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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MASTER ANALYST IN FINANCIAL FORENSICS (MAFF)

MY-CPE LLC is approved by NASBA and it offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses for Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). MY-CPE LLC has effectively met the standards set up by The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) so all myCPE courses are eligible for NACVA Credits. We focus on providing quality continuing education to MAFF experts with content incorporating the most recent updates and industry principles. Our CPE 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 for recertification.

MASTER ANALYST IN FINANCIAL FORENSICS (MAFF) CPE REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW

CPE Requirements
60 hours of CPE every 3 years.
License Renewal Period
December 31st triennially.
CPE Reporting Cycle
January 1 to December 31 triennially.
Ethics Requirement
No ethics requirement.
Carry Over Credits
No credit may be carried over from excess hours earned during a reporting period
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All MAFF are required to complete at least 60 hours of CPE every 3 years. Here is myCPE link for Master Analyst in Financial Forensics webinars that meet all of your annual continuing education requirements. You can also subscribe to myCPE Packages for Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) that meet all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

There is no minimum ethics requirement for a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF).

The Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) license renewal period ends on December 31  triennially.

A CPE reporting cycle for Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) is from January 1 to December 31 triennially. 

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Here is a link to the MAFF website to access CPE requirements and Regulations for a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics.

Below are the subject areas mentioned by NACVA:

Part I: Foundations of Financial Forensics 

  1. Professional Responsibilities

  2. Laws, Courts, and Dispute Resolution

  3. Practice Management

  4. Information Gathering and Preserving

  5. Role of a Financial Forensic Specialist

Part II: Specialty Areas—Commercial and Personal Damages 

  1. Calculating Business Damages

  2. Personal Damages

  3. Presenting Damage Calculations—Report Writing

  4. Economic Theory and Modeling

Part III: Specialty Areas—Business and Intellectual Property Damages

  1. Intellectual Property Damages—Overview

  2. Patent Damages

  3. Trademark Damages—The Lanham Act

  4. Copyright Damages

  5. Trade Secret Damages

Part IV: Specialty Areas—Business Valuation in Litigation 

  1. Business Valuation as of a Measure of Damages

  2. Business Valuation Reports in Litigation

  3. Dissenting/Oppressed Shareholder Litigation

  4. Bankruptcy Litigation and Valuations

  5. Marital Litigation and Valuation

  6. Buy-Out Litigation

Part V: Specialty Areas—Matrimonial 

  1. Asset Distribution

  2. Alimony and Child Support

  3. Taxation

  4. Forensic Analysis

  5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Part VI: Specialty Areas—Business Fraud and Deterrence 

  1. Audits Versus Investigations

  2. Definition of Fraud

  3. Red Flags of Fraud

  4. Fraud Investigation Procedures

  5. Classification of Occupational Fraud Schemes

  6. Fraud Investigation and Corrective Action

  7. Interviewing

  8. Reporting

  9. Fraud Risk Management

Part VII: Specialty Areas—Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring 

  1. Introduction

  2. Turnaround Management

  3. Bankruptcy Law

  4. The debtor in Possession Under Chapter 11

  5. Plan of Reorganization

  6. Typical Roles of Financial Professionals

Part VIII: Specialty Areas—Digital Forensics 

  1. Data Architecture

  2. Types of Data

  3. Ata Integrity Fem 3.722

  4. Forensic Investigation Process—Objectives

  5. What Digital Forensics Can Reveal

  6. Structured Methodology for Investigation

  7. Cost-Benefit Analysis

  8. Cyber Crime—AKA E-crime

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

NACVA has not defined any specifically approved courses, but any course or conference covering approved subjects would qualify.

All of the following myCPE Learning Activities are recommended for MAFF professionals.

  • Self-Study Courses (Videos)
  • Live Webinars
  • Virtual Events
  • Articles
  • Packages
  • E-Books
  • Certificate Courses

In addition to the above activities the following mentioned activities may also contribute towards continuing education:

  • Designees can receive 12 bonus points toward fulfilling their recertification requirements for works of authorship on a subject matter pertinent to valuation, litigation, or financial forensics/fraud. This includes writing books, and articles, and developing courses for instruction or self-study purposes. 
  • Designees may obtain points for teaching/presenting in these relevant areas, as well.

CLICK HERE to view our CPE programs which are suitable for Continuing Education for MAFF.

  • MAFF credential holders only need to attest to having completed 60 hours of “Applicable” CPE credits to comply with tri-annual recertification and pay the applicable recertification fee. 
  • Reporting courses taken and CPE hours earned is optional, though it is recommended to track this information, if not on the Recertification Reporting Form, in personal records.
  • Provide the name of the course, the sponsor, the date attended, and the number of hours of CPE received on the lines provided on the Reporting Form, or attach a separate list or spreadsheet.
  • Completion and submission of the Recertification Reporting Form serve as your attestation to CPE earned, or if not reported, it can be substantiated if you are asked to do so.

The annual recertification fee of MAFF is $300; however, by taking any of the seven recommended programs (CAP, CUV, Report Writing, Litigation Report Writing, Industry Standards Update webinar, the Around the Valuation World webcast subscription, or Mastering the Six Pillars of Business Appraisal Review) your fee could be offset by $150 each and your total could be $0.

No, this fee is only for members who have not been using their credentials, are on “Inactive Status,” have not maintained their membership with NACVA, and wish to re-activate their credentials.