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 Online 2023 Schedule
|MAR/APR||2023||March 4, 11, 18, 25,
|9:00 am -12:00 noon||Paper 1:
FRD 510: Principles of Fraud Examination
|MAY/JUNE||2023||May 6,13, 20, 27
|9:00 am -12:00 noon||Paper 2:
Forensic and Investigative Accounting
|SEP/OCT||2023||Sep 9, 16, 23, 30
|9:00 am -12:00 noon||Paper 3:
CRM 504: Criminal Interrogation and Confession
|NOV/DEC||2023||Nov 4,11,18, 25
|9:00 am – 12:00 noon||Paper 4:
FRD 506: Financial and Investigative Accounting
LOCATION OF THE FCPA EVENT
All FCPA Programmes are being conducted virtually.
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.