Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the worlds largest anti-fraud group, with over 75,000 members worldwide.

The Certified Fraud Examiner credential is recognised globally as proof of excellence in fraud prevention, detection and investigation.

The WA chapter of the ACFE has been created to extend and enhance fraud awareness amongst like minded professionals.

While we aim to meet regularly in person, at networking and educational meetings, the great distances between towns in WA can sometimes prevent this. All attempts will be made to spread the word via electronic means where possible.

May 2022 Webinar Events

The Perth Board extends a warm invitation to WA members for the forthcoming events in May 2022. Details for these interstate events (to be held virtually) are as follows:

ACFE Melbourne Chapter

Tuesday 10 May 12.30pm (AEST)


Corporations operate today in a dynamic and complex environment, where fraud is perpetrated through an ever-increasing number of methods. Effectively responding to and investigating fraud requires an approach combining proven investigative methods combined with advanced analytical technologies to find the ‘needle in the haystack’ across large, often disparate datasets.

During this presentation, Willem Veenhyuzen and Anya Gielen will highlight how they leveraged analytical technologies and investigative approaches to reach valuable outcomes for their clients.

Registration link here


Australian Insititute of Professional Investigators (AIPI) Events

Wednesday 4 May 6pm (AEST)

Join Qld Chapter members Daryn Prior and Gregory Lamey as they talk everything international investigation with Oliver Laurence.

Mr Laurence is a former SA & Qld Police Officer and Professional Standards Investigator with the Dept. of Immigration. He went on to establish his own successful investigative firm and undertook a number of successful national and international investigations, including a high profile investigation in Singapore where he and his team were instrumental in the acquittal of an Australian man on death row.

From London, he now directs and oversees a range of security and investigation services throughout Asia, managing a large portfolio to support private and corporate clients, including conducting complex cross border investigations to support clients in a crisis environment.

Registration link here

Wednesday 18 May 12.30pm (AEST)

This is an invitation to a National Webinar by Dr Michael King who will present his paper:

Out of obscurity: The contemporary private investigator in Australia

The business of private investigation has grown significantly in the past two decades. No longer can private investigating be considered an obscure form of private policing. Yet, despite the recent growth of interest in private policing, little research has been conducted on the services provided by private investigators.

This presentation presents the results of an analysis in-depth interviews with Australian private investigators in QLD, NSW and Vic. It discusses their contemporary role in the context of providing justice, public policing and future regulatory challenges and extends the limited research on the services private investigators provide, including corporate fraud and financial investigations, risk advisory, and cyber and misconduct investigations. It identifies their backgrounds and education, and describes their clients.

The study found that, contrary to expectations, to meet these new services, private investigators are now highly qualified academically and professionally. It was found that regulatory gaps have been created in the licensing of contemporary private investigators, and the use of private investigators allows clients to sidestep the justice system.

Registration link here

ACFE Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations

The ACFE recently released its latest Report to the Nations. Between 2012 and 2022, fraud cases were caught faster, causing smaller losses according to data in Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations. The report, which looked at fraud trends over the past 10 years, also showed that criminal prosecutions of fraud cases were down, while civil cases were up. Click on the image above to download the report.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does ACFE do ?

Provide Support and Training to Professionals in sector of Fraud Investigation and Prevention on Global PLatform

Is ACFE Perth a Private or Public Institution ?

The ACFE is association of Professional members but may be accessed by general public for certain information.

How Large is the Perth Chapter ?

The Perth Chapter has 80+ members currently and there are  numerous chapters around the world.

Does ACFE have an international standing ?

Yes, the association was first started in United States but has branched out to a varied global network including U.K, Europe, China and more.

How can I become a Certified Fraud Examiner ?

Join ACFE via the website as associate, prepare for and complete the CFE exam and be recognised as CFE. The course can be studied as a computer based self-study option, a 4-day course or using Fraud Examiners Manual. Ongoing CPD can be accessed via this website as well.

What happens at ACFE Events ?

ACFE events are organized by Board Members on a variety of topics but all related to the profession in some manner. The Chapter endeavours to hold three events in a year with some networking at least once a year.

Founded in 1988, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. 




  • Provides bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination
  • Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education
  • Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
  • Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions
  • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners