Working with Whistleblowers, International Edition

Working with Whistleblowers
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2 Credits


Regardless of jurisdiction, you are likely to work on cases that originated from whistleblowers, and there are an increasing number of whistleblower protection laws throughout the world. To help your clients and organization avoid retaliation claims, you must be familiar with these laws. You should also know how to develop, implement and improve organizational whistleblower programs. Among the most critical aspects of a whistleblower program is a proper reporting mechanism, and this course includes instructions on setting up mechanisms and evaluating their effectiveness. 

In this course, you will learn about whistleblower issues as they relate to the anti-fraud profession including the many pitfalls in whistleblowing cases and how to avoid or mitigate those issues.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Necessary precautions to avoid claims of retaliations from whistleblowers
  • Legal protections that may apply to whistleblowers during a fraud examination
  • Information-gathering techniques when working with whistleblowers
  • The fraud examiner's role in a whistleblower case



You Will Learn How To:

Ascertain the precautions necessary for organizations to mitigate and avoid retaliation claims

Determine the best strategy for developing useful information from whistleblowers

Identify the options and risks that a potential whistleblower should consider

Recall the elements of an effective whistleblower program

Recognize the legal protections that might apply during a fraud examination

Identify the various roles that fraud examiners might play in fraud cases involving whistleblowers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Lesson 1: Fraud Examiners’ Roles in Whistleblowing
Chapter 2 Lesson 2: Fraud-Related Whistleblower Protections
Chapter 3 Lesson 3: Whistleblower Programs
Chapter 4 Lesson 4: Handling Whistleblowers in Fraud Examinations
Chapter 5 Lesson 5: Guidance for Potential Whistleblowers

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: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: August 2022
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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