• Become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) 

    Join this elite group of international anti-fraud professionals by earning your CFE credential.

    CFE Qualifications
    Step 1 — Join the ACFE

    You must be a member to take the CFE Exam and earn your CFE credential.

    Learn more about the benefits of ACFE Membership

    Verify you are eligible to take the CFE Exam

    Join the ACFE 

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    Step 2 — Prepare for the CFE Exam
    Choose one of the following methods to prepare for the CFE Exam:

    Study with the CFE Exam Prep Course. The CFE Exam Prep Course is a computer self-study course available in U.S. and International editions.

    Attend the CFE Exam Review Course. This 4-day, instructor-led course provides the essentials needed to pass the CFE Exam and become a Certified Fraud Examiner.

    Study on your own using the Fraud Examiners Manual. The Fraud Examiners Manual is a 2,000 page guide exploring examination techniques and procedures. 

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    Step 3 — Apply for the CFE Exam

    A complete CFE Exam application with documentation is required to take the CFE Exam. The CFE Exam application fee is $450. If you have purchased the CFE Exam Prep Course, the fee is $350.  

    Apply for the CFE Exam online.

    Submit the supporting documentation to complete your application.

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    Step 4 — Pass the CFE Exam
    The CFE Exam tests your knowledge and expertise in the four primary areas of fraud examination: Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation, and Fraud Prevention & Deterrence. 

    Learn more about the CFE Exam.

    Learn About Scheduling Your Exam.

    Upon passing the CFE Exam, your application will be reviewed by the Certification Committee. After your application is approved, you will be a CFE.

    CFEs must obtain a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every 12-month period and pay annual membership dues to stay current in their professions.