Content Specification Outline | Exam Prep Tools
Exam Content Specification Outline
The CFF credential program is built around content areas that encompass professional responsibilities and practice management, fundamental forensic knowledge and specialized forensic knowledge.
The key to passing the exam is a combination of utilizing the body of knowledge referenced in the CSO coupled with applying this body of knowledge by obtaining relevant work experience in forensic accounting.
Accordingly, although it is not a strict requirement, it is our recommendation that candidates choose to sit for the exam only after they have completed the required 1,000 hours of forensic accounting experience. Review the CFF Content Specification Outline.
Exam Preparation Tools
The key to passing the exam is a combination of using the body of knowledge referred to in the CSO, coupled with applying this body of knowledge by obtaining relevant work experience.
To assist in exam preparation, the AICPA offers the following:
CFF Exam Review Courses:
The only comprehensive review program backed by the resources and collective expertise of forensic accounting professionals associated with the AICPA. Sign up for the course, and you’ll gain: A comprehensive overview of all topics outlined in the CFF Exam’s Content Specification Outline (CSO), which serves as the AICPA’s forensic services body of knowledge. Helpful test preparation materials, including a bonus copy of the Essentials of Forensic Accounting textbook — an indispensable resource delivering matchless knowledge to practitioners, financial managers and students in understanding the complex elements and factors that impact the forensic accounting practice areas. The review course is available in the following formats:
- Self-study - Offered in text or online format, the self-study review course includes practice questions.
- Virtual Group Study - offers information via live webcast.
- Live Group Study - The live group study course is taught by industry leading experts. Participants can ask questions in-person.
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Candidate Study Plan
The AICPA’s FVS Section has developed a prescribed four-month study plan for its ABV and CFF exam candidates. Review the study plan >>
Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate Program
This online CPE self-study program consists of 19 required modules that use interactive scenario-based learning, including audio and video animation, to guide you through the concepts. These courses are not intended to be a review course for the exam, but does cover the CFF body of knowledge. Learn more >>
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