Institute of Forensic Auditors (IFA)

Accredited International Certified Forensic Auditor (AICFA1001)

The following are the minimum admission requirements for this course and in case you are not sure of your eligibility, kindly get in touch with us before you enroll for this course:-

(a) Minimum of a First Degree in Accounting, Finance or Auditing or alternatively a completed professional qualification such as CIMA, ACCA, ICAZ, Chartered Accountants, Public Accountancy, etc from a reputable accountancy professional body that is a member of the International Federation of Accountancy (IFAC).

(b) At least 25 years of age.

(c) At least 2 years of experience within the accountancy or investigative field.

The Accredited International Certified Forensic Auditor (AICFA) professional designation is awarded by the Institute of Forensic Auditors in collaboration with Training Qualifications Certification Board. This certification allows one to appear in a court as an expert witness within the area of forensic auditing and investigation upon complying with the statutory and other regulatory requirements as stipulated by the resident State.

This certification cannot be completed in under 180 days (6 months from the date of enrollment). Each level contains an examination and there are 3 examinations to be passed before attempting the Final Professional Certification Examination. In each case the pass mark is 70%. If one cannot achieve the pass mark, one is automatically booted out of the examination and there are 5 attempts available in order to pass the examination. After the 5 attempts, one is not allowed to proceed with the certification course as he or she would have demonstrated gross incompetence to be called an Accredited International Certified Forensic Auditor (AICFA).

A Registration Certificate is awarded to successful candidates and the certification is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issuance. Renewal of the certification is done from the website / system.
  • admission requirements
  • Course Admission Requirements
  • Credibility & Background Checks
  • academic and personality portfolio
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Identification Profile
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree / Professional Certificate
  • Letter of Good Standing
  • ACPO Guideline
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07]
  • Criminal Defender's Handbook - International Bridges to Justice
  • Guidance Booklet for Expert Witnesses
  • Evidence in Criminal Proceedings : Hearsay and Related Topics
  • Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Introduction To Forensic Auditing
  • Sources of Scientific Evidence
  • Importance of Case Preparation
  • Subpoenas vs. Promises to Appear
  • Affidavits
  • Being a Court-Appointed Expert
  • Discovery
  • General Testifying Tips
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • CFA Examination Level 1
  • CFA Introductory Material
  • Fraud & Forensic Auditing
  • Profile of a Fraudster
  • Evidence
  • Computer Forensics
  • Penetration Testing
  • Website Investigations
  • Email Investigations
  • Introduction to Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Introduction to Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS)
  • Fraud and Corruption Control
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • Forensic Investigation Techniques
  • Investigation and Evidence Handling Procedure
  • CFA Examination Level 2
  • International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants - IFAC
  • IAASB Exposure Draft for Quality Management
  • Agreeing the Terms of Audit Engagement
  • How to become a professional forensic auditor?
  • CFA Examination Level 3
  • Final Professional Certification Examination
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 3 years