Building Your Fraud Examination Practice




CPE Credit: 8
Course Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None

Demand for fraud examination services is at an all-time high. Lawyers, consulting firms, government agencies and companies of all sizes require the expertise of fraud examiners. A challenge for many small firms and solo practitioners is connecting with these opportunities and growing their business.

This one-day, instructor-led course will teach you the types of fraud examination services in demand and provide practical advice on how to market your services to those who need them most. Find your niche in the anti-fraud profession. 


Upcoming Courses 

No courses are scheduled at this time. Please view our  Calendar of Events for other upcoming seminars. 


You Will Learn How To:  

Build a personal brand that will help you attract and retain clients

Develop your business plan 

Promote your firm through a variety of media

Network to build your client base through referrals 

Who Should Attend:  

Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel

Business professionals with mid-size and larger firms who plan to introduce or expand their current offering to include fraud examination services

Detectives and private investigators

Individuals who are considering starting a practice focused on fraud deterrence and detection

Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants

IT professionals

Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals 


Members: $295
Non-Members: $395

CPE Credit


Field of Study
Business Management and Organization 


Course Level




Advanced Preparation


Delivery Method 


  Day One 
7:30-8:00 a.m.   Continental Breakfast   
8:00-9:20 a.m. 

You, the Expert 

Fraud examination is a growing field, and people come to the profession with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. This session will describe the many types of services CFEs perform and how to find your niche to attract clients.

9:20-9:35 a.m.  Break  
9:35-10:55 a.m. 

Strategic Planning 

No business can succeed without a strategic plan. There is no form in your local bookstore for a fraud examination business plan, but we have the solution. In this session, you will learn how to put together a plan for your business to succeed in this growing industry.

10:55-11:10 a.m.  Break  
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Executing the Strategic Plan 

A strategic plan that sits on the shelf will not help your business grow. In this session, we will discuss how to implement specifics of the plan, including how to create contracts for new customers, set fees and collect payments, do great work for clients and define your own success.

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Group Lunch  
1:30-2:50 p.m. 

Branding, Advertising and Networking 

Building a personal brand is an important early step in the game that many overlook, as is advertising through appropriate channels and capitalizing on networking opportunities.

This session will provide tips about promoting your firm through speaking engagements, articles, volunteering and other professional endeavors. It will address how a fraud examiner's image and personal brand can either attract or repel potential clients. You will also learn how to increase your networking opportunities and grow your business with referrals.

2:50-3:05 p.m.  Break  
3:05-4:25 p.m.  

Managing Client Expectations 

A new case starts with the initial call or email from a potential client. Fraud examiners should know how to set expectations during the initial contact and continue to manage expectations throughout the entire case. Happy clients start with realistic expectations, and this session will teach you how to establish them.

Event Cancellation Policy 

Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc. you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee.


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