Government entities fall victim to every conceivable kind of scheme, and everyone pays, directly or indirectly. This course focuses on strategies to prevent, detect and investigate government fraud schemes.
You Will Learn How To:
Recognize the different ways government employees steal or misuse their employer’s cash and non-cash assets
Devise measures to prevent and detect the different types of government fraud schemes
Evaluate the stages of a government fraud examination from planning to conclusion
Identify the elements of conspiracy schemes designed to defraud the government
Assess why sensitive information maintained by government entities must be protected, how it can be compromised and the appropriate controls needed to protect such information
Recognize the various types of frauds that target and challenge the integrity of government programs including social, subsidy, grant and student financial aid programs
Differentiate the benefits and barriers to using data analytics to prevent and detect government fraud
Identify the appropriate data analysis tools and techniques to use when targeting specific types of government fraud
This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit
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Field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Last Updated: September 2016
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Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.
This course include access to exclusive online video content intended to enhance your understanding of the material covered in the workbook. While working through the course, you will occasionally be directed to the accompanying website to view a video corresponding with topics covered in the workbook. The videos feature insights from convicted fraudsters and subject matter experts to help reinforce workbook topics with real-world examples. Internet connectivity is required to view the accompanying videos
Online CPE exam grading available for this course:
Online grading is available for ACFE self-study workbook courses. Complete the course offline at your convenience, but take the exam online the moment you're ready. Featuring instant exam results and a printable certificate, online grading offers a quick and convenient way to earn CPE.
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