Advanced Fraud Examination Techniques




CPE Credit: 21 ethics
Course Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: See course details

Acquire the case experience and know-how you need to excel in your job. This 3-day advanced course takes place in a uniquely interactive learning environment where you will work on two actual fraud cases that have been modified for teaching purposes. Working through these scenarios, you will simulate many aspects of a real case — interviewing a suspect and trying to obtain a confession; compiling evidence and building your case; offering testimony and being cross-examined. By understanding how it feels to be part of a small team working a real investigation, you will enhance your skills as a fraud examiner and expand your capabilities.

While in Austin, your visit to ACFE headquarters will provide a unique opportunity to experience the Fraud Museum exhibit, located in the offices of the Geis Building. Established by ACFE founder and Chairman, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, the Fraud Museum tells the story of fraud’s intriguing past with an extensive and eclectic collection of historical fraud pieces. The ACFE Open House reception also welcomes you to the Gregor Building, a historic, 1920s-era home that houses the ACFE’s executive and administrative staff. Tour the building and meet ACFE staff members as you visit the home of the world’s premier anti-fraud association. 


Upcoming Courses

Austin, TX | December 6-8, 2021


You Will Learn How To:  

Plan and execute complex fraud examinations

Avoid legal issues, ranging from workplace searches to electronic communication, during your investigation

Strengthen your evidence-gathering skills by determining what items are relevant and how they should be collected and interpreted

Implement advanced analytical techniques for detecting common fraud schemes

Improve your ability to use technology and the latest computer software

Prepare for and conduct critical interviews of both witnesses and suspects pertinent to the case

Testify under direct and cross-examination 

Who Should Attend:  

Experienced fraud examiners seeking to complement their practical experience with the knowledge of leading anti-fraud experts

Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel

Controllers and corporate managers

Detectives and private investigators

Forensic and management accountants, accounts payable and financial analysts

Governance, risk management and compliance officers

Government employees

Internal and external auditors, CPAs and CAs 

Loss prevention and security professionals

Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals 


Ethics Icon  This course satisfies the ACFE’s requirement of two Ethics CPE hours per year. To read more about the Ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit



Members: $995 

Non-Members: $1195


CPE Credit

CPE Credit by Field of Study 

 Field of Study  CPE Credit 


 Specialized Knowledge


 Business Law


 Communications and Marketing


 Information Technology





Course Level



A solid understanding of the legal, financial, investigative, and criminological principles of fraud prevention, detection, and examination

Experience conducting fraud examinations

Advanced Preparation 



Delivery Method 




Full Course Outline



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. Should an event be cancelled or postponed by the ACFE due to unforeseen circumstances, ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known. ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.


Satisfaction Guarantee 

ACFE seminars are unmatched in scope and effectiveness and backed by our unconditional satisfaction guarantee. If you attend an ACFE event and are not completely satisfied, please contact an ACFE Member Services Representative at or call (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000.


NASBA CPEThe Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


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