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REAP is our solution for the many ACFS members who are facing increased limitations on travel and reduced training budgets. Such limiting factors can make it difficult to adhere to the ACFS Rules and Regulations which require each fellow and regular member to complete at least twenty four hours of continuing professional education each year, sixteen of which must be fraud related. Our Remote Educational Access Program provides professionals with the option to earn CPE at home, at their own convenience.


At this time these courses are only open to members. REAP courses that are completed by Regular and Fellow Members qualify towards meeting the annual CPE requirement Certified Fraud Specialists must satisfy in order to maintain their certification in active status. Suspended members who are seeking re-activation of their CFS may participate in the REAP program to satisfy their CPE requirements.


To enroll in these courses, please send written notification to ACFS Headquarters and you will receive written acknowledgement from the Training Program Coordinator. Once you have received acknowledgement, purchase the book from your local bookseller or from Amazon online. Upon receipt of the book, send your course tuition of $140.00, along with a copy of your acknowledgement, to the Training Program Coordinator at the ACFS National Office. Within 10 days you will receive a course outline and an 80 question multiple choice exam via U.S. Mail. Study the book and return your completed exam to the ACFS National Office for grading. You will need to earn a minimum passing score of 70 percent on the exam to pass the course. There are no other CPE course requirements.


REAP training courses are periodically added to this page. Check back for new classes and updates.



110 - White Collar Crime in America: Profit Without Honor


16 Hours of ACFS Continuing Education Credit


The text for this course is Profit without Honor:  White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America, by Rosoff, Pontell and Tillman. ISBN 0-13-172232-8. 


This CPE course provides an in-depth treatment of all facets of white collar crime from crimes against consumers, unsafe products, environmental crime, institutional corruption, securities fraud, corporate fraud, fiduciary fraud, public sector fraud and corruption, to medical and computer crime.  This course surveys the forms, causes and consequences of white-collar crime.  You will be introduced to current social science theories of white-collar crime as well as their mechanics.  Learn how white-collar crime schemes work, who perpetrates them, and how they are tied to the environments in which they occur.



120 - Financial Shenanigans


16 Hours of ACFS Continuing Education Credit


The text for this course is Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, Second Edition, by Howard M. Schilit, (2002). McGraw-Hill.  ISBN-10: 0071386262 ISBN-13: 978-0071386265.


This course presents techniques to uncover and avoid accounting frauds and scams.  In includes a discussion of inflated profits, suspicious write-offs, and shifted expenses.   These and other dubious financial maneuvers have taken on a contemporary twist as companies pull out the stops in seeking to satisfy Wall Street. Financial Shenanigans pulls back the curtain on the current climate of accounting fraud. This course presents tools that anyone who is potentially affected by misleading business valuations­­ from investors and lenders to managers and auditors can use to research and read financial reports, and to identify early warning signs of a company's problems.



130 - Expert Witness


16 Hours of ACFS Continuing Education Credit


The text for this course is Expert Witness Handbook: Tips and Techniques for the Litigation Consultant by Dan Poynter, (2005). Santa Barbara, CA: Para Publishing. ISBN 1-56860-109-3.


This course provides an introduction to the work of expert witnesses.  It explains how to get started as an expert witness, how to evaluate cases and decide whether or not to accept an engagement, how to prepare for and present testimony, and how to prepare for a deposition.


140 - The Criminal Elite


16 Hours of ACFS Continuing Education Credit


The text for this course is The Criminal Elite:  Understanding White-collar Crime, 6th edition by James W. Coleman, (2006). New York:  Worth Publishers.  ISBN:  978-0-7167-8734-1.


This course goes beneath the surface of white collar crime and examines common forms and causes and the toll it takes on American Society.  The course reviews a large body or current research, statistics and legal developments on such topics as intellectual property infringements, identify theft, and corporate scandals. 

Coleman, James W., (2006).  The Criminal Elite:  Understanding White-collar Crime, 6th edition.  New York:  Worth Publishers.  ISBN:  978-0-7167-8734-1.


150 - Criminal Financial Investigations


16 Hours of ACFS Continuing Education Credit


The text for this course is Criminal Financial Investigations: The Use of Forensic Accounting Techniques and Indirect Methods of Proof by Gregory A. Pasco, (2009). Boca Raton: CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9116-3.


This course provides direct, practical instruction on how to perform criminal (and civil) financial investigations.  The course covers different approaches used in gathering evidence and how to prepare and present circumstantial evidence to a judge or jury in a simple and convincing manner.


170 - White-Collar Crime: The Essentials


16 Hours of ACFS Continuing Education Credit


The text for this course is White-Collar Crime: The Essentials by Brian K. Payne, (2013). Los Angeles, CA:  Sage Publications, ISBN:  978-1-4522-1993-6.


This course provides a comprehensive introduction to white-collar crime.  Topics covered include an overview of white-collar crime, the definition, extent and consequences of white-collar crime, white-collar crime in a variety of settings including, sales organizations, health care systems, criminal justice, political and religions systems, educational system, economic and technological systems, housing system, corporations, and environmental crime. The course also addresses theories of white-collar crime, the policing of white-collar crime, the judicial system and corrections as they related to white-collar crime.

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