Become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Step 1 — Join the ACFE
You must be a member to take the CFE Exam and earn your CFE credential.
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benefits of ACFE Membership
Verify you are eligible to take the CFE Exam
Join the ACFE
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.
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 $400. If you have purchased the CFE Exam Prep Course, the fee is $300.
CFE Exam application.
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.
Details of the CFE Exam.
Request CFE Exam Activation Key.
Submit the CFE Exam Affidavit.
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Upon passing the CFE Exam, your application will be reviewed by the Certification Committee. After your application is approved, you will be a CFE.
Become a CFE
Step 1: Join the ACFE
Step 2: Prepare for the CFE Exam
Step 3: Apply for the CFE Exam
Step 4: Pass the CFE Exam