Core Forensic Accounting Certificate

To excel in forensic accounting, you must have a solid understanding of core forensic accounting topics. This certificate program covers the areas essential to the planning, performance and reporting for all forensic accounting engagements. Leverage this program to acquire new skills, begin the CFF Credential pathway or earn CPE credits.

The Core Forensic Knowledge exam is online and proctored remotely via webcam and audio (either laptop or USB external) anytime 7 days a week throughout the year. After purchase, within 10 business days, you will receive a Notice to Schedule and have the flexibility to schedule the exam at your convenience.

When you complete the learning and pass the exam, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge. A digital badge is a validated, graphical representation of your significant achievement. There is a description of the specific knowledge and skills you’ve demonstrated or achieved to earn it. As digital badges become the global standard for recognizing and publicizing professional development, your accepted badge will allow you to distinguish yourself in the marketplace and show your commitment to life-long learning and competency.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective: 

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recall and apply the appropriate preliminary procedures and considerations related to engagement and case acceptance
  • Identify and analyze potential conflicts of interest
  • Determine the appropriateness of different methods used to obtain and collect evidence based on situational characteristics
  • Identify the steps and documents commonly used in the custody and preservation process
  • Recall ways to identify relevant missing information needed during the discovery process and apply those methods to situational examples
  • Recall ways to protect yourself from different types of challenges both as an expert and on information
  • Compare and select appropriate communication techniques and proven methodologies for effective investigative interview sessions
  • Analyze the signs of verbal and non-verbal deception
  • Identify the reporting requirements for expert witnesses
  • Differentiate between the applicable professional standards used in different types of reports

Topics Discussed

Topics Discussed: 
  • Laws, courts and dispute resolution
  • Engagement planning and preparation
  • Information gathering, preservation and analysis
  • Expert reports and testimony

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COURSE CODE

FAIEC

FIELD OF STUDY

Accounting

CPE CREDIT HOURS

16

KNOWLEDGE LEVEL

Intermediate

INTENDED AUDIENCE

CPAs or financial professionals who are interested in becoming a forensic accountant or obtaining a certificate signifying their proficiency in this area

PREREQUISITE

Foundational knowledge of forensic accounting

ADVANCED PREPARATION

None

DELIVERY METHOD

Self-study online

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(U.S.) AICPAstore.com

(Outside the U.S.) CGMAstore.com


CONTACT A TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE:


1-800-634-6780 Option 1
aicpalearning@aicpa.org