• Anti-Fraud Education Partnership

    Higher Education

    A video message from ACFE Founder and Chairman Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, provides your students with an introduction to fraud examination -- and the different concepts and skills that this field of study entails.

    The ACFE Anti-Fraud Education Partnership makes it easy for your college or university to provide expert anti-fraud training to your students. Universities around the world have become key providers of anti-fraud knowledge and training through this unique partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The partnership was established to address the unprecedented need for fraud examination education at the university level. In pursuit of this objective, the ACFE is committed to providing timely, world-class educational tools and resources to universities and colleges around the world.

    The ACFE reserves the right to request ongoing verification of a course.


    Implement a three-credit hour undergraduate or graduate level course on fraud examination or a related subject. Only four-year colleges and universities are eligible. Community colleges should inquire by emailing HigherEd@ACFE.com.

    To Join

    Interested colleges or universities must submit a Resource Request form and a letter of intent on university letterhead. The letter may be authored by the Dean, Department Chair, or instructor teaching the course.

    The letter of intent must include the following information:

    • Your intent to teach a fraud examination or related course, providing the title of the course
    • Instructor who will teach the course (*must be a member of the ACFE)
    • Course number as listed on your university’s website or course catalog
    • Course level (undergraduate, graduate, or other)
    • Credit hours
    • Date in which the course will be implemented
    • Link to your course description hosted on your university’s website or course catalogue (if currently active)
    • Course delivery (campus, online or hybrid)

    After review and approval, the ACFE will provide your institution with the online resources listed below to support your Fraud Examination course:

    Online Video Description   Access Video 
    Beyond the Numbers: Professional Interviewing Techniques Click to View
    Conducting Internal Investigations Click to View
    Consumer Fraud  Click to View
    Cooking the Books: What Every Accountant Should Know about Fraud  Click to View
    Corporate Con: Internal Fraud and the Auditor  Click to View
    Finding the Truth: Effective Techniques for Interview and Communication  Click to View
    How to Detect and Prevent Financial Statement Fraud Click to View
    Inside the Fraudster's Mind  Click to View
    Making Crime Pay: How to Locate Hidden Assets  Click to View
    Other People's Money: The Basics of Asset Misappropriation  Click to View
    The Fraud Trial Click to View


    *The 11 resources are provided to college/university partners, not to individual members.


    Higher Education


    Other benefits of becoming an Anti-Fraud Education Partner:  

    Partners have access to the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership logo on your institution's website

    Recognition for your college or university on the ACFE website as a fraud education provider

    Educator copy of the Fraud Examiner's Manual

    Guest Lecturers – The ACFE assists in locating practitioners to guest lecturer. Current partners can contact HigherEd@ACFE.com.


    Additional Information: 

    Email HigherEd@ACFE.com for an Anti-Fraud Education Partnership brochure to share with your department, or if you have further questions.

    Obtain a copy of the Principles of Fraud Examination textbook, PowerPoint presentations, and test bank questions from Wiley.

    View other Suggested Textbooks.

    Find an Anti-Fraud Education Provider.

    Supporting the Educator

    University professors and instructors are an integral part of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership. Becoming an Educator Associate member offers a great opportunity for instructors to join the ACFE, providing access to expert training and other member benefits.

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    Supporting the Student 

    Utilize ACFE's numerous fraud-related resources in your classroom and expand student fraud knowledge through a variety of training vehicles.

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    Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship 

    Students enrolled in your Fraud Examination course may qualify to apply for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship.

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