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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 training 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 29th 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 2018 training dates are tentatively set as the following:


Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The topic for this fraud seminar is Case studies – What have the fraudsters been up to lately? In this presentation, we will examine what nefarious activities the fraudsters have been up to lately. We will review the highlights of several recent Washington State Auditor’s Office investigations, including the control weaknesses, red flags and lessons learned. The speaker will be Sarah Walker, CFE. She has worked for the Washington State Auditor’s Office since 2001 and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Sarah manages the Fraud Program and one of her main responsibilities is to oversee government losses reported statewide. In addition to performing investigations, she provides guidance to government entities with known or suspected fraud and enjoys discussing best practices for internal controls.


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 $12-$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.

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. If you paid for the "Dues and Seminars" package for this year, you will not be charged an additional amount to 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, register and pay 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.

The Chapter has not yet announced the topics or speakers for the upcoming December 2018 fraud training seminar.

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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:
Find out about registration options at our web site by clicking
here.

Session / Speaker Info:
The Chapter has announced information regarding the speakers and topics starting on page 3 of the March April Newsletter available here.

Speakers and Topics include:

Jim Cronin, CFE, MPA
Asset and Encumbrance Investigations

Dr. Brian K. Steverson
The Ethics of Privacy

Mark Calvert, CFE, CPA, CIRA, CTP
Topic To Be Announced

Andrew McIntosh, CFE
Deals, Wheels and Wings: Fraud in the Global Aerospace Industry


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. If you paid for the "Dues and Seminars" package for this year, you will not be charged an additional amount to attend this seminar.

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. Attendees should report directly to the restaurant's indoor training facility which is to the far right after entering the building.


Chapter Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting
Attendee's Full Name


Speaker Info:
The speaker for this event will be Melinda Young, Senior Prosecuting Attorney with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She has been a prosecutor for 23 years and is currently the chair of the Economic Crimes Unit.

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 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 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. See 'Other Info' section below about special pricing options for group registrations.

Registration Info:
Find out about registration options at the ACFE web site by clicking
here. See 'Other Info' section below about special pricing options for group registrations.

Speaker Info:
See the official Fraud Conference web site for these details 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. Fill out the form here. Scan the form and forward to Chapter President Robert Goehring by e-mail at: President@fraud-examiners.org. If you have questions you can contact President Robert Goehring by telephone at (253) 856-5262 for additional information about this ACFE program.

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Joint ACFE and Chapter Fraud Class

Date/Times:
Monday through Thursday, July 16-19, 2018
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 typically held at the 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:
This course provides 30 hours of CPE credit. This course satisfies the ACFE’s requirement of two Ethics CPE hours per year.

Costs:
The cost is $2,395 for attendees that have not previously purchased the CFE Exam Prep Course, or $1,895 for attendees that have purchased the CFE Exam Prep Course within the last two years. Attendees that register by June 16, 2018 will receive a $100 discount from these rates.

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

Speaker Info:
The speakers have yet to be announced.

Topic:
This 4-day, instructor-led course will help you master the concepts tested on the CFE Exam — Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation, and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence. This course, in combination with the CFE Exam Prep Course software, will provide you with an unbeatable combination for passing the exam.

Other Info:
This 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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