Board Examination

The ICFP Board examination consists of the following five modules:

  1. Commercial Forensic Investigation “CFI”
  2. Commercial Forensic Law “CFL”
  3. Commercial Forensic Information Technology “CFIT”
  4. Practice and Fraud Risk Management “PFRM”
  5. Commercial Forensic Accounting “CFA”

The ICFP gives recognision for prior learning.  For more details see



Full Accreditation programs

The ICFP fully accredited the following programs:

University of South Africa – Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Auditing

North-West University – Short courses


The ICFP Board accredited the University of South Africa (Unisa) postgraduate programme in forensic auditing in 2019.  The accreditation of the programme means that Unisa has put in place the appropriate resources that, if utilised effectively, should enable it to deliver the programme at the required standards and levels of quality; and the programme meets the ICFP’s requirements in terms of the standards of learning and teaching.

North-West University

The ICFP Board Examinations have been carefully developed in order to comply with the minimum requirements set by the ICFP and incorporate the following five major areas of commercial forensic practice:

  • Certificate in Commercial Forensic Accounting   (CFA)
  • Certificate in Commercial Forensic Law   (CFL)
  • Certificate in Commercial Forensic Investigation   (CFI)
  • Certificate in Commercial Forensic Information Technology   (CFIT)
  • Certificate in Practice and Fraud Risk Management   (PFRM)

Preparation for the ICFP Board Examination

All of the short courses on offer have been developed to assist candidates who wish to prepare for and pass the different modules of the ICFP Qualifying Examination, in order to become full members of the ICFP.

Accreditation of other qualifications

Please note that you may be exempted from one or more of the required modules based on your current qualifications.  Visit to view exempted qualifications.

If your qualification is not listed it does not mean that your qualification may not be accredited or exempted.  Please contact the ICFP regarding the exemption process.

Recognition of prior learning:

The ICFP has selected and contracted independent specialists to review industry related courses offered by tertiary institutions.  This process was first introduced during 2014 and individuals will receive recognition for prior learning for the following accredited courses: – See more at:


  • In a professional environment in Gauteng
  • Other geographical regions:

Where there are five and more students in Durban and Cape Town respectively, whiteboard technology can be used for the contact sessions. (Saturday classes)


6 Months (5 contact sessions – approximately once a month on a Saturday)

ICFP discretionary subsidy

The first 100 applications from ICFP members in good standing may qualify for a subsidy from the Institute. [T&Cs apply]

If you are not a member you are welcome to apply.

Short course and Board examination application forms

Students that want to enrol for the examination must complete the application form.


Ms Rentia Conradie E-mail:

Mr Albert van Zyl: Programme leader E-mail:


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