The Forensic Certified Public Accountant

The Forensic Certified Public Accountant

PROGRAMME

THE FORENSIC CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

The Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting (CIFA) provides classroom instructions for each paper, and participants are required to sit a test for each paper. Successful participants are awarded certification.

NB: CIFA does not provide classes for paper 5 as this is a case study paper.

WHO CAN ATTEND

FCPA PROGRAMME ELIGIBILITY

Participation in the programme is open to all professionals in fields which benefit from the discipline of forensic accounting. Only qualified accounting professionals, such as ACCA, CGA, CPA, CA, CMA may acquire the Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) designation.

FCPA CERTIFICATE COURSE

Persons other than qualified Accountants may pursue all or some of the certificate courses to enhance their skills set in their various professions.

Participants may receive a certificate for each successfully completed paper once they have successfully passed the online examination. They will however, not be eligible to use the (FCPA) designation. All participants are awarded CPE hours for each paper.

Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting (CIFA) 

FCPA Post Graduate Programme 2019

 

FCPA IN ST MAARTEN

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
November
2019
Nov 1,2,3
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principal of Fraud Examination
December
2019
Dec 6,7,8
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
January
2020
Jan 10,11,12
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 504: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
February
2020
Feb 8,9,10
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting
 
 

FCPA IN BARBADOS

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
September
2019
Sept 28,29,30
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principles of Fraud Examination
October
2019
Oct 25,26,27
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
November
2019
Nov 22,23,24
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 504: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
January
2020
Jan 3,4,5
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting
 
 

FCPA IN JAMAICA

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
MAY/JUNE
2019
May 31
June 1, 2
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principal of Fraud Examination
JULY
2019
July 5,6,7
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
September
2019
Sept 27,28,29
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 504: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
October
2019
Oct 25,26,27
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting
 
 

 

FCPA IN GRENADA

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
JUNE
2019
June 7,8,9
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principal of Fraud Examination
JULY
2019
July 12,13,14
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
October
2019
Oct 18,19,20
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 504: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
November
2019
Nov 22,23,24
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting
 

FCPA IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
SEPT/OCT
2018
Sept 8, 9
Oct 6, 7
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principal of Fraud Examination
NOV/DEC
2018
Nov 3, 4
Dec 1, 2
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
JAN/FEB
2019
Jan 5, 6
Feb 2, 3
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 502: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
MAR/APR
2019
Mar 2, 3
Apr 6, 7
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting

 

FCPA IN GUYANA

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
SEPT/OCT
2018
Sept 15, 16
Oct 20, 21
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principal of Fraud Examination
NOV/DEC
2018
Nov 17, 18
Dec 15, 16
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
JAN/FEB
2019
Jan 19, 20
Feb 16, 17
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 502: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
MAR/APR
2019
Mar 16, 17
Apr 13, 14
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting

 

FCPA IN ST. KITTS & NEVIS

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
SEPT/OCT
2018
Sept 22, 23
Oct 13, 14
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principal of Fraud Examination
NOV/DEC
2018
Nov 10, 11
Dec 8, 9
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
JAN/FEB
2019
Jan 12, 13
Feb 9, 10
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 502: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
MAR/APR
2019
Mar 9, 10
Apr 20, 21
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting

 

FCPA IN ST. LUCIA

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MONTH
YEAR
DATE
TIME
CLASS
SEPT/OCT
2018
Sept 29, 30
Oct 27, 28
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 1 FRD 510: Principal of Fraud Examination
NOV/DEC
2018
Nov 24, 25
Dec 22, 23
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 2 FRD 508: Forensic and Investigative Accounting
JAN/FEB
2019
Jan 26, 27
Feb 23, 24
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 3 CRM 502: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
MAR/APR
2019
Mar 23, 24
Apr 27, 28
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm
Paper 4 FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting

 

LOCATION OF THE FCPA EVENT

ST MAARTEN                   
Holland House Beach Hotel, Frontstreet 45, Philipsburg 00393,St. Maarten.
BARBADOS                   
TBA
JAMAICA                  
The Knutsford Court Hotel16 Chelsea Avenue, Kingston 5,New Kingston
GRENADA                 
Grenada National Stadium, Queen’s Park, St. George’s
Antigua and Barbuda
St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda to be announced
Guyana
Georgetown Guyana to be announced
St Kitts & Nevis
Basseterre St. Kitts and Nevis to be announced
St. Lucia
Castries St. Lucia to be announced

 

DRESS CODE

Business Casual

FCPA PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) programme is a certification program developed by the FCPA Society of the United States of America. It is an internationally accepted credential and more than 37 countries have participated in the programme. On completion, successful participants may use the FCPA designation e.g. John Smith, FCPA which serves to notify the public and the business community that the bearer is CPA certified having met the testing and experience guidelines.

The FCPA certification programme consists of 5 papers:

  • Paper 1 – FRD510 – Principles of Fraud Examination
  • Paper 2 – FRD508 – Forensic and Investigative Accounting
  • Paper 3 – CRM504 – Criminal Interrogation and Confessions
  • Paper 4 – FRD506 – Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting
  • Paper 5 – FRD502 – Corporate Fraud Handbook

THE FORENSIC CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANT PROGRAMME

To guarantee success in these exams, optional online study guides are highly recommended and are available at a cost of US $500.00 for all 5 courses.

The Study Guide is a question database of approximately 300 – 400 questions per Paper.
100 questions are randomly selected from this database for each certification test. Furthermore, it provides feedback for each question explaining which answer is correct and the logic behind the answer. The feedback section also explains why incorrect answers are wrong.