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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, December 5, 2018
The topic for this fraud seminar is 4th Annual Review of Putting the Love of Money Ahead of Ethics: Detailed Review of the Security and Exchange Commission and Washington Department of Financial Institutions Fraud Cases. In this presentation, we will examine what nefarious activities the fraudsters have been up to lately. The speaker will be John J. Tollefsen, J.D., LLM, CFE. He is a semiretired attorney licensed in six jurisdictions, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Controls Specialist. He is a part-time instructor at the UW Bothell Business School and the Director-at-Large/Training Director on the Chapter’s Board of Officers.


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 13, 2019. The Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends around 4:30 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 22, 2019, $175 between April 23, 2019 and May 6, 2019, and $200 after May 6, 2019. Chapter members will receive a $50 discount from these rates.

Registration Info:
Registration will open in December 2018.

Session / Speaker Info:
The Chapter has not yet announced the number of sessions, speakers, or topics for the 2019 Conference.

Other Info:
ACFE Chapter President Nancy Pasternack and Board Member At Large Mike Nurse 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 Mike Nurse CPA, CFE, CGMA. He is a senior manager in Accounting and Consulting Services at Clark Nuber.

Topic:
The topic for this event will be a high-level overview of the COSO Internal Control Framework, and its relationship to fraud deterrence. Through an interactive and fun presentation, you’ll not only get to learn about these important concepts, but you will also get to see firsthand what happens when risks are not managed appropriately.

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

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ACFE 30th Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition

Dates/Times:
Sunday to Friday, June 23-28, 2019.

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 Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX at 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701.

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:
Registration information has not yet been announced.

Speaker Info:
The speakers have yet to be announced.


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 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference.

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Joint ACFE and Chapter Fraud Class - CFE Exam Review Course

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 will be at the Hilton-Seattle Airport and Conference Center, 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. Light Link Rail stop within walking distance and Airport Shuttle available.

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:
CFE Exam Review Course. 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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