Principles of Fraud Examination




CPE Credit: 28 ethics
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None

Build a solid foundation in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence with Principles of Fraud Examination, the most comprehensive course on the subject. Explore the four basic areas of fraud examination: Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation and Fraud Prevention & Deterrence. This course is taught by leading practitioners who will provide best-practices guidance and expert insight on dealing with the professional challenges you encounter daily.

For 3½ days, immerse yourself in anti-fraud training while interacting with colleagues and peers. The course includes lectures, group discussions and video presentations. In addition to anti-fraud training, this event provides many opportunities to network with your peers, as well as with ACFE staff and faculty members, at group lunches and social functions.


Upcoming Courses   

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

You Will Learn How To:  

Interpret the causes of frauds and how to prevent and deter future frauds by detecting red flags 

Conduct all steps of a fraud investigation from planning the investigation and interviewing prospective witnesses to report writing 

Detect fraudulent financial transactions and conduct fraud risk assessments 

Identify occupational fraud schemes and external threats of fraud 

Analyze and manage financial information and recognize financial statement fraud 

Examine the legal issues that affect fraud examinations including rules of evidence, key legal rights and privacy issues and testifying 


Who Should Attend:  

Business professionals, educators and students interested in the anti-fraud field 

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

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

Anti-fraud professionals interested in becoming Certified Fraud Examiners


While attendees are in Austin, the ACFE will host an Open House reception at its headquarters, providing attendees 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 also welcomes attendees to the Gregor Building, a historic, 1920s-era home that houses the ACFE’s executive and administrative staff. Attendees can tour the building and meet ACFE staff members as they visit the home of the world’s premier anti-fraud association. 

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: $1195
Non-Members: $1395

CPE Credit 


CPE Credit by Field of Study 

 Field of Study  CPE Credit 
 Behavioral Ethics




Specialized Knowledge


 Business Law


Communications and Marketing


Information Technology  





Course Level 


Advanced Preparation 


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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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