Get trained and certified in preventing, detecting, and investigating fraud
In a world fraught with personal and corporate financial insecurity, the need for skilled and knowledgeable fraud-control professionals has never been greater. As profits drop and budgets tighten, many internal managers and even officers feel forced to become "creative" with internal accounts. Employees and management alike now face multiple layoffs - often eliminating employee loyalty while making employees desperate with the prospect of living in a global economy that has all but collapsed. It has been estimated that internal occupational fraud and abuse costs organizations around 7% of gross revenues. Organizations need to stop this hemorrhage of profits, and they need to recover what has already been lost.
Moreover, compliance with local and international laws and industry regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, BASEL II, CICA Instrument 52-109, and J-SOX have raised the bar globally for professional business practices expected of organizations in terms of internal fraud control, which have in turn increased the need for professionals who know how to help organizations build and maintain a strong fraud-control capability.
Certified Information Security provides the training and credentialing you need to become recognized as an authority in preventing, detecting, and investigating internal fraud.
Getting your professional fraud control credential is an easy process:
Certified Fraud Control Professional™
This is the mid-level fraud control certification for fraud control professionals with at least two years of qualified experience. You have already been involved with controlling fraud in your career for at least two years as an accountant, human resource professional, auditor, security professional, or manager, but are now ready to base your career in fraud control. Your experience in the field is an important component of your value to an employer. But experience just isn’t enough. Employers need something quantifiable and verifiable to show them you have the expertise they need. Earning the CFCP™ certification will give you the credential and proof of expertise today's employers require.
Upon completion of this training and certificate program, you will:
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Getting certified is easy, and can be accomplished completely online. The CFCP™ certification is available to qualified candidates who:
Upgrade Path: Certified Fraud Control Professional (CFCM™)
Certified Information Security is authorized to provide all required training and exams for CFCP certification. CFCP certification candidates must successfully complete:
Required Exams - #FC101 and #FC102
CFCP certification requires successful completion of two exams:
Exam FC101 maps to content areas explained in "Fraud Prevention and Detection."
1. Setting Up the Organization’s Fraud Control Function and Capabilities
2. Occupational Fraud Background
4. Cash Larceny
5. Billing Schemes
6. Check Tampering
7. Payroll Schemes
8. Expense Reimbursement Schemes
9. Register Disbursement Schemes
11. Fraudulent Financial Reporting Schemes
1. Know Your Boundaries: Legal Considerations for Investigating and Interviewing
2. Understanding the Science of Communication
3. Preparing for the Interview
4. Conducting the Interview
5. Reporting Findings
Qualified experience for Certified Fraud Control Professional™ certification
CFCP is a mid-level fraud control certification. This certification requires a minimum of two years of related experience.
General characterization for eligible experience:
Prior certification experience credits
Each of the following professional credentials may be used to substitute for 6 months of required experience:
|Professional Credential||What does it stand for?
|ABV||Accredited in Business Valuation||American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)|
|ACCA/FCCA||Chartered Certified Accountant||Association of Chartered Certified Accountants|
|AMLP||Anti-Money Laundering Professional||BAI Center for Certifications|
|ASA||Accredited Senior Appraiser||American Society of Appraisers (ASA)|
|AVA||Accredited Valuation Analyst||National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)|
|CA||Chartered Accountant||The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants|
|CAMS||Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist||The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists|
|CB||Certified Bookkeeper||American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)|
|CBA||Certified Bank Auditor||Bank Administration Institute|
|CBCO||Certified Bank Compliance Officer||Bank Administration Institute|
|CFA||Certified Financial Analyst||American Academy of Financial Management|
|CFAI||Certified Fire and Arson Investigator||International Security and Detective Alliance|
|CFE||Certified Fraud Examiner||Association of Certified Fraud Examiners|
|CFFA||Certified Forensic Financial Analyst||National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)|
|CFP||Certified Financial Planner||Institute of Certified Financial Planners|
|CFSA||Certified Financial Services Auditor||The Institute of Internal Auditors|
|CGA||Certified General Accountant||Certified General Accountants Association of Canada|
|CGAP||Certified Government Auditing Professional||The Institute of Internal Auditors|
|CGFM||Certified Government Financial Manager||Association of Government Accountants|
|CIA||Certified Internal Auditor||Institute of Internal Auditors|
|CIFI||Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator||International Association of Special Investigation Units|
|CII||Certified International Investigator||Council of International Investigators|
|CIPP||Certified Information Privacy Professional||International Association of Privacy Professionals|
|CISA||Certified Information Systems Auditor||Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)|
|CISM||Certified Information Security Manager||Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)|
|CISSP||Certified Information Systems Security Professional||The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.|
|CITP||Certified Information Technology Professional||American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)|
|CLI||Certified Legal Investigator||National Association of Legal Investigators|
|CMA||Certified Management Accountant||Institute of Certified Management Accountants|
|CPA||Certified Public Accountant||American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)|
|CPO||Certified Protection Officer||International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)|
|CPP||Certified Protection Professional||International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)|
|CPP||Certified Protection Professional||American Society for Industrial Security|
|CRP||Certified Risk Professional||BAI Center for Certifications|
|CSP||Certified Systems Professional||Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals|
|CSSP||Computer Systems Security Professional||International Association for Computer Systems Security, Inc.|
|CVA||Certified Valuation Analyst||The National Association of Certified Calculation Analyst|
|RA||Registered Accountant||Royal NIVRA|
Certified Information Security provides the training and credentialing you need to become recognized as an authority in preventing, detecting, and investigating internal fraud. You choose the method of delivery: online through our secure website, in-person at a publicly available course, or privately at your facility. We take care of the rest – from administration, to record keeping, to providing certificates of completion and certification.
Online students have the additional convenience of taking courses whenever they want. Our program allows users to start and stop without losing their place or data. Learning and certifying expertise has never been so easy!
1. Required CIS Membership Application Fee & Membership Dues
2. Required Training
|Required Courses (Both)||Instructor-Led||Online|
Corporate Fraud Prevention and Detection
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2. Corporate Fraud Prevention & DetectionLearn how to professionally prevent and detect internal fraud and corruption. This course subscription provides 30 days of access to prerequisite training for CIS exam certification exam #FC101.
Advanced Interview Techniques for Investigating Fraud and Abuse
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3. Optional Online Practice Exams
1. FC101 Practice Exams - Part 1 of 2Ensure your success with certification exam #FC101. This subscription provides 30 days of access to the first set (of 2 available) of practice exams for certification exam #FC101.
2. FC101 Practice Exams - Part 2 of 2Ensure your success with certification exam #FC101. This subscription provides 30 days of access to the second set (of 2 available) of practice exams for certification exam #FC101.
3. FC102 Practice ExamsEnsure your success with certification exam #FC102. This subscription provides 30 days of access to the complete set of practice exams for certification exam #FC102.
4. Required Online Certification Exams
1. Certification Exam #FC101
Single attempt for the required exam #FC101 for the following CIS professional credentials:
2. Certification Exam #FC102
Single attempt for the required exam #FC102 for the following CIS professional credentials: