Enter the world of fraud and economic crime investigation. This hybrid certificate program is comprised of 5 modules that can be completed in under one year. The program is designed in partnership with the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and the Georgia Office of Inspector General (GAOIG). The program is intended for college students as well as post graduate working professionals, who are interested in or presently working in the field of criminal/civil investigations, and/or fraud examination between the government and private sectors.
Applicable occupational career fields of interest include but are not limited to Law Enforcement (Detectives, Federal Agents, and Criminal Investigators), Regulatory Examiners, Corporate Security Investigators, Loss Prevention Professionals, Forensic Accountants, Cyber-Crime Professionals, Auditors, Compliance Professionals, Financial Examiners, and Private Investigators.
The field of economic crime investigations as well as forensic interview and interrogation has and continues to grow exponentially within the government and private sectors.
- Introduction to Fraud Examination and Investigation
- Criminal Procedure and the Legal Justice System in Fraud and Forensic Interview Investigations
- Non-Traditional Organized Crime Threats in Economic Crime and Following the Money Laundering Trail
- Ethics, Corruption, and Economic Crime Psychology
- Forensic Interviewing and Interrogation
This program will help prepare you for and/or enhance your career at becoming a more adept investigator in the field of fraud investigations and interview/interrogation techniques. It will also afford you professional recognition between private sector and governmental organizations that are always in need of qualified fraud fighters, who possess excellent interviewing abilities. The program is designed and taught by a certified fraud examiner and certified forensic interviewer, who has 25+ years of criminal and civil investigative experience between law enforcement and the private industry. Instruction will also be afforded by investigative personnel from the GAOIG.
Current members of the Georgia Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners (http://www.gacfe.org/) receive a 10% discount off the cost of this class, as do current and active Georgia sworn law enforcement officers (local, county, state). Please email email@example.com for more information and verification.
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or equivalency. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required. Experience with Microsoft Excel.
An interest or experience in criminal/civil/fraud investigations is strongly recommended. Experience with classes of college-level difficulty recommended.
Requirements: Access to computer and Internet outside of class are required. You may be asked to bring a laptop to class for certain activities. Textbooks are required for each of the 5 modules. Access to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is required.
This program is open to in-state and out-of-state students. For out-of-state or online only students, live in-person classes will be video streamed.
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. Virtual classes may be recorded.