Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI) Program

The purpose of the Certification Program is to recognize members of the CFCIA who demonstrate advanced job knowledge and skills in detecting, preventing, investigating and prosecuting fraud and financial crimes. It promotes ethical and legal practices in the investigative and research field and can provide the member credibility as an expert witness in both criminal and civil proceedings. The Certified Fraud Investigator Certification Program standards are set to promote professionalism within the CFCIA, the industry, and organizations that promote the prevention, investigation and prosecution of fraud and financial crimes.

Toys for Tots Christmas Donation Drive

Every December members of the C.F.C.I.A donate new, unwrapped toys to the Toys for Tots Foundation during our Northern Division annual Christmas luncheon. Designated C.F.C.I.A members then pick up these toys and deliver them to Toys for Tots warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. As Christmas nears, Toys for Tots Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute these toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

The Toys for Tots Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity.

Scholarship Program

California Financial Crime Investigators Association (CFCIA) believes in promoting the higher education of its members’ dependents. The Scholarship Program provides CFCIA the opportunity to assist these dependents with financial aid in the advancement of their education.

For more information on this program, speak to your Division Scholarship Chairperson or your division president. To apply for a CFCIA Educational Scholarship print the “Scholarship Application Form” and present it to your Division President or Scholarship Chairperson.

Investigator of the Year Award

Each year during the Installation Banquet at the annual training conference the California Financial Crime Investigators Association (CFCIA) awards one Law Enforcement and One Civilian Investigator with the prestigious honor of being named Investigator of the Year.

These recipients are selected from nominees submitted by each of the CFCIA’s Five Divisions. The award recipients are selected based on their investigative success of cases of a financial nature.

Investigative pursuit, professional skills, dollar value, number of suspects and/or cases, recovery of checks, prosecution and conviction, and restitution are all criteria considered in the awarding of this honor.

For more information on this program contact your Division President to nominate someone for this award or print the “Law Enforcement Investigator of the Year” Form and “Civilian Investigator of the Year” Form and present it to your Division President.