CFIP – Certified Forensic Investigation Professional

CFIP is the world’s most comprehensive professional investigation credential. A CFIP can handle any kind of investigation touching on digital forensics and financial forensics as well as criminal investigations. Fraud Examination is just but an eighth of the CFIP’s skills set.

The following modules are covered for the CFIP accreditation:

  • Criminology & Psychology
  • Principles and Practice of Accounting
  • Computer and digital Forensics
  • Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Studies on Fraud and Corruption
  • Investigation Law
  • Investigative accounting

All the above subjects or modules must be completed before one can become CFIP via examination route. No certificates are issued for individual subjects.

  • 6 to 36 months.
  • It much depends on you and the time you will spend on study per day. You can also get exemptions for individual modules if you qualify.
  1. Undergraduate Degree and above or;
  2. 5 five years’ experience in investigation related field and or;
  3. Master Class Participation Certificate.

You will learn via distance learning until you graduate without attending classes and you are advised to tune into

2. a). LIVE LECTURES on IICFIP Inc – YouTube on topics relevant to forensic investigation skills training. Please subscribe and then tune in every day Sunday to Friday in the mornings and evenings. If you miss live streaming, please replay and watch.

b). INTERACTIVE ONLINE DISCUSSIONS on forensic investigation in every forth night or month where you will meet with experienced practitioners that will not only answer your questions but also share their practical investigation experiences.


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  • Private Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Fraud Audit
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Audit/Investigation
  • Tracing of hidden Assets
  • Money Laundering Investigation
  • Expert Witnessing
  • Preventive Controls
  • Anti- fraud/corruption training.
  • Government regulatory agencies like Anti-Corruption and Revenue collection Agencies
  • Law enforcement
  • Auditing/Accounting firms
  • Security Firms
  • Cooperative Societies
  • Consulting firms
  • Banks
  • Insurance
  • Universities
  • Civil Aviation Authorities of Government and many more.

Those that have considerable amount of relevant prior training and experience can become CFIP via rigorous assessment as in the following calculator.

Prior training and experience calculator