Certificate in Fraud Risk Management

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Event summary

This qualification delivers the in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage an effective risk management framework.

Booking will close two weeks before the start date, to make sure delegates have time to complete the pre-course reading and reflective statement.


08 May 2019 09:00
10 May 2019 17:00


TBA Manchester

Standard price

£995.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£895.50 excl VAT

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About this event

The colossal scale of fraud means that preventing fraud before it occurs is more important than ever.

The CIPFA Certificate in Fraud Risk Management (CFRM) delivers the in-depth skills and knowledge needed to create an effective risk management framework. It builds on the skills of experienced counter fraud specialists, audit professionals and risk and compliance managers.

The programme is wide ranging and aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to understand the principles of corporate governance and risk management as they relate to fraud risk, control and prevention.

The CFRM is a professional accredited qualification created by experts in fraud risk management from the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre.

What will I learn?

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • understand the fraud risks which public bodies and other organisations face
  • identify the principles and framework of good corporate governance and understand where the management of fraud risks sits within this
  • analyse, score and mitigate against inherent and residual fraud risks
  • understand the concepts of control and assurance
  • devise and implement a fraud response plan
  • understand the full risk management life-cycle
  • plan and conduct an entity-wide fraud risk assessment. 

Who should attend?

The course is designed for:

  • experienced counter fraud and investigation specialists
  • audit and finance managers
  • risk and compliance professionals.

Course structure

The course takes 15 days to complete:

  • four days of pre-course, self-directed learning
  • three days of classroom learning
  • eight days to complete course research project.


You will be required to complete:

  • pre-course reading
  • one 1,500 word reflective statement
  • three days of classroom learning
  • one multiple-choice and short answer knowledge assessment
  • one 3,000 word course project.

CPD hours

This course carries 105 CPD hours.

CIPFA membership

On successful completion of the programme, you can apply for CIPFA Affiliate membership. If you’re not already a CIPFA member, this is a great way to access a wealth of resources and networking opportunities.

To find out more and apply, click on ‘Other professionals’ at: www.cipfa.org/join

Discount for subscribers

If your organisation subscribes to the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre please email E: cipfabookings@cipfa.org to receive a 10% discount.


  • Counter fraud
  • / Risk management