraud examinations, including criminal and civil law, rules of evidence, rights of the accused and accuser, and expert witness matters.

It covers an overview of the criminal justice systems looking further and highlighting differences between criminal and civil justice systems and includes:

  • The basic principles of evidence including admissibility, privileges, and protections
  • Individual rights during a fraud examination
  • The principle laws relating to fraud
  • The types of testimony and testifying
  • Securities fraud and money laundering

Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes
This section tests your comprehension of the types of fraudulent financial transactions incurred in accounting records. To pass Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the following concepts: basic accounting and auditing theory, fraud schemes, internal controls to deter fraud and other auditing and accounting matters.

This section also includes an examination of the many different types of occupational fraud including:

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Asset misappropriation
  • Cash, fraudulent disbursements and inventory frauds
  • Financial statement frauds

This section details all aspects of an investigation into fraud.

It covers but is not limited to:

  • Planning an investigation
  • Interviewing witnesses and taking statements
  • Interviewing suspects, planning the interview the use and reasons for using different types of interview question, conducting an admission seeking interview and identifying the verbal and non-verbal indicators of deception
  • Seizing and handling physical and digital evidence, the chain of custody
  • Data analysis and Tracing illicit transactions and funds. Performing a net-worth analysis to identify unlawful income
  • Sources of information available to the investigator
  • Report writing

Who is this course for?

Are you interested in taking your career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession? The CFE qualification would typically be of interest to an internal auditor, investigator, law enforcement officer, prosecutor, security professional, risk and loss management professional, lawyer, accountant, controller, compliance and fraud officer or any other professional dealing with fraud.


Available to UK residents only

Career path

Increase your earnings & advance your career

  • CFEs earn 34% more than their non-certified colleagues according to the 2020 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals.
  • CFE certification is documented evidence of expertise and experience, representing a high level of skill, knowledge and professionalism.
  • The CFE is accepted worldwide as the standard of excellence in the anti-fraud profession.

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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