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Disciplinary Procedures

The ACFE has a detailed procedure for handling formal complaints received against a Certified Fraud Examiner, Associate Member, or member in any other membership category. The Board of Regents has full authority and discretion to take disciplinary action in regards to complaints investigated and evaluated by the Board of Review and the General Counsel. 

Direct Reports to ACFE

Persons wishing to file a grievance against a member of ACFE may do so by sending a written statement of their complaint to the attention of Jacob Parks, ACFE Associate General Counsel, who is responsible for investigating disciplinary complaints. There is no specific form the complaint must take; a letter or email is fine. The complainant should include a full explanation of the alleged misconduct along with any documentary evidence he or she may have to support the allegations. Mr. Parks's email address is His mailing address is:

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Attn: Jacob Parks
716 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Report Concerns Through a 24/7 Third Party Reporting Service
While the ACFE accepts reports directly, you may also choose to use our third party reporting service to file a complaint, with the option to do so anonymously. To file a report using this service, you can submit the complaint online at or call the hotline at 1-877-647-3335. You will need to use the following Client Code: ACFEMembership
Effective February 5, 2009

Additional information

If you wish to find out more about the ACFE disciplinary procedures, click here

For more information on fraud prevention contact ACFE Ireland Chapter Manager Brigitte Tyack on 087 402 79 51 or email 

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