Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

ACFS 2018 cover

CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist

Strengthening the public service’s capacity for combatting fraud and corruption at all levels.

All CIPFA members and employees of organisations that subscribe to the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre receive 10% off the price of this course.

About this course

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) qualification focuses on the specialist counter fraud knowledge and skills required for the effective management of fraud.

Featuring case studies drawn from across public bodies, the CIPFA ACFS syllabus has been set by the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board and focuses on economic crime to enable students to experience practical scenarios while learning counter fraud best practice methodologies.

ACFS courses conducted in Scotland refer specifically to Scottish legislation and sources of law.

Delegates achieving both the ACFS and Certificate in Fraud Risk Management can be awarded the CIPFA Diploma in Counter Fraud Management.

Who is it for?

  • Practitioners with counter fraud responsibilities
  • Investigators, investigator managers, supervisors and internal audit staff.

What will you learn?

The programme focuses on:

  • up-to-date sources of law that set out fraud and other acquisitive crime offences, including theft, bribery and money-laundering
  • current procedural legislation and the legal framework within which fraud must be investigated
  • creating an anti-fraud culture 
  • the professional investigation of reports of fraud from beginning to end and to a robust evidential standard.

Duration

The CIPFA ACFS is completed over 28 days, which includes:

  • four days of pre-course, self-directed learning
  • 14 days of classroom learning
  • 10 days to complete the three course assignments.

Assessment

You will be assessed via:

  • module exams
  • written assignments
  • role play exercises observed by your trainer
  • formative assessment (workbooks)
  • group and individual exercises.

You will also be given a set of pre-course technical manuals, which you will need to read in advance of each module starting.

Accreditation

When you have successfully completed the programme you will be accredited by the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board.

Case study: Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

In May 2018, seven counter fraud professionals from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and West Lothian council became the first in the country to receive the Scotland Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) award – a version of the ACFS qualification specifically tailored by CIPFA for Scottish legislative and legal requirements.

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

In-house delivery

The programme can be delivered in-house at your location, saving you valuable time and money.

This is especially cost-effective for organisations interested in training a number of individuals or whole teams. It also allows us to tailor the course content to your organisation's unique needs and context.

For more information about running the programme in-house, contact us at: InHouseTraining@cipfa.org

Price

£2,400 +VAT per delegate (open course only).

A 10% discount is available to all CIPFA members and employees of organisations that subscribe to the Counter Fraud Centre.

This course carries 200 CPD hours

All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.

For full details visit: www.cipfa.org/cpd


Other services you've looked at

CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist

Focuses on the essential skills and knowledge required to manage investigations and to create an organisation-wide anti-fraud culture.

Find out more

Access this training now

Search course calendar


contact us

Please fill in this form and we will contact you shortly to discuss how we can help you:

*
*
*
*
*
*

Related Products

Counter Fraud Centre

The Centre offers training and a range of products and services to help organisations detect, prevent and recover fraud losses.

Find out more

Certificate in Fraud Risk Management

A qualification delivering the in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage an effective risk management framework.

Find out more

CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician

A comprehensive introduction to counter fraud and investigative practice.

Find out more