CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) is a comprehensive introduction to counter fraud. It also provides a solid grounding for those who wish to go on and study the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) qualification. 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. The civil and criminal justice systems

  2. The Fraud Act 2006 and other relevant acquisitive crime legislation

  3. The UK Bribery Act 2010

  4. Types of evidence, elementary 'rules of evidence', maintaining probity and exhibits handling

  5. Human rights legislation and the impact on investigations

  6. Compliance with procedural legislation including data protection, whistleblowing and disclosure of investigative material

  7. Witness and suspect interviews and obtaining statements

  8. Fundamentals of managing an investigation