Training and events

Boost your counter fraud knowledge with our specialist training and events.

CIPFA Governance and Counter Fraud Summit

This year’s summit takes the themes of innovation and future challenges and looks at them from the perspective of improving governance and fraud defences. Join us in London on 4 October as we explore:

  • devolution, integration and maintaining accountability
  • the erosion of public trust in public officials and representatives
  • innovation in service delivery
  • procurement fraud risks.

The summit will also feature shortlisted and winning entries from the Government Counter Fraud Awards, which will be announced on 13 September. 

Whistleblowing e-learning

Staff are the eyes and ears of any organisation, and whistleblowing arrangements are a vital component of good governance and risk management. Our interactive e-learning course will help your staff understand what whistleblowing is and how to raise concerns.

Anti-bribery and corruption e-learning

Strengthen your organisation’s defence against bribery and corruption. Train your staff to recognise what constitutes a bribe, how to respond, which preventative methods to follow and more, with our anti-bribery and corruption e-learning.

CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (CACFS)

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist is an in-depth professional qualification aimed at practitioners who undertake counter fraud and anti-corruption investigations and associated activities. The course is accredited by CIPFA and the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board, and on completion you become eligible for CIPFA membership.

CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (CACFT)

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician is a comprehensive introductory qualification aimed at those in a position to spot fraud at an early stage in their organisation’s operations or who are new to counter fraud or anti-corruption work. The course is accredited by CIPFA and the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board.

CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician in social housing fraud (CACFT)

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (CACFT) in social housing fraud is a comprehensive introductory qualification aimed at those working in housing investigations in local government, housing associations and registered social landlords. It is accredited by CIPFA and the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board. 

CIPFA Certificate in Anti-Bribery and Corruption Studies (CABCS)

The CIPFA Certificate in Anti-Bribery and Corruption Studies is a unique course developed in partnership with the City of London Police's Economic Crime Academy. It is designed for practitioners responsible for managing bribery and corruption risks. On completion, you become eligible for CIPFA membership. 105 CPD points.

CIPFA Certificate in Fraud Risk Management (CFRM)

The CIPFA Certificate in Fraud Risk Management is a professional accredited qualification created by experts in fraud risk management from the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre, designed for specialists responsible for fraud risk assessment and prevention. On completion, you become eligible for CIPFA membership. 105 CPD points

Beyond the Localism Act: Working Towards Ethical Organisational Cultures

Beyond the Localism Act: Working Towards Ethical Organisational Cultures offers a comprehensive introduction to ethics and highlights the importance of organisation-wide training. This one-day event is aimed at professionals working in risk and compliance, audit and finance, local government and counter fraud. 7 CPD hours.

Investigative Interviewing – Tackling the Active Defence

Suspect interviews are integral to a criminal investigation. This one-day training course builds on the skills of experienced counter fraud specialists and other investigators. It will equip them with the knowledge, confidence and control to effectively manage active defence by legal advisers in a suspect interview. 6 CPD hours.

Social media investigation and research workshop

Individuals share so much of their personal and professional lives via social media, making sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram powerful sources of information for counter fraud investigators. Using case studies, legislation and legal judgements, this workshop explores how social media information can be gathered and used lawfully. 6 CPD hours.