In 1993, a group of fraud fighters in Sacramento, California, formed an educational non-profit corporation to help meet local needs for low-cost training programs. Since the inception of our non-profit corporation, we have been dedicated to providing affordable, quality training opportunities.


Due to members migrating to new jobs and locations and a growing interest in our high-quality, low-cost training programs, our activities expanded to provide training to anti-fraud professionals from multiple states. In 1998, our membership made the decision to restructure from a local, non-profit into a national entity and changed our corporate name to its current name of Association of Certified Fraud Specialists, Inc.


Armed with a record of success and followers, in 1999, after completing the restructuring and name change, together with confirmation from the IRS that the changes did not impact our non-profit status, the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists, Inc. was off with a running start. The core of who we were remained unchanged -– an organization built by anti-fraud professionals, dedicated to serving our membership and the public. Inspired with a renewed commitment, our membership chose “Knowledge, Service, Truth” as the ACFS motto and had it embedded as part of our national emblem.


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ACFS 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. Website: www.nasba.org

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