NDU \IICFIP FAFI Programme Requirements and Instructions
PREAMBLE: Niger Delta University (NDU), Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria in collaboration with Uniworld Professional Training Academy (UPTA), USA and endorsed by the renowned International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP), USA is offering the professional “Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation” programme.
The programme is designed to deliver to the participants 21st century requisite knowledge and analytical skills that will enable them manage contemporary problems and challenges related to fraud or white-collar crimes, corruption, non-compliance with statutory provisions and ethical irregularities in corporate organisations and public institutions. With this collaborative effort, Niger Delta University (NDU) has joined the global community in the promotion of professional efficiency and excellence in forensic investigations aimed at combating white-collar crimes and corporate corruption.
PROGRAMME DURATION: The programme is of nine (9) months duration made up of three (3) Semesters each starting from March to December every year.
LECTURES: Classes will take place on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm in the State-of-the- Arts air-conditioned Lecture Rooms and ICT Laboratories of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of Niger Delta University. The usual classroom teachings and interactive sessions will be supported by webcasts. Our lecturers are mostly scholar practitioners drawn from diverse backgrounds, and specially selected from the University, private sector and UPTA, USA.
CERTIFICATION: The programme is tri-fold, which encompass academic, professional validation and occupational enhancement certification. Participants in the programme are expected to complete 30 Credit units of courses to graduate. On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the following academic and professional qualifications by the respective collaborating institutions and professional bodies:
I. Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Certificate issued by Niger Delta University, Nigeria.
II. Certificate of Professional Proficiency issued by UPTA, USA.
III. Certified Forensic Investigation Professional Certificate issued by IICFIP, USA.
TARGET AUDIENCE: The following persons are eligible to apply for the FAFI programme. People with diverse backgrounds working in corporate bodies and public institutions with any academic or professional certificate(s) obtained from recognised higher education institutions and professional bodies.
COMPLETION OF FAFI APPLICATION: Successful completion of application Form with evidence of payment of Application fee of ₦10,000 made payable to designated account.
DOCUMENTATION AND POLICIES REQUIREMENT: Students are required to comply with the University and Course Facilitators’ policies, rules and regulations for each course in the programme. Students are required to present the originals of all documents supporting their application and admission to the “NDU FAFI CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Niger Delta University” for sighting and also submit two (2) photocopies each of their Academic/Professional certificates, Birth certificates or Statutory Declaration of Age, two (2) passport photographs and ₦10,000 application fee Teller or Receipt obtained from ECOBANK.
Any unauthentic or falsified credentials and documents will automatically annul the offer of admission to the programme and fees paid will not be refunded.
Be advised that IICFIP Certification is subject to background check of participants and additional forms shall be completed during the first week of the First Semester.
TUITION FEE: …
IICFIP MEMBERSHIP FEE: Students in this programme have the privilege of IICFIP Membership for a fee of $75 or Naira equivalent before the end of the First Semester, and shall receive IICFIP Membership Card, and the fee shall be made payable to United Compliance & Risk Management Consult Limited.
CERTIFIED FORENSIC INVESTIGATION PROFESSIONAL “CFIP” CERTIFICATION AND DESIGNATION: Participants of this programme with valid IICFIP Membership ID shall be granted the opportunity of becoming a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional and will use the designation ” CFIP” after their names on completion of the required 30 credits units of the FAFI programme, and will be exempted from the IICFIP Certification test or examination. However, a mandatory discounted IICFIP Certification fee of $175.00 or its Naira equivalent will be paid by all students to receive the Award for CFIP Designation.
TUITION FEE PAYMENT: All FAFI Tuition Fees including IICFIP Membership and IICFIP Certification Fees should be paid to the designated accounts of United Compliance & Risk Management Consult Limited at ECOBANK with Account Number 0143-002-898.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Furthermore, students that successfully complete their Capstone Project, which is designed for publication shall be awarded a Certificate of Professional Proficiency, ” CPP” by Uniworld Professional Training Academy, ” UPTA” USA as an added value for Continuing Education for Professional Development besides NDU Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation.
PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS OF THE PROGRAMME: The underlisted are eligible to apply for the FAFI programme:
|Top Business Managers
Corporate Governance Officers
White Collar Crime Investigators
Government Regulatory Agents
Military and Para-Military Personnel
Students in Higher Education Institutions
Boards of Directors of Public and Private Sector Organisations
Members of Governing Councils of Universities/Polytechnics/Colleges of Education