New Counter Fraud Courses

The Economic Crime Academy relaunched the Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) and Accredited Counter Fraud Technicians (ACFT) Courses in April 2021.


In both the public and private sectors, the post nominal initials ACFS or ACFTech indicate a qualified and competent counter-fraud professional.  For practitioners it grants recognition of their specialist skill set, and for industry it provides assurance that investigators have the required skills and knowledge to investigate appropriately. 


The Economic Crime Academy is committed to delivering the best available versions of these qualifications.  We know how important a reliable benchmark for investigators is; accordingly our training is current and delivered by qualified, experienced and expert practitioners, backed up by stringent quality control procedures and a strong understanding of contemporary best practice.  We use experts from the City of London Police to provide examples of real operations and give their experiences first hand.


The Academy counter fraud programmes incorporate our expertise and experience into a finely crafted training package designed to give practitioners the best possible skills basis to be an asset to their organisation.


The Accredited Counter Fraud Technician Programme


The Accredited Counter Fraud Technician Programme is designed to give a solid grounding in the counter fraud world. Perfect for desktop investigators, claims handlers and individuals who need a strong overview of fraud, this comprehensive five-day course will provide a deep insight into counter fraud activities – chiefly the principles of detection, investigation and deterrence.



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Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist Programme

Over the course of four modules, delegates will look at a wide range of topics from establishing their organisation’s counter fraud capability to undertaking an investigation and delivering successful outcomes. The Economic Crime Academy ACFS course provides a comprehensive insight into the techniques needed to be an effective specialist.



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