Working with Whistleblowers, U.S. Edition

Working with Whistleblowers
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4 Credits


As a fraud examiner, you might work on a case that originated from a whistleblower, be called on to develop or improve a whistleblower program, or even be responsible for “blowing the whistle” at some point in your career. 

Working with Whistleblowers examines the multiple roles you might play in whistleblower cases related to fraud. In this course, you will discover the roles a fraud examiner plays in whistleblowing, best practices for developing or improving whistleblower programs, important fraud-related whistleblower protections, steps for auditing whistleblower programs and much more. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • What makes an effective whistleblower program
  • How to develop useful information from whistleblowers
  • Options and risks whistleblowers should be aware of
  • A fraud examiner’s role in whistleblower cases



You Will Learn How To:

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

Recall the elements of an effective whistleblower program

Recognize the legal protections that might apply during a fraud examination

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

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Fraud Examiners’ Roles in Whistleblowing
Lesson 2 Fraud-Related Whistleblower Protections
Lesson 3 Qui Tam Suits and Rewards Programs
Lesson 4 Whistleblower Programs
Lesson 5 Handling Whistleblowers in Fraud Examinations
Lesson 6 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: 3 Credits
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: August 2022
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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