Building and Maturing Your Internal Investigations Program

Building and Maturing Your Internal Investigations Program
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Building and Maturing Your Internal Investigations Program Expert Insights Self Study


From a tiny startup to a multinational corporation employing thousands, all organizations benefit greatly from a robust internal investigations program. With fraud posing imminent risk to every industry, geographical region, and even every individual, organizations must invest the time and resources necessary to build effective and efficient internal investigations departments from the ground up.

Throughout the duration of this course, you will be called upon to thoughtfully examine each building block of an internal investigations program. Join fraud expert Leah Lane, CFE as she carefully dissects all the moving parts required to make internal investigations successful, including developing a Standard Operating Procedure, tips on triaging cases and how to stay up to date with the latest in fraud trends and training.



You Will Learn How To:

Recognize the key components necessary to build a successful internal investigations program

Identify the benefits and risks associated with conducting investigations internally

Apply the essential elements of developing an investigations program to daily organizational operations

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Take Your Investigations to the Next Level (Video length - 12:20 minutes)
Unit 2 Let SOP Be Your Guide (Video length - 12:28 minutes)
Unit 3 No Small Frauds (Video length - 14:36 minutes)
Unit 4 Keep Training on Track (Video length - 13:40 minutes)
Unit 5 Benefits of Metrics: Value, Action, Results (Video length - 14:34 minutes)
Unit 6 Maturing the Process (Video length - 12:31 minutes)
Postscript Insight into the Expert (Video length - 4:50 minutes)

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Specialized Knowledge
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: January 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study

About the Expert

Leah Lane, CFE - Expert


Lane is a former director of global investigations at Texas Instruments, audit manager at JCPenney, and security manager at Hewlett-Packard. As a passionate investigator, she also spent seven years working as a special agent with the United States Customs Service. Her wealth of experience is abundantly apparent in this course and provides a strong framework for launching an internal investigation program to guide any organization to success at fighting fraud.


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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System Requirements:

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

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