Forensic Accounting Certificate

This classroom course helps you develop auditing and investigative skills to gather information, "look beyond the numbers," and communicate financial information used in a litigation setting. The course, developed by the University of Georgia, is taught by a CPA with years of practical experience in forensic accounting engagements that detected fraud and asset misappropriation.


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 24 / 2.4 CEUs / 24 CPEs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett Campus

    When: More dates coming soon!

    Cost: $1,599 plus books

The course covers:

  • the scope of forensic accounting and examples of its applications
  • how forensic accounting compares with auditing and traditional accounting
  • the roles, skills and personal characteristics of forensic accountants
  • the resources available to forensic accountants
  • employment opportunities in the forensic accounting field
  • organizations and agencies that support forensic accountants

What is a forensic accountant?

"Forensic" means "suitable for use in a court of law." Forensic accountants are employed by accounting firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and police departments. They are typically engaged as investigators or to testify in civil or criminal legal situations in which financial transactions play an instrumental role. These situations can involve bankruptcy, divorce, fraud, embezzlement, computer discovery, breach of contract, business valuation, asset misappropriation, asset discovery, identity theft, and insurance claims.

Who Should Attend?

  • CPAs interested in transitioning to a forensic accounting career
  • Accountants or auditors interested in exploring a new area of their profession
  • Attorneys, law enforcement professionals, or business executives with some background in finance and accounting, who are interested in understanding the theories and practice of forensic accounting and fraud detection.
  • CPAs or other professionals seeking continuing education credits

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

More dates coming soon!

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$1,599 plus books

Continuing Education Information: 

Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia

24 Hours/2.4 CEUs/24 CPEs 

Jeff DeLancey is a Certified Public Accountant with primary experience in public accounting with an emphasis on forensic accounting engagements to detect fraud and asset misappropriation.  DeLancey has experience working for the U.S. Department of Justice as a Financial Investigator, the State of Georgia as a Forensic Accountant, and Bank of America as a Bank Security and Bank Operations Manager. He holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a B.B.A from Georgia State University.

Paul Andrew graduated from the University of Georgia and received his Juris Doctor from Georgia State Law School. He has almost twenty years of experience working in private practice in Lawrenceville, GA.

Participants must hold a bachelor's degree and have some accounting background.