Accounting Department

Post-Baccalaureate Forensic Accounting Program


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The Post-Baccalaureate Forensic Accounting program provides an individualized course of study for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and wish to complete coursework necessary to earn the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) Credential. The CFE is granted to individuals with a four-year degree who demonstrate considerable expertise in Forensic Accounting. Eligibility is based on a combination of education, professional affiliations and experience. Guilford offers a variety of courses to assist with the CFE education component.

Once the program is completed, the student is eligible to take the CFE exam through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. However, the certification can only be earned after two years of work experience. It does not matter when your experience was obtained.

Some examples of areas of CFE certification work include fraud prevention, detection and response, internal audit, CPA firms, bankruptcy, IRS or State Department of Revenue and health-care fraud. This field of work is exciting, creative and a step above a CPA in pay.

Financial aid is available to students in the post-baccalaureate accounting program in the form of federal student loans. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Post-Baccalaureate Forensic Accounting requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for Center for Continuing Education.

How to Apply

  • Submit the Guilford College application for admission.
  • Provide an official college transcript from the college where you received your bachelor's degree. We recommend you also provide transcripts from any other school where you completed accounting courses or a business law course.