• CPE Requirements

    Maintaining the Credential To maintain your CFE Credential, you are required to earn at least 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every 12-month period.

    At least 10 of these hours must relate directly to the detection and deterrence of fraud and 2 hours must relate directly to ethics.

    If you have earned more than 20 hours of CPE in your previous reporting period, you may rollover up to 10 of these hours to meet your current CPE requirements. CPE earned prior to earning your CFE credential are not eligible for rollover. This includes any CPE earned from the CFE Exam Prep Course or the live CFE Exam Review Course.

    As a CFE, you must certify CPE compliance by the end of your anniversary month, the month your membership expires, either:


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    In addition to completing annual CPE requirements, you must pay annual membership dues to remain a member of the ACFE and retain the CFE credential. If your membership expires you are not allowed to use the CFE credential.