ABFA Forensic Intelligence Specialist Credentialing Program

The Forensic Intelligence Specialist FIS credentialing program is designed for individuals who are currently employed by one of the five branches of the US Military (both civilian and non-civilian military personnel). A Forensic Intelligence Specialist’s primary purpose is to investigate forensic matters relating to the use of military funds.

Our forensic accounting program encompasses root-cause analysis topics, assessment and evaluation of control procedures, and corrective measures that individuals may apply to their respective assignment(s) to get them audit-ready. It will provide access to the broad base of forensic accounting knowledge and testing developed by the American Board of Forensic Accounting™ for its other programs.

Forensic Accounting is the fastest growing niche in accounting and auditing. The skill set received will help save the United States government money by increasing audit skills, identifying waste and abuse, reducing fraud, and providing for even better efficiencies of operations. These skills and training can also be transferred to the civilian workforce.

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. Our program also provides accounting and auditing (AA) continuing educational credits.

Requirements for the Forensic Intelligence Specialist FIS Program:

These requirements must be met in order to apply for the Forensic Intelligence Specialist FIS program:

  • Must have two (2) years of military experience, 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 Forensic Intelligence Specialist FIS Certification 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 Forensic Intelligence Specialist FIS 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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