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



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 in 2014 and individuals will receive recognition for prior learning for the following accredited courses: – See more at:


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

All contact sessions are offered online.

2024 Academic year

Closing date for applications: 14 February 2024.

Mr Albert van Zyl

2024 Fees

R11,000 per short course (all-inclusive, i.e. registration and examination fees, study guide
and study material).

[Associate members of the ICFP in good standing may qualify for a subsidy from the ICFP. Ts&Cs
apply. Please get in touch with the ICFP for information]

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 but a waiting period might 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:


Application form


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