Unraveling the Confusion: What and Who Is a Whistleblower?

Unraveling the Confusion
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2 Credits


Whistleblower and anti-retaliation laws exist to encourage individuals to bring complaints of wrongdoing to the appropriate authority. These laws provide protections for those who report unethical or unlawful conduct. Because these protections often apply to the disclosure of fraudulent conduct — or in other cases, government corruption — you must familiarize yourself with the types of disclosures that are protected activities. Your organization could be at greater risk by not following best practices.

This webinar will examine what it means when someone blows the whistle versus the designation of whistleblower, laws and legislation, an international look into the conflict of whistleblower and witness protection, the purpose of a whistleblower program, designing an effective whistleblower program and the key concepts in developing a whistleblower law.



You Will Learn How To:

Assess and compare current U.S. and international whistleblower legislation.

Describe what constitutes a whistleblower versus someone requiring witness protection.

Determine the purpose, design and management of an effective whistleblower program.

Manage whistleblower protection and confidentiality, and avoid the common pitfalls.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
  • Detectives and private investigators
  • Educators and students
  • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
  • Law enforcement officers and prosecutors

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Behavioral Ethics
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: June 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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


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