Virtual Seminar

Conducting Internal Investigations

  • Apr 30-May 2, 2024 10:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
Course Level
Delivered via


Investigations into employee wrongdoing can be costly, disruptive and time-consuming, leading to legal problems and other complications if they are not conducted with the utmost diligence and confidentiality. However, a well-run internal investigation can enhance a company’s overall well-being and help detect the source of lost funds, identify responsible parties and recover losses. It can also provide a defense to legal charges by terminated or disgruntled employees. But perhaps most important, an internal investigation will signal to other employees that the company will not tolerate fraud.

Conducting Internal Investigations will prepare you for every step of an internal investigation into potential fraud, from receiving the initial allegation to testifying as a witness. This course will discuss how to lead an internal investigation with confidence by gaining knowledge about the legal aspects of internal investigations, collecting and analyzing internal and external information, interviewing witnesses and writing reports.



You Will Learn How To:

Assess the risk of fraud within your organization and respond when it is identified.

Detect and investigate fraud with the use of data analytics.

Collect documents and electronic evidence needed in the course of an investigation.

Perform effective information-gathering and admission-seeking interviews.

Discern legal and regulatory concerns related to internal investigations.

CPE Information

This seminar provides ACFE ethics credit, which counts toward the ACFE’s annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Auditing: 16

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $655
Non-Members: $755
Early Registration Deadline: April 1, 2024
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE $125!

Course Outline

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

  • 11:35 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. Admission-Seeking Interviews

    When the investigation has progressed to the point where a suspect has been identified and all relevant evidence has been collected, the investigation moves to the admission-seeking interview phase. This section will guide you through the strategies needed to obtain an admission of guilt and a signed statement.


Leah Lane, CFE - Speaker


SunHawk Consulting



Payment must be received by April 1, 2024 to receive early registration discount. 

Event Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by the 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, the ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known. The ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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