Government Fraud

Course Level
16 Credits


A single case of occupational fraud costs government organizations a median $150,000, according to the ACFE’s Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations. The fraud risks they face can vary greatly from those in the private sector. You must understand the types of fraud that affect government organizations including public corruption, contract fraud, performance schemes, beneficiary frauds and false claims.

This seminar will provide methods to assess, prevent and detect government fraud so that you can protect your organization from the damages caused by these devastating schemes.



You Will Learn How To:

Recognize common occupational fraud schemes perpetrated against government organizations

Identify and prevent fraud schemes perpetrated by government vendors and contractors

Combat the risk of public corruption

Navigate the legal issues pertaining to government fraud

Develop and implement fraud risk management initiatives to protect government entities from fraud

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live

Credit by Field of Study

Accounting - Governmental: 16

Course Fees

Pricing varies by event location or format. Please view the individual event page for the most accurate pricing.


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

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