Virtual Seminar

Building Your Fraud Examination Practice

  • May 2, 2023 8:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (GMT-5)
Course Level
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Demand for fraud examination services is at an all-time high. Lawyers, consulting firms, government agencies and companies of all sizes require the expertise of fraud examiners. A challenge for many small firms and sole practitioners is leveraging these opportunities and growing their businesses.

This seminar will teach you the types of fraud examination services currently in demand and provide practical advice on how to market your services to those who need them most. Attend and learn how to find a niche for your business in the anti-fraud industry.




You Will Learn How To:

Build a personal brand that will help you attract and retain clients

Promote your firm through a variety of media

Develop your business plan

Network to build your client base through referrals

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 8
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Business Management and Organization: 8

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $395
Non-Members: $495
Early Registration Deadline: April 3, 2023
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE $100!

Course Outline

  • 8:00 – 9:20 a.m. You, the Expert

    Fraud examination is a growing field, and people come to the profession with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. This session will describe the many types of services Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) perform and how to find your niche to attract clients.

  • 9:30 – 10:50 a.m. Strategic Planning

    No business can succeed without a strategic plan. There is no form in your local bookstore for a fraud examination business plan, but we have the solution. In this session, you will learn how to put together a plan for your business to succeed in this growing industry.

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Executing the Strategic Plan

    A strategic plan that sits on the shelf will not help your business grow. In this session, we will discuss how to implement specifics of the plan, including how to create contracts for new customers, set fees and collect payments, do great work for clients and define your own success.

  • 12:50 – 2:10 p.m. Branding, Advertising and Networking

    This session will provide tips about promoting your firm through speaking engagements, articles, volunteering and other professional endeavors. It will address how a fraud examiner's image and personal brand can either attract or repel potential clients. You will also learn how to increase your networking opportunities and grow your business with referrals.

  • 2:20 – 3:40 p.m. Managing Client Expectations

    A new case starts with the initial call or email from a potential client. Fraud examiners should know how to set expectations during the initial contact and continue to manage expectations throughout the entire case. Happy clients start with realistic expectations, and this session will teach you how to establish them.


Janet McHard, CFE, CPA/CFF - Speaker


Founding Partner
The McHard Firm



Payment must be received by April 3, 2023 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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