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Here’s what they have said about us

I did the FCPA program in Trinidad at the CIFA headquarters a few years ago. I've always been interested in fraud-related cases and news items so becoming a Forensic Accountant was a great career choice. I must say that the entire experience of being in the program was enlightening for me. The knowledge, skills and abilities required by a Forensic Accountant are wide ranging and the program provided much value in these areas. As a Forensic Accountant, I use the methods and knowledge gained during the program to analyse financial transactions of individuals and businesses and prepare a Forensic Accountants Report with my findings. I am happy that I did the program and I am proud of the role that Forensic Accountants play in the fight against financial crimes.

Carla Berridge – Pike, Forensic CPA

"I really enjoyed doing the FCPA program with CIFA as the lecturers taught the material in the most simple and practical way and used their own experiences as illustrations. I signed up for the programme with the goal of furthering my career but the knowledge that I gained has impacted my profession and my personal life".

Pauline Sydney -Taitt, Forensic CPA

I was immensely impressed with the quality of education I would have received from CIFA’s FCPA Programme. The lecturers were spot on and they valued the time and displayed the same concern they would for any face-to-face lecture. I believed one of the greatest benefits of this program is the friends you make and to top it off being able to use the letters FCPA next to my name. It has been a rewarding journey thus far. I have been receiving screening like never before from prospective employers and believe I am going to land my dream job soon. I am thrilled to be a part of CIFA’s Forensic Alumini, it’s because of this prestigious Jem I am now a Forensic Certified Public Accountant, FCPA…. It’s your turn now, don’t waste this great opportunity. Thank you CIFA for making my dream a reality.

Simone Fergus, FCPA

Attending classes at CIFA was indeed a rewarding experience on many levels. From the interactive sessions to the hands on learning, it felt like at each class we were solving a different fraud case utilizing the skills learned on that day. Gaining the FCPA credential would not only give me the recognition in the Forensic Accounting field, it will also give me INSTANT credibility as my testimony in court as an expert witness will carry more weight.

Kaiande Devonish


The Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting (CIFA) is the only Caribbean-based Institute dedicated to providing training in anti-fraud and forensic accounting throughout the region. Established in 2008, CIFA has provided training to industry professionals in approximately one hundred organisations spanning eleven Caribbean territories.

CIFA in collaboration with the Forensic CPA Society of the USA prepares students for examinations leading towards the FCPA™ (Forensic Certified Public Accountant) designation.

CIFA also offers Certificate Courses, which are open to all individuals who are interested in furthering their skills in Anti-Fraud and Forensic Accounting

Our in-house training programmes also enable organizations to develop the skills and training of their staff to identify and prevent fraud.

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Workshop: 1

Identifying Financial
Transactions & Fraud Schemes

Fraud can be devastating to a business, especially as fraud schemes and financial transactions are becoming more complex and sophisticated with technology advancements. Recognizing the wide variety of threatening internal and external fraud schemes, including asset misappropriation schemes, fraud by vendors and corruption is essential to detecting and deterring fraud.

In this workshop participants will learn how to identify internal and external fraud schemes and understand how to investigate these schemes.

Date: 21, 22 & 28 July 2021
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm VET
Prerequisites: None
Cost: USD $150.00
Early Bird: USD $125.00
Certificate of Participation: 6 CPE Hours

Workshop: 2

Understanding Contract Fraud

Contract fraud exists when one of the parties involved in the contractual agreement presents information to the other party that is misleading, false, or in any way deceitful. Understanding how this type of fraud occurs.

For this workshop participants will get and understanding contract fraud, and would look at the two types of contract fraud:

Fraud in the inducement

  • which occurs when the fraud exists as it pertains to the entire contract.

Fraud in the factum

  • which occurs when the fraud exists only in relation to a particular fact.

Participants will also get an insight into how to identify and investigate contract fraud.

Date: 18, 19 & 26 August 2021
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm VET
Prerequisites: None
Cost: USD $150.00
Early Bird: USD $125.00
Certificate of Participation: 6 CPE Hours

Workshop: 3

Understanding Procurement Fraud

The procurement process encompasses all activities relating to the purchase of goods or services by an organization.  It can range from small, one-time purchases to multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts.  Procurement fraud is any fraud relating to a company purchasing goods, services or commissioning construction projects from third parties.

Given the volume of transactions that are typically carried out through the procurement function, it is one of the accounting cycles most targeted by fraudsters.  Knowing what procurement schemes are most commonly carried out and the ‘red flags’ or potential indicators to look out for will greatly help to mitigate this known risk at your organization. It also increases the likelihood of detecting such schemes, should they be occurring.

Participants will get an understanding of the following

  • What is procurement fraud?
  • Profile of a typical fraudster
  • Most common procurement fraud schemes
  • The ‘red flags’ of procurement fraud
  • Fraud prevention & detection
Date: 22, 23 & 30 September 2021
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm VET
Prerequisites: None
Cost: USD $150.00
Early Bird: USD $125.00
Certificate of Participation: 6 CPE Hours

Workshop: 4

Understanding the Legal Elements of Internal Investigations

Internal Investigations can become complicated if the proper tactics are not used to produce positive results. Oftentimes the person(s) tasked with executing these internal investigations do not have formal investigative skills and or training which can hinger the investigative process and not produce the desired results.

In this workshop participants will learn how to start the investigation by determining the predication, as well get an understanding of the legal elements of Internal Investigations

Date: 20, 21 & 27 October 2021
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm VET
Prerequisites: None
Cost: USD $150.00
Early Bird: USD $125.00
Certificate of Participation: 6 CPE Hours

Workshop: 5

Investigative Interviewing

While most people have participated in interviews aimed at soliciting information of one form or the other, an “Investigative Interview” is quite different and varies even more when it reaches the stage of an active interrogation. We propose to effectively highlight the distinction between each stage and to clearly discern when the transition takes place.

This one-day programmed is designed to provide participants/investigators with theoretical and practical knowledge on how to plan and execute a successful Investigative Interview. Participants will be exposed to some of the basic principles that should be employed when planning and preparing for an interview as well as the fundamentals required when conducting the interview itself.

Date: 17, 18 & 25 November 2021
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm VET
Prerequisites: None
Cost: USD $150.00
Early Bird: USD $125.00
Certificate of Participation: 6 CPE Hours

Workshop: 6

Understanding Human Trafficking

Money laundering is the illegal process of making large amounts of money generated by a criminal activity, appear to have come from a legitimate source. The money from the criminal activity is considered dirty, and the process "launders" it to make it look clean.

Human trafficking is often a predicate crime to money laundering. It is estimated to be one of the most profitable crimes in the world, with the International Labour Organisation estimating that forced labour generates over USD 150 billion per year.

For this Workshop participants will learn; What are the different types of human trafficking? And will explore the following.

  • Human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation (HTSE)
  • Human Trafficking for the purpose of forced labour or slavery (HTFL)
  • Human Trafficking for the purpose of removal of organs (HTRO)
Date: 8, 9 & 16 December 2021
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm VET
Prerequisites: None
Cost: USD $150.00
Early Bird: USD $125.00
Certificate of Participation: 6 CPE Hours