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Certified in financial forensics (CFF) credential

Earn the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential and take your forensic accounting knowledge to the next level.

The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential is granted exclusively to professional accountants (as deemed by a governing body) who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience. It encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills for practitioners to apply in a variety of service areas. By obtaining the CFF credential, qualified CPA Canada members who are forensic accounting practitioners, internal auditors, controllers, or CFOs will position themselves as trusted accounting service providers.

A CFF offers significant benefits:

  • positions you as a premier forensic accounting professional
  • enhances your reputation as a competent, trustworthy financial forensic expert
  • increases confidence and expertise recognition for clients and employers
  • demonstrates your commitment to continuous improvement and professional development
  • provides membership access to the AICPA forensic and valuation services section
  • increases opportunities for referrals from other practitioners, strategic partners, lawyers and clients
  • includes you in a community of CPA financial forensic professionals with similar interests and practices
  • provides access to:
    • mentor and champion programs
    • CFF directory listing
    • a marketing toolkit

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) offers this leading post-CPA credential in association with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

How to apply fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills in these areas:

  • bankruptcy and insolvency
  • computer forensic analysis
  • family law
  • valuations
  • fraud prevention, detection and response
  • financial statement misinterpretation
  • economic damages calculations

AICPA now recognizes CPA Canada members with their Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc) from the University of Toronto as having satisfied the CFF Credential Education requirement. Graduates of the MFAcc program are granted access to sit for the CFF exam one time, at no cost, upon completion of their degree requirements.

Access free online tools and resources

Request a PDF copy of the AICPA’s 2020 Privacy Management Framework (PMF)

CFF Credential Exam Study Group

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential Committee

CFF Champion Program

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Podcasts worth a listen

Tune in to the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) podcast channel to access free podcasts on technical guidance, resources and events, as well as valuable insights and updates on professional issues from nationally recognized forensic and valuation experts.


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AICPA CPA/CFF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Sherri Bulmer

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