Certification: Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)

P.O. Box 31060 Spokane, WA 99223

The Forensic CPA Society was founded July 15, 2005. The purpose of the Society is to promote excellence in the forensic accounting profession. One of the ways the Society has selected to accomplish this is the FCPA certification. This stands for Forensic Certified Public Accountant and the use of this designation will tell the public and the business community that the holder has met certain testing and experience guidelines and is not only a CPA, but has been certified as a forensic accountant.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Either training or work experience required, but not both?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 1 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.