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Over the past 20 years I have specialized in fraud prevention & detection training as well as general fraud awareness training as ‘Knowledge is Power’, and to beat the criminal we need to obtain knowledge and then apply what we have learned. Antonio and I have delivered hundreds of public/in-house training courses for private and public sector organisations in countries as far away as Canada, Paris, UAE and Mauritius to mention a few. Delegates do chat to us during the courses and even send us unsolicited emails where they state how much value they obtained from our training courses.
More recently, however, delegates have said that they appreciate the training and do gain knowledge BUT all they end up with after the event is an attendance certificate, which doesn’t really help their careers. This led us to thinking how we could provide not only anti-fraud knowledge, but also provide delegates with the potential to gain a prestigious certificate that will enhance their CVs and allow them to get ahead in the corporate world.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training education and certification, so it was natural that we would focus on this certification to provide added value to people in auditing, accounting and finance who wanted to boost their career growth. The CFE Credential is an Indicator of Knowledge and Integrity and the pay advantage for having the CFE credential is as evident and significant as the CFE compensation survey shows. CFEs continue to earn a significant premium (22%) over those without the CFE credential.
Forensic Accountant, IRS Agents, External Auditors and Management Accountants were among the top ranking job functions that showed the highest median salary advantage for having the CFE credential, with CFEs earning 39–45% more than non-CFEs. Both Antonio and I are Certified Fraud Examiners and have found the certification to be a huge benefit for us, not only in the knowledge we have gained, but also in the credibility it gives us with our clients and potential clients. Which company wants to hire people who have no foundation to advise them on a sensitive subject like fraud and corruption? Ok, so what are the options available to someone who wants to obtain the CFE certification? Well, there are basically three options open to you depending on your current knowledge level.
1. No/low fraud knowledge – ACFE Learnership program
2. Basic fraud knowledge – CFE Review Course
3. High fraud knowledge – CFE Prep Course
Once you have decided what your knowledge level is and therefore which course would best suit you, you can apply for each option as follows:
1. Should you wish to enroll for the ACFE Learnership please contact the ACFE South Africa Chapter
2. If you would like more info or to enroll for the CFE Exam Review Course please contact Jenny on Cell: + 27 (0)83 253 0161 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download our CFE Review Course brochure here.
3. If you would like to purchase the ACFE Exam Prep Course please click here.
We offer option 2, the CFE Review Course that we run over two 5-day block sessions that gets you ready to write the CFE Exam. We have been presenting the Fraud module of the IIA Learnership for about 10 years and our failure rate is extremely low so we know how to train and how to ensure learners are prepared for their exam. If you have the will to study and focus for 10 days we can help build your confidence to write the CFE Exam
By: Mario Fazekas
Our primary mission is to help organizations improve their fraud resistance levels and thus become more profitable. Secondary to that is to make a positive contribution in business ethics at our clients and society in general. Read More