Your Path to Becoming a Successful Fraud Examiner

Your Path to Becoming a Successful Fraud Examiner
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Your Path to Becoming a Successful Fraud Examiner Expert Insights Self Study


The skills and processes required to conduct fraud examinations can be overwhelming for investigators, regardless of their level of education or experience. Especially for those new to the profession, guidance can help smooth the uncertain road to becoming a successful investigator. In this course, you will receive guidance and insights from Janet McHard, CFE, an anti-fraud professional with more than 25 years of experience, on how to become a success fraud examiner.



You Will Learn How To:

Determine how to integrate best practices into conducting fraud investigations.

Integrate real-world experiences into fraud investigations.

Recognize how to effectively use soft skills when conducting fraud investigations.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4.0
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: May 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study

About the Expert

Janet McHard,, CFE - Expert


Founding Partner
McHard Firm

Janet M. McHard is the founding partner of the McHard Firm, which specializes in forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting reconstruction. Together with her partners and staff, McHard conducts forensic and investigative accounting in matters concerning alleged white-collar crimes, embezzlements, employee theft and other disputed accounting issues. She provides expert witness testimony and consulting expert services in cases where fraud is suspected.

Previously, McHard was a senior manager at the regional full-service accounting firm Meyners + Company, located in Albuquerque. She was also a staff accountant and litigation support specialist with an international accounting and consulting firm, as well as a legal secretary and administrative assistant for a law firm. She has provided assistance and expert testimony in the areas of fraud and forensic accounting. She also has experience in database management and class action administration.

McHard is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds a CPA in the state of New Mexico. She is also certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico as well as an MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management. 


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.

ACFE Expert Insights Self-Study Courses


  • High-quality, on-demand video lectures on anti-fraud topics given by experts in the profession
  • Engaging, interactive course elements
  • 24/7 access to courses through your Internet browser
  • Save time and quickly earn CPE credits with instant access, grading and printable certificate
  • The flexibility to start or stop a course and pick-up right where you left off
  • No additional shipping fees

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System Requirements:

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

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


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