Continuing Professional Education

Posted on June 15, 2016

When it is time to find a professional firm for your next project you want to know what kind of expertise the consultant offers. As you conduct your due diligence and start vetting prospective vendors it is important to check their credentials, experience, and training. Continuing professional education is an important factor to consider. You want a consultant and investigator that is knowledgeable in the regulatory landscape, is aware of emerging criminal trends, and is an expert in the field.

In order to maintain my Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and my Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) I am required to obtain at least 20-hours of continuing professional education. Here are my CPE hours for the period June 2015 to June 2016:

Attended Training

a.    2015 Oct 07   ACFE Edmonton Ethics Seminar (4-hrs).

b.    2015 Dec 02   ACFE Edmonton Breakfast “Covert Online Investigations” (1-hr).

c.    2016 Feb 03   ACFE Edmonton Breakfast. Mr. Len MORA, Alberta Worker’s Compensation Board presented on WCB investigations (1-hr).

d.    2016 Mar 01-Mar 02.   ACFE/IIA 2016 Fraud Conference, Edmonton, Alberta (16-hrs).

e.    2016 Apr 06   ACFE Edmonton Breakfast. Mr. Dave SCHENING, Edmonton Police Service Vice Unit (retired) presented on human trafficking and money laundering in the sex trade (1-hr).

f.     2016 Apr 27   Government of Alberta, Ministry of Health. Mr. George Danson, Ms. Catherine Schmidt, Ms. Danika Powpak, Health Information Act (HIA) general awareness training (3-hrs).


a.    2015 Jul 09     MNP Webinar. “Complying With New Anti-Money Laundering Regulations” (1-hr).

b.    2015 Jul 13     iPoint and Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC “Conflict Mineral Data Management and Audit Requirements” (1-hr).

c.    2016 Feb 05   Federal Regulatory Law Enforcement 2016 Symposium, National Energy Board, Calgary “Legal Update 1” Ray MacCallum, Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law, Justice Canada and Norm Wong, Counsel, Justice Canada. (1-hr).

d.    2016 Feb 12   ACAMS Webinar “Canada Close Up: Strategies for Meeting New Regulatory Requirements” John JASON Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and Dwayne KING Toronto Police Service. (1-hr).

e.    2016 Feb 16   iPoint and Development International “Tackling Human Trafficking and Slavery in Global Supply Chains: Corporate Compliance with the California TISCA”, Tolga Yaprak, Senior Consultant, iPoint and Chris Bayer, Principal Investigator, Development International. (1-hr).

f.     2016 Mar 16  Navex Global “Benchmarking Your Ethics and Compliance Hotline in 2016: What is Your Data Telling You?” Carrie Penman Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice president, Advisory Services and Edwin O’Mara, Operations Manager, Advisory Services (1-hr).

g.    2016 Apr 21   Ethics Practitioner Association of Canada “Charbonneau Commission Follow-up: Ethics Lessons for Quebec and Elsewhere.” Diane Girard, Regional Training Coordinator EPAC. (1-hr).

Instructor Presentations

a.    2015 Jul 10      Alberta Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman, presentation on healthcare fraud in Alberta (1-hr).

b.    2016 Jan 27    Servus Credit Union “DPMS, The Silent Reporting Entity” (2-hrs).

c.    2016 Mar 16    National Energy Board: Whistleblower Program (6-hrs).

Self-Study Courses:

a.    2015 Dec 23    ACFE self study course “Working With Whistleblowers: Developing Your Program and Managing Claims” (4 hrs CPE).


a.    ACAMSToday, Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 edition, “Risk Assessment in the Great White North” Vol. 15 No. 1.

Board Activities

a.    2015-2016 ACFE Edmonton Board, Training Coordinator.

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