Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board

The Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board (CFPAB) was created in 2001 from the merger of the National Counter Fraud Accreditation Board and the NHS National Professional Accreditation Board. In September 2019 Northumbria University took over the Secretariat function for CFPAB from the University of Portsmouth.

The CFPAB members include:

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Local Authorities in Britain
  • NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA)
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Her Majesty's Passport Office (HM Passport Office)
  • City of London Police

The CFPAB seeks to undertake the following role across the United Kingdom:

  • To establish and maintain professional standards in the delivery of a portfolio of professional training courses in the field of counter fraud work, encompassing a 'Foundation Level' syllabus and qualification.
  • To formally recognise the successful completion of a portfolio of professional training courses in the field of counter fraud work encompassing a 'Foundation Level' syllabus and qualification.
  • To oversee the delivery of the training courses taking into account the quality and effectiveness of the courses.
  • To ensure that individual courses, and the portfolio of courses as a whole, are conducted so that Higher Education credits can be awarded, and that in particular a recommended credit rating is communicated to the Higher Education Institutions.
  • To establish and maintain professional standards in the delivery of an 'Advanced Level' counter fraud qualification based on an agreed common syllabus, to be delivered by higher education institutions and resulting in an Award at Certificate of Higher Education level.
  • To formally recognise the successful completion of the 'Advanced Level' counter fraud qualification with the award of Certified Counter Fraud Specialist (CCFS) status and Graduate Counter Fraud Specialist (GCFS) status.
  • To actively promote professional training for counter fraud specialists and to work with organisations with a common interest in the development of professional training and access to relevant programmes of Higher Education.

 

ACFS Professional Register and CPD

Please be advised the CFPAB is currently reviewing its CPD processes and as such all CPD reviews are suspended pending the outcome of this review. Further information regarding the new process will appear soon.

 

For any enquiries regarding the CFPAB please complete the below enquiry form.