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November 2016

CFE Exam Coach Newsletter

Becoming a CFE is just around the corner.

Study Tips

When preparing for the CFE Exam Prep Course, maximize your energy level. Study your most challenging section of the Prep Course at your high-energy times, which are usually in the early evening. Later in the evening, work on your more knowledgeable sections or the one you enjoy the most. Some applicants put off the tough studies until later in the evening when they become tired, and it is more difficult to concentrate. Reverse that. This alone can help to improve your concentration.

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CFE Highlight

Ann Petersen, CFE shares her experience of how she prepared for the CFE Exam.

CFE Certificate


Congratulations to all members who became Certified Fraud Examiners in the last 60 days.

Prep Forum

New ACFE Community

Visit the ACFE’s new community dedicated to discussions about preparing and passing the CFE Exam. Log in to complete your profile, learn from CFEs and network with anti-fraud professionals from around the world.

Fraud IQ Test


To determine if a misrepresentation in the offer or sale of any securities is ________, the fraud examiner should answer the following question: "Would a reasonable investor wish to know this information to make an informed decision?"


A. Privileged
B. Promotional

C. Relevant
D. Material


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Coach's Corner

In order to pass the CFE Exam, you must score at least 75% correct on each section. Exam scores are only released when you have not achieved the 75% pass rate. This procedure ensures the integrity of the testing process.

Angela Archie, CFE
CFE Exam Coach

Angela Archie

How to Apply for your CFE

1. Fill out the CFE Exam application online at



Visit the Certification Portal at to submit your supporting documentation, which includes:
  • Details of your work experience
  • Documentation of the education claimed on your exam application
  • Three Candidate Recommendation Forms
  • A recent photograph

Local Chapters

ACFE chapters are organized by members who reside in a particular geographic region and share an interest in the detection and deterrence of fraud.
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Coach Newsletter Archive

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