An individual MUST be a Chartered Accountant or a licensed Certified Public Accountant or any country’s CPA equivalent to be eligible to take our 5-section certification test and receive the FCPA i(Forensic Certified Public Accountant International) designation.


Candidates who have a licensed CPA and Certified in Financial Forensics may exempt from taking the certification exam and can automatically receive their FCPAi. Simply print and fill out our application form and mail it in along with your first year’s dues.

Partial Exemption: CFE

Candidates who have a licensed CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner may exempt from taking the following sections:

  • Corporate Fraud
  • Principles of Fraud Examination

FCPAA members are required to take 5 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year for renewing their membership status.