Continuing Professional Education

Posted on June 19, 2015

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 2014 to June 2015:


Attended Certified and Eligible Training:

  • 2014 October 01: ACFE Edmonton Chapter. Alberta Securities Commission (1-hr).
  • 2014 October 27 - 28:  10th Edition Western Canada Labour and Employee Relations Forum, Calgary, Alberta (16-hrs).
  • 2015 February 04: ACFE Edmonton Chapter.  Ms. Shelley Tobin, HIRE Success presented on resume fraud (1-hr).
  • 2015 April 15: ACFE Calgary Chapter. Mr. Mark Lalonde, Xpera “Bandits in Suits: Transnational Organized Crime, Extremists, and Their Impacts in Canada” (1-hr).
  • 2015 April 30 - May 01: ACFE Fraud Risk Course, Edmonton, Alberta (16-hrs including 2 ethics hours).
  • 2015 June 08-09:  ACAMS 3rd Annual Canadian AML and Financial Crime Conference, Toronto, Ontario (16-hrs).
  • 2015 June 15: ACFE Edmonton Chapter.  Alberta Justice & Solicitor General case study mortgage fraud (1-hr).


  • 2015 January 09:ACAMS webinar.  Preview of the 3rd Annual ACAMS and Financial Crimes Conference Issues (1-hr).


  • 2014 June 02-06: United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Advanced Financial Crimes Investigator Course, Lilongwe, Malawi (40-hrs).
  • 2014 June 30-July 04: Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Centre (CAACC), Heads of Investigation and Prosecution Training, Gaborone, Botswana (40-hrs).
  • 2014 September: Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC)Financial Crime, Money Laundering, and Corruption: An Afghan Case Study, Edmonton, Alberta (4-hrs).
  • 2014 October 14: Cooking Lake Saddle Club,  Fraud Awareness, Cooking Lake, Alberta (2-hrs).
  • 2014 November 14: Northern Alberta Risk and Insurance Management Society (NARIMS), Managing Complex Investigations, Edmonton, Alberta (4-hrs).
  • 2014 December 01-05: United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime UNODC, Financial Statement Analysis Course,  Kampala, Uganda (40-hrs).
  • 2015 February 24:  Independent Jewellers,  “Anti-Money Laundering Training for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones: What You Need to Know, Edmonton, Alberta (2-hrs).


  • Afghanistan: A Detective's Story’ ACAMSTODAY, Fourth Law Enforcement Edition June-August 2014, Vol.13  No. 3. Available online with ACAMS subscription at
  •  ACAMS Today Interview Atuweni Phiri: CAMS AML in Malawi’ ACAMSTODAY, September-November 2014, Vol. 13 No. 4. Available online with ACAMS subscription at
  • Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering, and the Canadian Jewellery Industry: How’s Your Compliance Regime?’ Jewellery Business Magazine, December 2014. Available online at
  • Diamonds: A Criminal’s Best Friend’ ACAMSTODAY, December 2014- February 2015, Vol. 14 No. 1 Available online with ACAMS subscription at

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