How to Testify




CPE Credit: 16 ethics
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Understanding of basic fraud examination techniques

Establish yourself as a consummate courtroom professional. Learn how to testify effectively on direct and cross-examination, basic courtroom procedures, and most important, tricks for surviving on the witness stand. 

Improve your techniques on how to offer testimony about damages and restitution while learning to know when to draw the line between aggressive testimony and improper advocacy. Walk away with more effective report writing skills and explore the different types of evidence and legal remedies in this 2-day, instructor-led course.


Upcoming Courses 

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


You Will Learn How To:  

Meet the qualifications to serve as an expert witness in a legal proceeding

Comply with the rules governing the content and procedure of expert testimony

Prepare the proper subject matter for testimony concerning fraud cases

Testify effectively before a judge and jury

Maintain credibility during cross-examination by opposing counsel 

Who Should Attend:  

Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel

Controllers and corporate managers

Criminal investigators from local, state and federal agencies

Detectives and private investigators

Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants

Loss prevention and security professionals

Business managers and educators who may be called upon to testify in court

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: $795
Non-Members: $995  
CPE Credit 



Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge 


Course Level


Understanding of basic fraud examination techniques 


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.

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