CPA Canada CFF Credential Pathway and Requirements

The CFF credential is granted exclusively to professional accountants (as deemed by a governing body) who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience. As of April 1, 2017, CPA Canada members are required to write an exam to obtain the CFF credential. The exam is available now, and any questions may be submitted to

CFF credential holders apply fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills in a variety of service areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensic analysis; family law; valuations; fraud prevention, detection, and response; financial statement misrepresentation; and economic damages calculations.

Get started on the pathway to the CFF credential below.


1.  Maintain CPA Canada membership in good standing.
2.  Be a CPA in good standing as defined by CPA Canada.
3.  Pass the CFF exam and meet the minimum business experience and education requirements.  The business experience and education requirements must have been completed within 5 years of applying for the CFF credential.
4.  Complete the CFF credential application and pay the respective credential fee of $500.
5.  Sign a Declaration of Intent to comply with the CFF recertification requirements.

Pathway to the CFF Credential