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Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)

FunCPE fraud courses are acceptable for Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) CPE credit. CFFs in every state can receive credit for our courses.

Certified in Financial Forensics Overview

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) established the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential in 2008 for CPAs who specialize in forensic accounting.

The CFF credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience.

The CFF encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPA practitioners apply in a variety of service areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensic analysis; family law; valuations; fraud prevention, detection, and response; financial statement misrepresentation; and economic damages calculations.

For details, view the CFF background, qualification requirements and application.

The continuing education subject areas include all areas of forensic accounting such as:

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Computer forensics
  • Economic damage calculations related to insurance claims or anticipated lawsuits
  • Fiancial calculations related to family law proceedings
  • Fraud prevention, detection and response
  • Litigation support
  • Stakeholder disputes
  • Valuations

Certified in Financial Forensics Credential Overiew


CPE hours required for recertification and renewal

60 hours of forensic related CPE every 3 years

  • Authoring or publishing articles is limited to 24 hours
  • Classes taught or lectures given are limited to 36 hours

Due date of renewal and CPE deadline

The first renewal is due by the December 31st after 3 years from your initial certification date.  From that point forward, renewal is due every 3 years by December 31st.  The 60 hours CPE requirement should be completed by your renewal date.  As part of the renewal process, you self-certify that you have completed the CPE required.  The AICPA reserves the right to randomly audit CPE compliance.

Course subjects accepted for CPE credit

Any CPE course that relates to forensic accounting is acceptable.

CPE Providers accepted

You are not required to take your CPE courses through the AICPA. Many students take their CPE courses from a CPE Provider also approved for their state for CPA CPE.  Courses can usually be counted for both state CPA CPE requirements and CFF requirements.

FunCPE has the following fraud courses:

Financial Number Game Cost | Hours: $56 |  16 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Financial Numbers Game ($1-$20)
Valid for: Most CPAs | others
 Not Valid for:  EA | AFSP


Fraud Investigation CPE course for CPA, CFE, CFS and other financial professionals Cost | Hours: $40  |  10 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Forensic Accounting  ($41-$47)
Valid for:  Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP


106112 Cost | Hours: $52  |  14 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Fraud Prevention-2nd Ed. ($23-$30)
Valid for:  Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP 

Meets California Fraud CPE requirements.  

1062 Cost | Hours: $70  |  20 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Financial Statement Fraud ($41-$55)
Valid for: Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP


We welcome Certified in Financial Forensics CPAs to our site and would like to serve your needs better. Please contact us with any suggestions for new course topics for forensic or fraud CPE specifically.

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