CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist

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.

Course syllabus:

  1. Law that set out fraud and other acquisitive crime offences, including theft, bribery and money-laundering

  2. Creating an anti-fraud culture

  3. The professional investigation of reports of fraud from beginning to end and to a robust evidential standard