Conducting Internal Investigations

Conducting Internal Investigations
Course Level
16 Credits


Internal investigations can be tricky. Often, investigating employee wrongdoing can be costly, disruptive and time-consuming, with the potential to lead to legal problems and unexpected complications. However, it doesn’t have to be as difficult if it is conducted with the utmost care and confidentiality. 

If an internal investigation is done right, it can enhance your company’s overall well-being and help detect the source of lost funds, identify responsible parties and recover losses. Equally important, internal investigations send a signal to other employees that your company will not tolerate fraud.  

This seminar will examine a practical problem from beginning to end. It will review every step of an internal investigation into potential fraud, from receiving the initial allegation to testifying as a witness. You will take a deep dive into several parts of an internal investigation including legal aspects, using computers in an investigation, 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 course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 16

Course Fees

Non-Members: $995

Members: $795



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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.  The ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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