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We usually offer at least six training opportunities each calendar year. Be sure to mark these important dates on your training schedule and plan to attend!

We announce the most up to date information about our trainig in the Chapter’s bi-monthly newsletter. To sign-up to receive a copy of the newsletter, visit our Chapter’s Award Winning Newsletter web-page.

Training:

Chapter Fraud Training Seminars
PNW Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
Chapter Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting
ACFE 28th Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition
Joint ACFE and Chapter Fraud Classes



Chapter Fraud Training Seminars

Dates/Times:
We meet on the second Wednesday of February and August; and the first Wednesday of December of each year from 2:30–4:45 p.m. This includes a half-hour networking session at approximately 3:30p.m. Unless otherwise stated, all fraud training seminars are held in the Training Room on the 28th Floor of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s offices (see location information below). The known 2015 and 2016 training dates are tentatively set as the following:


Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The topic for this fraud seminar is "Annual Review of Recent Local and National Securities Fraud Cases”. This session will examine selective recent discipline cases from the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agency files with a special emphasis on ethics. In addition, the speaker will present critical information concerning ethics that will be helpful to all who attend this session.

The speaker will be John J. Tollefsen, J.D., LLM, Founder of Tollefsen Law, PLLC, an attorney, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Controls Specialist. He is a semi-retired international business finance lawyer and litigator with multiple post-graduate degrees from both U.S. and European schools. Over the years, John has developed a passion for helping victims of financial fraud through the civil law. He serves as a member of the Board of Officers as the Training Director/Director-at-Large for the Chapter, and is a regular contributor to the Chapter’s Bi-Monthly Newsletter column of articles on the topic of “Fraud Law”.

Note: This meeting will be held in the 28th floor training room.

Location:
We meet in downtown Seattle at 1000 Second Avenue in the 28th floor training room of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission's offices. This training facility is in the old Key Towers Bank Building, but the building does not have a name on it. It is located across the street and one block North of the Jackson Federal Building (corner of Second Avenue and Spring Street).

Parking:
If you’re looking for automobile parking, Special Events parking rates (approximately $9-$16) usually apply for the parking garage at Benaroya Hall, just two blocks North of the training facility on Second Avenue.

CPE:
The training includes 2 hours of CPE. This Chapter Fraud Seminar will fulfill the ACFE Annual Ethics CPE requirement.

Costs:
The cost of each two-hour fraud seminar is $20 for Chapter members and $25 for non-Chapter members. There is no cost for students members who attend these seminars.

Registration Info:
Registration by Credit Card via PayPal using the link below; or pay by cash, check, credit card or money order at the door.

Chapter Fraud Training Seminar
Attendee's Full Name
No need to pre-register. Just show up, sign-in and register at the door.

Other Info:
Attendees should report directly to the training room and sign-in for all fraud seminars. There are no special sign-in procedures for use of the building.

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PNW Chapter Annual Fraud Conference

Dates/Times:
Monday, May 7, 2018. The Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:20 p.m. Sign in for registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Location:
The Conference will be held at La Quinta Inn & Suites (1425 East 27th Street), Tacoma, WA.

Parking:
There is no charge for parking at the hotel.

CPE:
There are 8 hours of Continuing Professional Education available to all who attend this event.

Costs:
Registration fees will be $150 for registration and payment received on or before April 16, 2018, $175 between April 17, 2018 and April 30, 2018, and $200 after April 30, 2018. Chapter members will receive a $50 discount from these rates.

Registration Info:
Registration will open in December 2017.

Session / Speaker Info:
The Chapter has not yet announced the number of sessions, speakers, or topics for the 2018 Conference.

Other Info:
ACFE Chapter President Robert Goehring and Board Member At Large Pete Miller will serve as the co-chairs for the event.

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Chapter Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting

Date/Time:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The luncheon begins promptly at noon, followed by a brief Chapter annual business meeting. The fraud training seminar begins at approximately 1:00 p.m. and lasts for one hour.

Location:
Bahama Breeze Restaurant; 15700 SouthCenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188; (206) 241-4448. (In the SouthCenter Mall parking lot near the I-5 and I-405 interchange). Attendees should report directly to the restaurant's indoor training facility which is to the far right after entering the building.

Parking:
There is free parking near the restaurant.

CPE:
The training includes 1 hour of CPE credit.

Costs:
The luncheon and continuing professional education for the fraud seminar is $10 for Chapter members and $15 for non-members.

Registration Info:
No need to pre-register. Just show up, sign-in and register at the door. Attendees should report directly to the restaurant's indoor training facility which is to the far right after entering the building.

Speaker Info:
The Chapter has not yet announced the speaker for this fraud training seminar.

Topic:
The Chapter has not yet announced the topic for this fraud training seminar.

Other Info:
Door prizes will be awarded but you must be present to win.

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ACFE 29th Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition

Dates/Times:
Sunday to Friday, June 17-22, 2018.

Pre-Conference
Sunday - usually 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Main Conference
Monday and Tuesday - usually 8:30a.m. to 4:50p.m.
Wednesday - usually 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Post-Conference
Thursday and Friday - usually 8:30a.m. to 4:55p.m.

Location:
The Conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV at 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Parking:
Parking information has yet to be announced.

CPE:
The full conference includes up to 40 hours of CPE credit.

Costs:
Costs vary from $925 to $1,900 depending on which events you choose to attend, when you register, and whether you work for the government. See the Registration Info section below for a link to more information.

Registration Info:
Find out about registration options at the ACFE web site by clicking
here.

Other Info:
Chapter team registration and early registration discounted pricing is available to anyone who plans to attend this Conference. Save $100 to $200 by participating in Chapter team registration. The Chapter has not yet announced the process for the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference.

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Joint ACFE and Chapter Fraud Class

Date/Times:
Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 2017
Class times are usually 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. each training day. Sign-in for registration begins at 7:30a.m.

Location:
The training is at Hilton Seattle Airport, 17620 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188 (near the airport).

Parking:
There is a daily parking fee if you drive your car and park in the hotel parking lot. Car pooling is recommended to reduce the cost of parking.

CPE:
The training includes up to 16 hours of CPE credit depending on how much of the course attended.

Costs:
The cost is $695 for ACFE Members and $845 for non-members. There is a $95 discount for early registration (deadline—September 15, 2017).

Registration Info:
Registration to attend this class or classes is managed by the ACFE. Find out about registration options at the ACFE web site by clicking
here.

Speaker Info:
The speaker has yet to be announced.

Topic:
Using Data Analytics to Detect Fraud will introduce you to the basic techniques of uncovering fraud through data analysis. Taking a software-independent approach, this two-day course provides numerous data analytics tests that can be used to detect various fraud schemes. You will also discover how to examine and interpret the results of those tests to identify the red flags of fraud.

Other Info:
The mid-October fraud class is jointly sponsored by the ACFE and the Chapter. The ACFE sets the registration fees for these classes, and the actual training dates vary each year. The Chapter Board of Officers assists the ACFE with registration duties for this class.

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