CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (CACFT)

A comprehensive introduction to counter fraud and investigative practice

About the programme

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (CACFT) is a comprehensive introduction to counter fraud. 

It provides a solid grounding for those who wish to go on and study the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (CACFS) qualification and is accredited by the University of Portsmouth's Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board

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What will I learn?

The course examines the impact of fraud in the UK and includes an overview of the civil and criminal justice systems. It focuses on fraud awareness, how to gather evidence and how to obtain information without prejudicing any later investigation.

Who is the course aimed at?

This qualification is for counter fraud technicians or analysts and for anyone in a position to spot fraud at an early stage. It is also ideal for those considering a career in counter fraud.

Duration and mode of delivery

The course is run over five days.

Assessment and accreditation

Candidates will be assessed via a combination of exams and written assignments.

On completion, you will be awarded the title of ‘Accredited Counter Fraud Technician’.

The course is accredited by CIPFA and the University of Portsmouth’s Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board. 

The CACFT is worth 20 Level 4 credits at a higher education institution, which would count as advanced learning and attract exemptions from the courses offered by the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies and others.

Book your place

This accredited programme is offered both in-house and at locations across the UK:

If the courses are fully booked or for more information about running it at your location, please contact the training team on T: 020 7543 5801 or by email to E:


£1,350 + VAT per delegate (open course only).

If your organisation subscribes to the Counter Fraud Centre, you receive a 10% discount off the course fees. Not already subscribed? Find out more here

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