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The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) established the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

credential program in 2008 for CPAs who specialize in forensic accounting. The CFF credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience. 


MY-CPE LLC is approved by NASBA and it offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

courses for CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). We are focused on providing quality continuing education to Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) content that incorporates the qualified subject areas. Our NASBA-approved CPD courses are authored/reviewed by industry

specialists and subject matter experts.  All our courses are designed in a way to ensure that courses meet your continuing education requirements.



CPD Requirements
20 hours of Continuing Professional  Development (CPD) every year
License Renewal Period
Credential renewal occurs in July of each year.
CPD Reporting Cycle
From January 1st to December 31st Every year
Ethics Requirement
No Ethics requirement
Carry Over Credits
CPA/CFF Credential Holders cannot carry forward excess credits to the next reporting cycle.

CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) are required to complete 20 hours of CPD annually within the credential body of knowledge. Many of our programs in Live and Self-Study are approved for continuing education for CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).

Here is myCPE Package for Certified in Financial Forensics that meets all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

There is no Ethics requirement for CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).

CLICK HERE to view the Ethics webinar on Financial Forensics.

The CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) license renewal period occurs in July each year.

The CPD reporting cycle is from January 1st to December 31st Every year. Credential holders must meet the recertification requirements in the calendar year prior to renewal. If the credential holder is newly credentialed, CPD does not need to be completed until the year following receipt of the credential. 

Here is a link to the CFF website to access FAQs on CPD requirements and Regulations for CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).

Following are the qualifying subject areas:

  • Professional Responsibilities and Practice
    • Management (5%–10%) — Exam Module 1: Core Forensic Knowledge
    • AICPA
    • CPA Professional Roles and Responsibilities in Civil and Criminal Matters
  • Core Forensic Knowledge (30%–50%) — Exam Module 1: Core Forensic Knowledge
    • Laws, Courts, and Dispute Resolution
    • Engagement Planning and Preparation
    • Information Gathering, Preservation, and Analysis
    • Expert Reports & Testimony
  • Specialized Forensic Knowledge (40%–50%) — Exam Module 2: Specialized Forensic Knowledge
    • Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Reorganization
    • Digital Forensics
    • Damages Calculations
    • Family Law
    • Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Response
    • Financial Statement Misrepresentations
    • Valuations in Litigation

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myCPE Packages for Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)  meets all the CPD requirements of CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)  as per AICPA guidelines.

No, there are no minimum CPD requirements in a particular subject area.

Qualifying activities are:

  • Structured learning activities approved by NASBA or a legally constituted state authority, or other professional body; or unstructured learning activities as outlined by the AICPA
  • Unstructured learning activities may constitute up to 50% (10 hours annually) of a credential holder’s CPD to meet credential renewal requirements

Credential holders must pay an annual $380 fee and meet CPA/CFF recertification requirements annually.

You can visit this link for more information.

CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)  can complete 100% of the total required CPD credits hours via self-study courses. i.e., Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)  can complete all 20 hours via self-study courses from NASBA-approved CPD sponsors as myCPE is approved by NASBA (Sponsor id 143597). Our CFF Packages are 100% compliant with that requirement.

Yes, the Short video (Nano learning) method is approved for the CPD requirements of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). AICPA accepts NASBA-sponsored CPE.

No, CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)  cannot carry over excess credit earned in a particular renewal cycle.

If recertification requirements are not met within the specified time period your CPA/CFF certification will be revoked and all initial requirements, excluding the examination, must again be met to regain the credential. Alternatively, credential holders may request to be placed on inactive status. Such a request must be submitted in writing. All requests will be reviewed by the Accreditations Department on a case by case basis and a final determination made.

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If the credential holder is newly credentialed, CPD does not need to be completed until the year following receipt of the credential.

myCPE provides courses that are approved for continuing education credits by NASBA. Based on the guidelines issued by these boards regarding Continuing Education Requirements, we recommend the programs/ webinars to be suitable for NASBA specified in each webinar. However, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that they are eligible for the Continuing Education Credits based on their occupation/ job profile, knowledge requirements as well as guidelines laid down by their regulatory board before registering for the webinars.

CLICK HERE to view the AICPA website for CPD requirements for CPA/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).


Approved By
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 143597
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) GEHNZ
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) 6273
Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) 8061
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) RP5359
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) 714694
FP Canada CE17222
American Payroll Association (APA) 372961
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) 010556
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 158002756
New York State Board of Public Accountancy (NYSPA) 002976
Courses Eligible for CPE of Certified Fraud Examiner Approved
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) Approved
Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) Approved
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Approved
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Approved

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