• Details and Benefits — CFE Membership



    Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) membership is open to Associate members who are interested in taking their career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. The CFE credential is increasingly being designated as a preferred credential in the hiring practices of businesses, government entities and law enforcement agencies.


    Prerequisites for CFE Membership


    ACFE Associate membership in good standing

    Minimum academic and professional requirements must be fulfilled

    High moral character

    Agreement to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


    Benefits of the CFE Credential


    Increase your earnings – CFEs earn 34 percent more than their non-certified colleagues according to the 2020 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals.

    Advance your career – CFE certification is documented evidence of expertise and experience, representing a high level of skill, knowledge and professionalism.

    Enhance your marketability and job security – Robert Half International identifies the CFE as "in-demand...one of the most marketable credentials today" and A.E. Feldman, a leading executive search firm states, "...the CFE has emerged as the gold standard in the area of fraud."

    Gain professional visibility and credibility – The CFE is accepted worldwide as the standard of excellence in the anti-fraud profession.

    Distinguish yourself from your peers – The CFE credential is recognized in the hiring and promotion policies of leading organizations, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    Impact your company’s bottom line ACFE research indicates that organizations with CFEs on staff uncover fraud 50 percent sooner and experience fraud losses that are 62 percent smaller than organizations that do not have CFEs on staff.  



    Learn more about how to become a CFE.