Certificate in Forensic Accounting

Certificate Program

On-Campus Format

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Certificate in Forensic Accounting

The Certificate in Forensic Accounting prepares you with expertise in the area of forensic accounting examinations. You’ll master the core skills required to identify, detect, and prevent fraud schemes, including fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, and corruption. You’ll also 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. If you are a Certified Government Financial Manager, you can earn continuing professional education credits to maintain your CGFM credential through this professional certificate program.

Ideal for
Accounting & security professionals

6 months to 2 years



Friday evenings & Saturdays

Semester of Entry
Fall & spring

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.
  • The advanced interviewing techniques were applicable in the criminal and civil fields. I found the courses very focused with no wasted time.”

    Erik Branson Forensic Accounting

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify common fraud schemes and fraudulent financial reporting
  • Detect fraud
  • Recognize misappropriation of assets
  • Gather and deliver evidence for the purpose of litigation
  • Support fraud cases through litigation support and expert testimony
  • Design internal systems that minimize or mitigate the potential for fraud

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Information for Accountants:

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.