FAQs

Please contact info@acfi.ca with the specifics of the confirmation you require.

Education may come in many forms. It is not necessary to have a post-secondary degree. Certification eligibility is based on the overall sum of a number factors. Please refer to the checklist which is included in the Long Form of the Application for Affiliation. You will note that there is no minimum requirement for formal education.

Send a email to info@acfi.ca describing the problem you are having and you will receive a response with 24 hours.

The reliability of Certified Forensic Investigator (CFI) certification is based on education, experience and examination. There are no other certifications/designations that provide a 100% overlap with the ACFI body of knowledge. Therefore, no, there are no examination waivers.

Absolutely. A number of our member choose not be be listed in the directory, for operational and security reasons.

In order to post a career opportunity, forward a copy of the position description to info@acfi.ca along with a short paragraph describing the position. An admin fee of $100 will be assessed for non-members.

The Association provides Continuing Professional Development for its members. However, it not a course in the traditional sense.

The Association offers a certification program which assesses the qualifications of applicants (Canadian and International) as a Certified Forensic Investigator (CFI) or a Certified Forensic Technician (CFT) as a means of recognizing true professionals in the field of forensic investigation.

In order to receive the CFI certification, an applicant meet the necessary education and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification exam and a personal and professional background check. This involves following a three stage process. Please refer to the following link: Join the ACFI

In order to receive the CFT certification, the applicant must have completed an approved post secondary program and successfully complete the certification exam and a personal & professional background check. Currently, there are only two such programs. Please refer to the following links: Academic Programs & Courses

I purchased a ACFI Fraud Manual through my school bookstore and received a download key.  How do I get my copy of the Manual?

Go to https://www.acfi.ca/fraud‐manual.  Register by entering a username:

use your lastname-initial ie jones-j

Also enter your first and last name, city and province, post secondary institution and download key.

Once registered, your information will be reviewed and an email will be sent indicating that your download key has been activated.

If you enter and invalid password more than three times, you will be locked out for five minutes.

Your password must be at least 8 characters with at least one capital and one number.

Once logged in, you can choose a new password by:

  • Tapping on your name which takes you to your profile
  • Tapping on the gear  and select My Account
  • Tapping on the star which lets you change the password

If you still encounter difficulties, please send an email to info@acfi.ca and we will reset the password and provide you with a temporary password.

In the login section, tap on your name.  Select the “gear” box and then “My Account”

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