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Economic Crimes Investigation and Analysis (ECIA)

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The Economic Crimes Investigation and Analysis (ECIA) course is an eight day program for criminal investigators, non-criminal investigators, auditors and analysts which provides a foundation for fraud and financial investigations. The program includes an overview of  the fraud investigation process, identification of offenses and common schemes, obtaining records, analyzing the records ( to include investigative accounting, analytical tools, and financial analysis techniques), case organization and presentation of the fraud case for prosecution.

Successful completion of the ECIA will enable students to: (1) identify various investigative techniques that may be used to investigate economic crimes; (2) identify evidentiary documents that may be used to prove the source and disposition of monies; (3) demonstrate how computer software may be used to organize, analyze, and present information; (4) identify various ways that an accounting system may be used to conceal the true nature of fraudulent transactions; (5) demonstrate how indirect methods may be used to identify illegal income; and (6) demonstrate how effectively present investigative findings.

Type: Advanced

Length: The training program is eight days in duration, typically running from Tuesday of the first week until Thursday of the following week. Classroom time is approximately 64 hours over eight days.


  • An Overview of Fraud and Financial Crimes Investigations
  • Case Initiation
  • Investigative Planning
  • Common Fraud Schemes and Indicators
  • The Fraud Investigative Process
  • Obtaining and Analyzing Records
  • Investigative Accounting and Financial Analysis Techniques
  • Link Analysis
  • Investigative Analysis Tools and Methodologies
  • Civil, Criminal and Administrative Remedies

Prerequisites for Attendance

Criminal investigators, investigative aides, prosecutors, analysts and auditors who are likely to be involved with a financial investigation or fraud case are the primary audience for this training program. Students should have some basic computer knowledge and skills prior to attending. Each student must bring a laptop computer with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

Contact Information

Training Specialist
Investigative Operations Division
Bldg. TH380
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Glynco, GA  31524
Phone: (912) 267-3166
Fax: (912) 267-2500


Training Dates

G_ECIA-404 / Glynco, GA -- Jul 29, 2014 to Aug 07, 2014