The False Claims Act

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The False Claims Act (FCA) is a key tool used by the federal government in combating fraud. This course will introduce the FCA's main features, describe behaviors that constitute violations, and outline best practices for ensuring contractors remain in compliance with the act. |w |w This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • identify the purpose of the False Claims Act
  • recognize key concepts related to the knowledge requirement
  • recognize actions and behaviors that may lead to violations of the False Claims Act
  • recognize features and violations of the False Claims Act
  • identify consequences of violating the FCA for individuals and organizations
  • recognize consequences of violating the FCA and actions to take to avoid violations


  • Overview of the False Claims Act
  • Recognizing Violations of the False Claims Act
  • Knowledge Check: Understanding the FCA
  • Penalties and Consequences of Violations
  • Knowledge Check: Avoiding FCA Violations