This training is intended for U.S. Criminal Justice
Practitioners. Please register using your agency-issued email.
This course provides investigators and
prosecutors with the knowledge and tools they need to respond to the growing
problem of investment fraud. Topics include what constitutes a security, using
the Howey Test to determine if a particular offering is a security, identifying
investment fraud schemes, and investigative strategies for working with victims
and perpetrators. The course also covers fraud prevention strategies, and
students are provided with additional resources for both prevention and
This course is presented in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education
Key concepts covered in this course include:
• Securities basics
• Securities fraud
• Prevention and resources
complete this course and pass the post test are eligible for 1.0 point toward
and 3CI certifications.
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.
The hands-on practical exercises are intensive,
critical to understanding the material being taught, and required to
successfully complete the class. If your computer hardware does not meet the
mandatory requirements listed below, your experience in taking the class will be
less than ideal and may also impact other students while the instructors take
time to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
Mandatory Operating System Requirements
Operating system. Your computer must be running Microsoft
Windows 10 or macOS v10.12 or later. Make sure your operating system is fully
updated prior to class.
• Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.
Chrome. The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab
• Webex Meetings. Required to enter our live
online training environment, Webex Training Center.
• Webex Chrome Extension. Required to launch our
live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand
with the Webex Meetings application.
• Hard-wired, high-speed
Internet connection. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient,
however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also
provide better connection speeds and stability overall.
Speakers. We recommend a headset, headphones, or earbuds to
eliminate feedback and echo if using your microphone.
If you have any
questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please contact