Affiliate membership for counter fraud practitioners

CIPFA is the professional body for counter fraud practitioners. We are committed to recognising your specialist skills, representing your interests and building the counter fraud profession.

CIPFA champions the sound financial management of public resources and good governance. Welcoming counter fraud practitioners into the Institute is a natural extension of this work.

In bringing together counter fraud and financial professionals (those who are most often impacted by fraud), we are bridging the gap between the investigative and financial arenas. We believe that this is vital to helping public sector organisations tackle fraud.

Join now and gain access to resources, training opportunities and other benefits that will support your career and professional development.

Membership criteria

To be recognised as a CIPFA Affiliate member, you must be:

  • employed in counter fraud and corruption roles for public, private and not-for-profit sectors,
  • interacting with law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system as part of your current role, and
  • have an appropriate counter fraud qualification*.

* This includes qualifications accredited at the minimum of 40 learning credits by the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board, or the Specialist Fraud Investigators Programme or other counter fraud and corruption courses approved by CIPFA.

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Member benefits

  • Use of the designation ‘CIPFA Affil’, signifying your professional standing to colleagues and employers alike 
  • Regular e-newsletters featuring articles selected and/or written by our advisory panel 
  • Exclusive webinars tackling the key technical and strategic challenges facing counter-fraud practitioners
  • Online library of counter-fraud resources, gathered and selected by our advisory panel
  • Access to a directory of fellow counter-fraud Affiliate members, to facilitate networking and intelligence-sharing opportunities
  • Plus benefits open to all CIPFA members

Find out more and join

Affiliate membership costs £151 per annum plus an initial £30 application fee. 

Advisory panel

Our advisory panel is comprised of experts who are committed to developing the counter fraud profession:

  • Professor Alan Doig, current Visiting Professor, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
  • Professor Michael Levi, PhD, DSc(Econ), FAcSS, FLSW, Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University

Plus representatives from: