Compliance and the Fraud Examiner

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2 Credits


This course focuses on compliance from the perspective of the anti-fraud professional. It examines the importance of a compliance program in your organization, introduces the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines, presents the seven elements of an effective compliance program and outlines important steps to help prevent fraud in your organization. 

Key Takeaways:  

  • Steps to uncover fraud in an investigation
  • Why compliance is important in today’s business environment  
  • Characteristics of international compliance standards 
  • Essential components of a compliance program 


Understanding of compliance concepts and basic fraud examination techniques

You Will Learn How To:

Recognize why effective compliance is important in today’s complex and global business environment

Relate key information about the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for organizations

Identify the essential components of an effective compliance program

Recognize the characteristics and common forms of compliance standards in the international arena

Determine the appropriate measures to take in investigatory efforts to uncover fraud

Identify the essential components of a fraud prevention program

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 The Importance of Compliance
Lesson 2 Introduction to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
Lesson 3 The Seven Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
Lesson 4 International Compliance Standards
Lesson 5 Investigating and Reporting for Compliance Purposes
Lesson 6 Fraud Prevention Programs

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Business Law
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: July 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


CPE Credit

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.

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  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
  • Speakers required for video sound

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