CCFA Professional Exams Syllabus Revised – Effective 2019

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The International Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, Inc (IICFA), USA is pleased to announce that the Chartered Certified Forensic Accountant (CCFA) professional examination syllabus has been revised.

The revision is in line with changing trends in the global economy and the professional forensic accounting education fraternity.

The following are the papers for the new syllabus;

Professional Level 1
1.1 Principles of Forensic Accounting
1.2 Principles of Fraud Examination
1.3 Financial Crime Investigation
1.4 Forensic Criminology & Legal Studies

Professional Level 2
2.1 Computer & Digital Forensics
2.2 Criminal Investigation
2.3 Corporate Fraud & Internal Audit
2.4 Corruption & Public Sector Fraud
2.5 International Financial Reporting
2.6 Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

Professional Level 3
3.1 Advanced Forensic Accounting
3.2 Compliance, Ethics & Governance
3.3 Corporate Valuation & Financial Analysis
3.4 International Criminal Law
3.5 Fraud Audit & Assurance

16 Comments

  • ADEOTI OLABISI
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    How many time/diet is the exam written in a year,And is their any waiver from the three level for a member of Chartered Accountant Body like ACCA,ICAN(Nig},ICAEW among others

    • Administrator
      Reply

      Thank you very much for your inquiry. The CCFA Exams are written twice each year thus, in April and October respectively.

      Exemptions are offered on a subject by subject basis so if you have taken similar papers in your previous studies you can apply to be exempted from those papers accordingly.

  • Ephraim Binitie
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    I have already gone through ICAN forensic certification exams do I need to sit for the same papers

    • Administrator
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      Dear Ephraim,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You don’t have to sit for all the papers in the CCFA qualifying exams. However, you may qualify to enrol for the CCFA Capstone Certification exams which consists of only 5 papers at a cost of $900.

  • Fazal Ali Shaikh
    Reply

    I m a financial professional, intend to go through certification of chartered Forensic Accountant….Kindly update me about procedure…

  • George Charalambous
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    Dear Administrator of IICFA,

    My name is George and I am interested in CCFA program.
    Please be so kind to clarify the following, in order to gain a more well-rounded knowledge:

    1. Is the whole program available fully online?
    2. Is it also offered for international students?
    3. I am a CFE and a CAMS. Is it possible to have exceptions for the papers required for this program? If yes, kindly mention which subjects do I have to study for, what is the fee per paper and the overall fee for the program.
    4. I would be more than grateful if I could have a summary of the exams’ subjects .

    Best regards,

    George

    • Administrator
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      Dear George,

      Thank you very much for your inquiry and interest in the CCFA credential.

      Per your previous studies you qualify for the CCFA Capstone certification program which comprises 5 papers as follows;

      1. Advanced Forensic Accounting
      2. Compliance,Ethics and Governance
      3. Forensic Criminology
      4. Computer and Digital Forensics
      5. Fraud Audit and Assurance.

      The capstone program is designed for those with Chartered Accountant credential and or MBA holders.

      The entire program is online and the exam is also available online, the exams are written twice each year thus, in April and October respectively.

      The entire cost for the Capstone program is $900 including study materials and exam fee.

      Kindly write back if you require any further assistance.

      Best Regards,

      • George Charalambous
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        Dear Administrator,

        Thank you very much for your reply.

        Please be so kind to advise the next steps, in order to apply / register for the Capstone program. In this respect, please assist me also with the following queries:

        1. Will the study material per each of the 5 topics be provided electronically by IICFA? In other words, will I need to purchase any books?

        2. Is there a possibility to settle the fees in Euro currency?

        3. If the fees have to get paid in USD, is there a flexibility to settle all USD 900,00 in one-off payment? By this way, I will be able to save current exchanged bank fees each time I need to convert EUR to USD.

        Much appreciated for your prompt and detailed support.

        Best regards,

        George,

        • George Charalambous
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          Dear IICFA Administrator,

          In continuation to the previous email sent to you, with reference to the point no. 3, it goes without saying that in the unlike scenario of having to repeat an examination, then the respective fees will be paid in US Dollars currency.

          Thank you a lot.

          Best regards,

          George

        • Administrator
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          Dear George,

          Thank you very much for writing back for further information. Below are the answers to your questions.

          1. Will the study material per each of the 5 topics be provided electronically by IICFA? In other words, will I need to purchase any books?

          Answer: All study materials will be provided by the IICFA. Study materials will be available in your student portal for download upon registration. You don’t need to purchase any books.

          2. Is there a possibility to settle the fees in Euro currency?

          Answer: Yes, you can do the conversation and make payment in Euro accordingly.

          3. If the fees have to get paid in USD, is there a flexibility to settle all USD 900,00 in one-off payment? By this way, I will be able to save current exchanged bank fees each time I need to convert EUR to USD.

          Answer: Yes, you can pay the USD900 in one-off payment if that is fine with you.

          Failed paper can be repurchased at a fee of USD65.

          Registration link: http://iicfaglobal.com/registration/

          Registration fee link: http://iicfaglobal.com/product/ccfa-capstone-registration/

          Program Fee link: http://iicfaglobal.com/product/ccfa-capstone-certification/

          I look forward to welcoming you soon into the IICFA CCFA Capstone Certification program.

          Thank you.

          • George Charalambous

            Dear Administrator,
            Thank you once again. Having noticed the CCFA Capstone programe, it mentions that all 5 courses must be fullfilled within one year after purchase. Is this correct?
            In addition, it states that all 5 exams must be completed within a month after sitting the 1st exam? Is this also accurate? Taking into account that there are 2 exams windows (April & October) and fixed dates by IICFA, that means that all 5 exams will have to be taken in 5 consequitive days. Please enlighten.

            Finally, i have read that despite the exans are in online format, these have to be given in testing centres determined by IICFA. if this is accurate, then is there an approved testing centre in Cyprus where i reside?

            Thank you for your kind support and patience, as this issue is a little bit unclear..

            Best regards,

            George

          • Administrator

            Kindly ignore, those were the requirements when the program was first introduced, but all that have been cancelled.

            The exams are still written twice each year in April and October and its also online. You can take the exam at the comfort of your home or office once you have access to the internet, but must follow the exam schedule for each examination window. See below the CCFA Capstone Exam Schedule for April 2019.

            http://iicfaglobal.com/ccfa-capstone-exam-timetable-april-2019/

            Thank you

          • George Charalambous

            Dear Administrator,
            Thank you very much.
            Just 2 final queries please:
            1. Is there a maximum period that i am allowed to complete the CCPA Capstone programe from the date of initial registration?
            2. In the exams timetable of the 5 exams, is indicated that these begin at 09:00 am. It is my understanding that this Delaware local time. However, there a diferrent time zone in other parts of the wold -). Please advise.
            Best regards,
            George

          • Administrator

            1. Yes, all candidates have one year to complete all the 5 papers after taking the first exam.

            2. The exam starts at 9am, but it will be available for 24 hours so you can take the exam 9am in your local time.

            Best Regards

  • George Charalambous
    Reply

    Dear Administrator of IICFA,

    Following my previous email to you, kindly note that I am also an MBA holder with a specialization in Finance.

    Thank you for your reply.

    Best regards,

    George

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