GECB - Certified Fraud Investigator. Get Certified

Fraud is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world today. And with the rise of digital technology, it's become even easier for criminals to deceive and steal from businesses and individuals alike. Fraudsters are getting smarter and more sophisticated. But there's hope. Become a Certified Fraud Investigator. Our program is designed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to fight fraud and protect yourself and your organization. You'll learn how to spot red flags, investigate suspicious activity, and gather evidence to build a case against perpetrators."

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: , English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 100 | Duration: 120 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based 

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  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
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  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
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  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
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  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


The Certified Fraud Investigator program is designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to investigate and prevent fraud in a variety of industries. With the rise of digital technology and increasing sophistication of fraudsters, it's more important than ever to have experts trained in the latest techniques and best practices for fraud detection and investigation.

Our program covers key topics such as fraud detection, investigation planning, evidence collection, interviewing, and reporting. Participants will learn how to identify red flags and warning signs, gather evidence, and build a strong case against perpetrators. The program has been developed by expert instructors with years of real-world experience in fraud investigation, and will provide hands-on training and support to help candidates develop their skills.

Upon completion of the program and passing our rigorous exam, participants will earn the GECB Certified Fraud Investigator designation. This distinction sets them apart as experts in the field of fraud investigation, and demonstrates their commitment to ethical and professional standards.

Whether you're looking to advance your career in the field of fraud investigation, or seeking to improve your organization's ability to detect and prevent fraud, our Certified Fraud Investigator program is the right choice. Enroll today and join a community of professionals dedicated to fighting fraud and promoting integrity in business.

So don't wait – enroll in our Certified Fraud Investigator program today, and take the first step toward a successful career in fraud investigation

Why getting certified?

Here are a few reasons why getting certified in fraud investigation with the GECB Certified Fraud Investigator program can benefit your career:

  • Expertise: The program provides comprehensive training in fraud detection, investigation, and prevention. By completing the program and earning the GECB Certified Fraud Investigator designation, you will demonstrate a high level of knowledge and expertise in the field.
  • Professional credibility: Our Certified Fraud Investigator designation is widely recognized and respected in the industry. It demonstrates to employers and clients that you have the skills and experience necessary to conduct thorough and effective fraud investigations.
  • Career advancement: Certification can help you stand out in a crowded job market, and may open up new career opportunities. Many employers require or prefer certification when hiring for fraud investigation positions, and may offer promotions or salary increases for employees who earn the designation.
  • Ethical standards: The program emphasizes the importance of ethics and integrity in fraud investigation. By earning the Certified Fraud Investigator designation, you demonstrate your commitment to upholding high ethical standards and promoting integrity in the workplace.
  • Networking: The Certified Fraud Investigator program provides opportunities to network with other certified professionals in the field. You can connect with peers, share knowledge and best practices, and build relationships that may lead to new career opportunities or collaborations.

Overall, the Certified Fraud Investigator program can provide you with the skills, knowledge, and professional credibility needed to advance your career in fraud investigation.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for our Certified Fraud Investigator program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of one (1) year of experience in fraud investigation, forensic accounting, control, auditing, or in a related field.
  • Participants may be required to provide professional references who can attest to their skills and experience
  • Participants may be subject to a background check by their professional references to ensure they have not been convicted of a crime related to fraud or financial misconduct.
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge in fraud investigation, through completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner.

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of financial analysis or equivalent.

Certification Process

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.

Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CFI program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.

Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.

Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CFI certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.

Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CFI exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.

Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CFI exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.

Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CFI exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.

Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by your proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.

Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • Module 1 Introduction to Fraud Management
  • Module 2 Fraud Schemes
  • Module 3 Fraud Risk Management Program
  • Module 4 Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • Module 5 Fraud Investigation Process and Techniques
  • Module 6 Case Management and Reporting
  • Module 7 Fraud Risk Monitoring and Continuous Improvement
  • Module 8 Legal Aspects of Fraud Investigations
  • Module 9 Computer Forensics and Cybercrime Investigations
  • Module 10 Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigations

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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