We are pleased to provide a valuable opportunity for individuals to become a Certified Welfare Fraud Investigator (CWFI). Achieving CWFI certification bestows a highly respected level of credibility to one's professional reputation, which can greatly assist in legal settings such as testifying, report writing, and character examination. We are proud to offer this certification and believe that it is an excellent way to enhance one's expertise and professional standing in the field of welfare fraud investigation.
To be eligible for certification under this program a person must:
- Be a UCOWF member in good standing
- Be a current and full time investigator, supervisor, administrator, etc., who is also involved in fraud investigation activities
- Have a minimum of TWO years of ongoing, continuous experience in public assistance fraud investigations
- In the case of employment by a state or providence whose welfare delivery system is state-supervised and locally administered, spend 50% or more of your time in fraud investigation activities (i.e. fraud prevention investigations or back-end investigations)
- Agree to perform all professional duties in accordance with applicable government standards; complete and pass the CWFI Certification Exam; and
- Agree to obey all federal, state and local laws and the UCOWF Code of Ethics.