• Certified Fraud Control Associate™

    CFCA 250Fast-track your career with the support and strength of an IRMCB-accredited CFCA certification. If you’re a student or career changer considering moving into the field of fraud control management, you are eligible to become certified as a Fraud Control Associate by Certified Information Security. By aligning yourself with an industry leader in fraud control education, you’re jumping ahead of thousands of others vying for solid positions in the early stages of their careers. Fraud Control is an immensely rewarding career with unlimited possibilities. Earning your CFCA™ is an excellent way to get off to a good start! 

    Upon completion of this training and certificate program, you will:

    • be equipped with knowledge and skills required to prevent, detect, and investigate potential occupational fraud and abuse;
    • expand your fraud control competency;
    • increase your credibility through gaining international recognition; and
    • improve your résumé and help to increase your earning potential.

    Getting Certified as a CFCA™

    Getting certified is easy, and can be accomplished completely online. The CFCA™ certification is available to qualified candidates who:

    1. Attend the required IRMCB approved curriculum course, live or online, via an IRMCB Authorized Training and Education Center. Prerequisite training for CFCA certification eligibility includes completion of all of the following:
      • Corporate Fraud Prevention and Detection
      • Advanced Interviews Techniques for Investigating Fraud and Abuse
    2. Pass the CFCA exams. For CFCA certification by IRMCB, candidates must pass IRMCB exams FC101 and FC102. IRMCB exams are administered on-line by an IRMCB-accredited ATEC. Your exam results are provided automatically upon completion of your exam.
    3. Submit your professional endorsements. Official endorsement forms are available for download from IRMCB or from IRMCB Authorized Training and Education Centers that are approved to proctor examinations. 
    4. Gain final approval from the certification committee and become certified by an IRMCB ATEC.
      You will officially become certified once your exam and credentials are approved by the certification committee. Your certification kit will be mailed to the address you provided for your membership account. Those who have attained an IRMCB accredited credential will be invoiced for certification renewal upon annual membership renewal by the IRMCB ATEC proctoring the exams. 

    Getting IRMCB standardized training and taking certification exams

    IRMCB courses are delivered by Authorized Training and Education Centers (ATECs) in standardized live and online formats. Select ATECs are also authorized to proctor exams and issue certificates.

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  • Required Training

    CFCA certification requires successful completion of the following IRMCB authorized courses delivered by IRMCB Authorized Training and Education Centers (ATECs):

    • Fraud Prevention & Detection
    • Advanced Internview Techniques for Investigating Fraud and Abuse
  • Required Exams - #FC101 and #FC102 

    CFCA certification requires successful completion of two exams:


    Required Exam: FC101

    Exam FC101 maps to content areas explained in "Fraud Prevention and Detection."

    • Required for CFCA, CFCP, and CFCM certifications
    • Number of questions: 65
    • Passing Score: 75%
    • Time limit: 70 minutes

    Content Areas

    1. Setting Up the Organization’s Fraud Control Function and Capabilities

    • Current governance issues that drive fraud risk assessment and control
    • Fraud risk assessment challenges
    • Fraud risk assessment
    • Evaluate Fraud Risk Oversight (Business Process)
    • Evaluate Fraud Risk Ownership (Business Process)
    • Evaluate Fraud Risk Assessment (Business Process)
    • Evaluate Fraud Risk Tolerance and Risk Management Policy
    • Evaluate Process Level Controls/Anti-Fraud Re-engineering (Business Process)

    2. Occupational Fraud Background

    • Fraud examination methodology
    • Defining occupational fraud and abuse
    • Research

    3. Skimming

    • Skimming schemes
    • Sales skimming
    • Receivables skimming

    4. Cash Larceny

    • Cash larceny schemes
    • Larceny at the point-of-sale
    • Larceny of receivables
    • Cash larceny of deposits

    5. Billing Schemes

    • Billing Schemes
    • Shell Company Schemes
    • Billing schemes involving non-accomplice vendors
    • Personal purchases with company funds
    • Proactive computer audit tests for detecting billing schemes

    6. Check Tampering

    • Check tampering schemes
    • Forged maker schemes
    • Forged endorsement schemes
    • Altered payee schemes
    • Check concealment schemes
    • Authorized maker schemes
    • Concealing check tampering

    7. Payroll Schemes

    • Ghost employees
    • Falsified hours and salary
    • Commission schemes
    • Proactive computer audit tests for detecting payroll fraud

    8. Expense Reimbursement Schemes

    • Mis-characterized expense reimbursements
    • Fictitious expense reimbursement schemes
    • Multiple reimbursement schemes
    • Proactive computer audit tests for detecting expense reimbursement schemes

    9. Register Disbursement Schemes

    • False refunds
    • False voids
    • Concealing register disbursements

    10. Corruption

    • Corruption schemes
    • Bribery
    • Economic extortion
    • Illegal gratuities
    • Preventing and detecting register disbursement schemes

    11. Fraudulent Financial Reporting Schemes

    • Defining financial statement fraud
    • Costs of financial statement fraud
    • Fraud in financial statements – Who, why, and how?
    • Financial statement fraud methods
    • Fictitious revenues
    • Timing differences
    • Concealed liabilities and expenses
    • Improper disclosures
    • Improper asset valuation
    • Detection of fraudulent financial statement schemes

    Required Exam: FC102

    General Description

    Exam FC102 maps to content areas explained in "Advanced Interview Techniques for Investigating Fraud and Abuse."

    • Required for CFCA, CFCP, and CFCM certifications
    • Number of questions: 65
    • Passing score: 75%
    • Time limit: 70 minutes

    Content Areas

    1. Know Your Boundaries: Legal Considerations for Investigating and Interviewing

    • Legal authority to conduct interviews
    • Use of deception in interviews
    • Employee’s duty to cooperate
    • Consideration of employee rights under law
    • Consideration of Trade Unions
    • Common law considerations

    2. Understanding the Science of Communication

    • Types of conversation
    • Communication inhibitors
    • Communication facilitators
    • Verbal Communication
    • Communication Analysis

    3. Preparing for the Interview

    • Planning the Investigation
    • Establishing the foundation for investigation
    • Developing Evidence
    • Physical considerations for interviewing

    4. Conducting the Interview

    • Step 1 – Opening the interview
    • Step 2 - Developing information from the interview with information-seeking questions
    • Step 3 - Investigating with Assessment questions
    • Step 4 – Closing the Interview, Re-Assessing, and Confirming Facts
    • Step 5 – Obtaining the confession with admission-seeking questions

    5. Reporting Findings

    • Purpose
    • Accuracy
    • Clarity
    • Objectivity
    • Timeliness
    • Common mistakes
    • Organization of information
    • Consideration of target audience
    • Report structure
  • Qualified experience for Certified Fraud Control Associate™ certification

    CFCA is an entry-level fraud control certification. This certification does not require previous qualified experience.

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