CFIAP Certified Forensic and Investigative Audit Professional

CFIAP is the IICFIP’s most comprehensive professional forensic auditing credential. A CFIAP can handle any kind of Forensic Audit either related to public or private organizations including mainstream government activities. This a specialized professional certification for auditors. Any practicing or employed auditor can apply to become a CFIAP.

Following modules are covered for the CFIAP accreditation:

  • Computer and digital Forensics
  • Forensic Auditing
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Investigation Law
  • Investigative accounting

All the above subjects or modules must be completed before one can become CFIAP via examination route. Auditors with 3 and above years of experience in auditing, can also apply to become CFIAP after completion of a short course offered at and by any IICFIP Accredited Tuition Centre. No certificates are issued for individual subjects or modules.

CFIPs can apply for direct admission into CFIAP.

Course Duration

  • 6 to 36 months via self-study for those who are wishing to become CFIAP via examination.
  • 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.

Mode of Study

  • Directed self-study/Distance learning for very busy executives.
  • Distance Learning + Face to face tuition at the accredited tuition centres = 1 month residential training at accredited tuition centres.
  • Face to face lectures at the IICFIP Accredited Training Centres.

Skills set of a CFIAP

  • Fraud Audit
  • Forensic Audit/Investigation
  • Corruption Cases Investigation
  • Money Laundering Investigation
  • Expert Witnessing
  • Preventive Controls for Fraud and Corruption
  • Delivering Training on Forensic Auditing

Where CFIAPs work

  • Government regulatory agencies like Anti-Corruption and Revenue collection Agencies
  • Government Audit Offices
  • Auditing/Accounting firms
  • Cooperative Societies
  • Auditing Departments of all organizations whether private or public


Those have considerable amount of relevant prior training and experience can become CFIAP via rigorous assessment by the IICFIP.

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