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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Jan. 12, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name FAIR ISAAC CORP  
Trading Symbol FICO  
Entity Central Index Key 0000814547  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   30,073,085