Admission to Membership

The Certified Institute of Forensic Accountants, USA has concessional direct membership for new members as Associate Forensic Member (AFA), Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA), Member of Certified Forensic Accountants (MFA), and Fellow of Certified Forensic Accountants (FCFA).
You must upload your current curriculum vitae.

Associate Forensic Accountant – AFA
$260

• B.Sc , BA or HND in Accounting or Finance with 3 years’ post qualifications

• Associate Member of a similar body will be an added advantage.

• Any other Certificate acceptable by the Council of the institute.

Members in this category use the designatory letter “AFA” after their names.


Fees: $260

(Annual subscription of $80 payable after one year)

Certified Forensic Accountant – CFA
$400

• MA, MBA, M.Sc in Accounting and Finance with 5 years post qualifications

• Membership of a similar body will be an added advantage.

• Any other certificate acceptable by the Council of the institute.

Members in this category use the designatory letter “CFA” after their names


Fees: $400 

(Annual subscription of $100 payable after one year)

Member of Forensic Accountants - MFA
$500

• DBA, PhD in Accounting or Finance with 8 years’ post qualifications.

• Fellow Membership of a similar body will be an added advantage.

• Any other qualifications acceptable to the council of the institute.

Members in this category use the designatory letter “MFA” after their names


Fees: $500

(Annual subscription of $120 payable after one year)

Fellow of Certified Forensic Accountants – FCFA
$800

• DBA, PhD in Accounting or Finance with 8 years’ post qualifications.

• Fellow Membership of a similar body will be an added advantage.

• Any other qualifications acceptable to the council of the institute

Members in this category use the designatory letter “FCFA” after their names


Fees: $800

(Annual subscription of $150 payable after one year)

All membership certificates will be sent in digital format(PDF) via email.

Benefits of Membership

The followings are some of the benefits attached to the membership of the institute. The list are inexhaustible:

*Each member of the institute is entitled to a PDF printable membership certificate for his or her category of membership.

*Each member of the institute is entitled to use the institute professional designations after his or her names

* Additional training and educational seminars offered throughout the year

*Members use of the professional designations and logo on Professional documents such as letterheads and business cards.

* Personal contact with the most up-to-date, talented specialists in the world through conferences, workshops, and seminars.

*Contribute articles to the institute’s journal

*Employment announcements