ABFA Cyber Security Accountant Program

The Certified Cyber Security Accountant CCSA® credentialing program is designed for individuals who are interested in forensic accounting and analysis as it pertains to cyber security, along with fraud prevention and detection.

This program is useful for accountants, auditors, attorneys, educators, investigators, and others who desire to learn about cyber security issues that face accountants and auditors.

The American Board of Forensic Accounting® and its members are dedicated to the development and advancement of the fields of forensic accounting and cyber security fraud detection and prevention.

Certified Cyber Security Accountant CCSA® (Level 1) Requirements

These requirements must be met in order to apply for the program:

  • Must have applicable experience, to be evaluated by the Board
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Complete the scoring matrix process to determine if the program meets your career development and educational needs
  • Must be in compliance with all local ordinances, state laws, and federal regulations
  • No felony convictions

Submit the required supporting documentation via the online application link below, including the following:

  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Degrees
  • Substantiation of cyber security experience
  • Other licenses, certifications, certificates, and/or commissions
  • At least two (2) professional references

Once your application has been approved, you will need to:

* The CCSA-1 Certification Exam may be taken after completing the current version of the Forensic Accounting Review course which now includes the Cyber Security for Accounting and Auditing Professionals Review (CAR). Please contact the ABFA if you took an earlier version of the FAR as you will need to take the CAR.

After successful completion of the exam and being in good standing with the Board, you will receive the Certified Cyber Security Accountant CCSA® (Level 1) credential from the American Board of Forensic Accounting™. Your credential will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks of completion of the exam.

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