Details and Benefits — Associate Membership
Associate Membership is open to individuals of all job functions, industries and levels of experience who are interested in the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud. If you are a professional interested in learning more about fraud, Associate membership provides you with the knowledge, resources and training you need to do your job now and at every stage of your career.
Associate Membership Benefits
CFE Eligibility – Becoming an Associate member is the first step on the path to becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); only ACFE members can become CFEs. Accepted worldwide as the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession, the CFE boasts a 25% salary premium* and has been identified as "the gold standard in the area of fraud."**
Highly-regarded, member exclusive publications – Expand your knowledge with content relevant to your career and stay current with the latest fraud-related news, information and emerging trends with Fraud Magazine, The Fraud Examiner and Fraud Magazine e-newsletters. You can also find the latest fraud news and commentary on the ACFE blogs, FraudInfo and ACFE Insights.
Diverse networking opportunities – Connect and collaborate with anti-fraud professionals from all over the world at training events, local chapter meetings and online via targeted Discussion Forums, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Expert Training Opportunities – Sharpen your skills, increase your value in the job market and fulfill your continuing education requirements for the CFE and other credentials. The ACFE offers the best anti-fraud training available, including conferences, seminars, webinars, self-study courses, books and manuals.
Career Support – Visit the online Career Center, designed for anti-fraud professionals no matter what stage you are in your career. A targeted job board, online resources, information on career paths and answers provided by experts in the areas of career development, human resources, self-employment and career transitions help you navigate the challenges you encounter in your career.
Leadership development – Distinguish yourself from your colleagues by developing and refining your leadership abilities through ACFE volunteer opportunities such as:
Participating in your local chapter
Volunteering to serve on an ACFE committee
Speaking at an ACFE event
Joining the Advisory Council where you can help shape the future of the ACFE
Specialized online tools and resources to support your career:
Fraud Risk Assessment – Is your organization at risk for fraud?
Fraud information and articles in a searchable database format.
Sample documents, policies and reports to help you do your job better.
Targeted Online Discussion Forums provide a platform for you to share your concerns and challenges with those who share their solutions and insights.
Free quarterly webinars – Earn CPE while staying abreast of new topics and information.
*2013/2014 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals**A. E. Feldman Executive Search Firm
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