The Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists was established to provide direction and assistance to members and advance the profession of Counter Fraud Specialist (CFS). It came about when an increasing number of CFS, linked by a common specialist qualification, came to a growing consensus about how they should work and the standards expected of them and from that the Institute was the next natural step.
Our new Forum (Members Only) is now live - discuss Counter Fraud, Anti-Bribery/Corruption, General Investigative and training - we also have a section for members to post vacancies that they may have.
Our Documents Library (Members Only) is now also live.
Our next Masterclass Thursday 19 June 2014. Location to be advised.
To be a Full Member of the Institute you need to be an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist or be able to demonstrate suitable experience or qualifications.
If you have not yet qualified as an ACFS but are currently undergoing Foundation Level training, you can join as a Student Member.
If you have not attained the ACFS qualification but work within the counter fraud community and can demonstrate suitable experience or other qualifications you may still be eligible join - please see the appropriate membership application form.
The ICFS is pleased to announce that at it's Annual General Meeting and Conference held in June 2013, a resolution was passed to permit the Institute to form as Private Limited Company, this allows the Institute greater flexibility. The Executive are grateful to its membership in unanimously agreeing this move forward.
Latest News Items
November: NHS Scotland press release now in Members Downloads and Forum
The ICFS membership has agreed to open up membership of the Institute to those who have not necessarily attained the Accredited Counter Fraud qualification but who work in a counter-fraud or counter-corruption role and can provide evidence of relevant training and experience. Any suitably experienced and qualified person can now apply for 'full' membership of the ICFS. Please ensure you supply full background information as requested on the application form.
In addition, we are offerring our existing members a free extension to their membership as a sign of the Boards appreciation of the support our membership has offerred whilst we have suffered website / email problems. We are extending the access to our restricted forums to past members (whom will be contacted).