Construction Fraud

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2 Credits


Fraud is widespread in the construction industry due to the amount of money required, the number of parties involved and the overall complexity of construction projects. 

In this course, you will learn about the industry’s most prevalent fraud schemes and strategies for their prevention and detection.  

Key Takeaways:  

  • How the diversity of the construction industry leads to increased instances of fraud 
  • Strategies to detect and prevent construction fraud 
  • Common construction industry fraud schemes 
  • Fraud risks during the construction process 



You Will Learn How To:

Identify various phases of the construction process and their associated fraud risks

Recognize fraud schemes common to the construction industry

Discern the advantages and risks related to different types of construction contracts

Determine the maneuvers used by fraudsters to undermine the bidding process

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 The Perpetrators
Lesson 3 The Construction Process
Lesson 4 Construction Contracts
Lesson 5 Change Orders
Lesson 6 Right to Audit
Lesson 7 The Procurement Process
Lesson 8 Bid Rigging Schemes
Lesson 9 Corruption
Lesson 11 Asset Misappropriation
Lesson 11 Other Common Schemes

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: July 2022
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
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