Introduction To Fraud Examination

Intro to Fraud Examination  CPE Credit: 24
Course Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None




This course covers the basics of fraud examination by focusing on the major areas including criminology and ethics, legal elements of fraud, fraudulent financial transactions and fraud investigation. Introduction to Fraud Examination is the perfect introductory course for someone new to or unfamiliar with the anti-fraud profession, and provides a comprehensive review for experts in the field.

Introduction to Fraud Examination features 10 hours of footage including coverage from the ACFE’s popular Principles of Fraud Examination seminar, expert narration and interviews with convicted fraudsters.


You Will Learn How To:

Determine who is responsible for preventing fraud

Discern what causes people to commit fraud

Identify methods for planning an effective fraud examination

Recognize common occupational fraud schemes, including asset misappropriation, corruption and financial statement fraud

Distinguish fundamental interviewing techniques

Recognize fraud investigation methods, including locating information, interviewing and documenting evidence

Identify fraud prevention methods at the organizational level


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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Table of Contents 
Sample Chapter

The 17 video segments include: 

Introduction with Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA - 45:02

Causes of Fraud - 24:22

Planning the Investigation - 24:41

Legal Elements of Fraud - 37:18

Management's and Auditor's Responsibilities - 37:34

Legal Issues - 27:31

Fraud Schemes - 38:41

Sources of Information - 28:20

Financial Statement Fraud - 38:57

Interviewing Prospective Witnesses - 45:08

Rules of Evidence - 23:36

Evaluating Deception - 42:29

Analyzing and Managing Financial Information - 18:17

Admission Seeking Interviews - 42:11

Prevention of Fraud - 31:47

Testifying - 31:32

Signed Statements & Report Writing - 30:10


Field of study: Specialized Knowledge

Last Updated: April 2017

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