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The American Board of Accounting™ (ABFA) was established in 1993 and is currently located in Central California. The ABFA was the first broad-based forensic accounting board and credentialing organization established in the United States. The ABFA is an independent accounting body. Click here to view the members of our Advisory Board.

Our Certified Forensic Accountant® certification was recently perceived as one of the most valuable forensic accounting certifications by a group of Independent Experts.

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Our Mission

The ABFA believes that forensic accounting principles and practices yield a preemptive approach towards identifying waste and inefficiencies, proactively addressing fraudulent activity, and providing extensive forensic reporting.

The ABFA was established to promote forensic accounting through education, testing, analysis, and evaluation of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of applicants and to provide certification of applicants in the field of forensic accounting.

Click here for the ABFA Principles of Professional Practice and the Forensic Accountant Code of Ethics.

Our Guiding Principles.

“It is the mindset of a forensic accountant to find
and prevent errors and irregularities.
We want individuals to learn Forensic Accounting.”

Ethical Practices