|Ideal for||Security and accounting professionals (e.g. internal auditors, accountants, attorneys, and information security officers) seeking to understand common fraud schemes, learn to detect fraudulent financial reporting, and design internal systems that minimize or mitigate the potential for fraud.|
|Program Format||Courses typically meet on Friday evenings and Saturdays at our downtown Washington, D.C. campus. Occasionally, courses may meet on weekdays during the day or evening.|
|Program Length||Eight courses over one semester. Students are not required to enroll continuously and have up to two years to complete the program.|
|Program Cost||Tuition is $695.00 per course. Total program tuition for all eight courses is $5,560.00. Most course materials are included.
Students who register for all eight courses in one transaction receive a 10% tuition discount. Learn more about funding or financing your certificate >>
|Start Date||Forensic Accounting courses are open enrollment and offered throughout the year, though some courses may be available in the spring or fall semester only. Courses may be taken in any order, however, students are strongly encourage to take Principles of Forensic Accounting Examinations first. Please see course schedule below for the next start date.|
The Certificate in Forensic Accounting program is designed to help accounting and security professionals develop expertise and competency in the area of forensic accounting examinations. The certificate will concentrate on the core skills required to identify, detect, and prevent fraud. Courses survey fraud schemes and address fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, and corruption. Participants will learn how to develop evidence to support a fraud case through litigation support and expert testimony techniques.
Georgetown University is an education member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Participants who are Certified Government Financial Managers (CGFM) may earn continuing professional education credits to maintain their CGFM credential.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Develop skills to identify and detect fraud
- Understand common fraud schemes and fraudulent financial reporting
- Recognize misappropriation of assets
- Develop evidence to support a fraud case through litigation support and expert testimony techniques
- Design internal systems that minimize or mitigate the potential for fraud
To receive the Certificate in Forensic Accounting from Georgetown University, students must successfully complete eight (8) required courses for a total of 7.20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 72.0 contact hours. All eight courses must be completed within a two-year time period.
|Course Name||Course Type||CEUs|
|1||Principles of Forensic Accounting Examinations||Required||0.90|
|2||Fraud Examination: Detecting Misappropriation||Required||0.90|
|3||Fraudulent Financial Reporting||Required||0.90|
|4||Advanced Forensic Techniques||Required||0.90|
|5||Internal Controls: Proper Design and Detection||Required||0.90|
|6||Fraud in the Governmental Environment||Required||0.90|
|7||Criminal Investigative Techniques||Required||0.90|
|8||Digital Forensic Analysis||Required||0.90|
See below for course schedules and registration information.
Program participants must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.
Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for non-credit professional certificate programs, however, international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.
Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasbatools.com.
The National Registry of CPE Sponsors is a program offered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to recognize CPE program sponsors who provide continuing professional education (CPE) programs in accordance with nationally recognized standards.
How to Enroll
This certificate is an open enrollment program. No application is required and registration is available by clicking the course links below. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.
Required:Advanced Forensic Techniques
Criminal Investigative Techniques
Digital Forensic Analysis
Fraud Examination: Detecting Misappropriation
Fraud in the Governmental Environment
Fraudulent Financial Reporting
Internal Controls: Proper Design and Detection
Principles of Forensic Accounting Examinations
|Course Name||Semester and Section|
|Advanced Forensic Techniques|
|Criminal Investigative Techniques|
|Fraud Examination: Detecting Misappropriation|
|Digital Forensic Analysis|
|Principles of Forensic Accounting Examinations|
|Fraud in the Governmental Environment|
|Fraudulent Financial Reporting|
|Internal Controls: Proper Design and Detection|