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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Credit Recommendations

  • CRJ 215 - Criminology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • CSS 436 - System Forensics, Investigation and Response: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Financial Fraud Examination: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Forensic Accounting & Fraud Auditing: 3 credits, upper division level

Effective Dates

March 2012 through March 2022

Issuing Agency

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The Gregor Building; 716 West Avenue; Austin, TX 78701

About the Credential

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is considered a standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. Candidates for the credential must be Associate members in good standing of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and of high moral character. Associate membership is open to individuals interested in the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud and fraud-related activities.

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit. 

Course Descriptions

CRJ 215 - Criminology: 3 credits, lower division level

CSS 436 - System Forensics, Investigation and Response: 3 credits, upper division level

Financial Fraud Examination: 3 credits, upper division level
This course is designed to prepare students to identify, detect, and prevent financial fraud. The course covers the nature of fraud and the different types of fraud, including e-business fraud that is now possible in today’s technological world. The course will also study the nature of fraud perpetrators, why they commit fraud, warning signals that fraud may occur, and effective ways to use technology to proactively search for fraud. Based on ACC 410 at WCCSU

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Auditing: 3 credits, upper division level
Integration of accounting, auditing and fraud investigative skills. Resolution of accounting irregularities. Use of auditing case studies for analyzing documents and internal controls, tracing funds, examining business interruption losses, and preserving and preparing evidence. Based on ACC 406 at Utica College