ABFA Forensic Bookkeeper Program

The Certified Forensic Bookkeeper CFB credentialing program is designed for individuals who work for or support forensic accountants, attorneys, businesses, or professional corporations. A Certified Forensic Bookkeeper’s primary purpose is to utilize their bookkeeping skills in forensic matters and to help detect and prevent fraud. An integral part of forensic accounting is bookkeeping review and analysis.

This program will provide you access to the broad base of forensic accounting knowledge and testing developed by the American Board of Forensic Accounting™ for its other programs. This program is useful for bookkeepers and accountants who desire to learn forensic accounting and apply it to current and future projects.

Through our testing, analysis, and evaluation of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of applicants, we will be able to provide certification and re-certification of applicants in the field of forensic document examination.

Requirements for the Certified Forensic Bookkeeper CFB Program

These requirements must be met in order to apply for the Certified Forensic Bookkeeper CFB program:

  • Must have two (2) years applicable experience/education, to be evaluated by the Board
  • 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 experience
  • Other licenses, certifications, certificates, and/or commissions
  • At least two (2) professional references

Once your application has been approved, you will need to join the ABFA as a general member and take the Forensic Accounting Review course. At that time, you may also begin preparing for the exam. Learn more about the ABFA’s Steps for Certification here.

The Certified Forensic Bookkeeper CFB exam covers the same core material as the Certified Forensic Accountant® exam. More detailed information about the Certified Forensic Accountant exam can be found here.

After successful completion of the exam and being in good standing with the Board, you will receive the Certified Forensic Bookkeeper CFB 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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