Educators' mission advances

Higher education meeting update from Washington, D.C.

By Mary-Jo Kranacher, MBA, CFE, CPA
Fraud Edge

More than 1,500 attendees traveled to Washington, D.C. in July for the 16th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition. That group contained many educators intent on advancing the ACFE's aim to bring fraud examination principles to college and university students around the globe. 

ACFE President and CEO Toby Bishop, CFE, CPA, FCA, announced at the conference that the ACFE is partnering with New York University to develop an integrated CFE exam review course, which combines structured classroom instruction and self-study using the computerized CFE exam prep course. This new course will assist more members in accomplishing their goal of becoming a CFE.

With regard to earning the CFE designation, our educator members expressed their delight that, earlier this year, the Board of Regents unanimously passed a resolution that expands the criteria that constitutes "fraud-related" experience for educators who don't qualify based on the previous traditional experience requirement. The newly approved criteria requires:

  • four semesters teaching a fraud-related course (e.g. fraud examination, forensic accounting, auditing, or criminal justice) after Dec. 31, 2002; and
  • investigative research on a case with a CFE; and
  • publication of a case in a scholarly or professional journal to augment the common body of knowledge related to fraud detection and deterrence.

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