Fraud examiners face many situations that require ethical reflection, and, often, there is no obvious line between right and wrong. Consequently, Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) might find themselves on a slippery slope when it comes to determining the best course of action.
This course will discuss how codes of ethics, conduct and practice in general — and the CFE Code of Professional Ethics and CFE Code of Professional Standards, in specific — provide guidance for fraud examiners when they are confronted with ethical uncertainty in professional situations.
This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit ACFE.com/EthicsCPE.
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You Will Learn How To:
- Discern the benefits of having codes of ethics, conduct and practice that govern the actions of professionals
- Identify the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Codes of Professional Ethics and Certified Fraud Examiners Code of Professional Standards to understand how they apply to Certified Fraud Examiners
- Recognize why professionalism, diligence, ethical conduct, integrity and competence are important to anti-fraud professionals
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: BEHAVIORAL ETHICS
LAST UPDATED: MARCH 2020
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
Table of Contents:
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: Professional Codes of Conduct, Practice and Ethicss
- Lesson 3: The Certified Fraud Examiner Code of Professional Ethics
- Lesson 4: Commitment to Professionalism and Diligence
- Lesson 5: Legal and Ethical Conduct and Conflict of Interest
- Lesson 6: Integrity and Competence
- Lesson 7: Court Orders and Testimony
- Lesson 8: Reasonable Evidential Basis for Opinions
- Lesson 9: "Confidential Information"
- Lesson 10: "Complete Reporting of Material Matters"
- Lesson 11: Professional Improvement
- Lesson 12: CFE Code of Professional Standards
- Lesson 13: Discussion of the Standards of Professional Conduct
- Lesson 14: Standards of Examination
- Lesson 15: Standards of Reporting
- Lesson 16: Conclusion
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