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CPE 101: What You Need to KnowWhat is CPE?The anti-fraud industry is constantly evolving. Because of this, each year CFEs are required to obtain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to stay current with the latest developments in the field. Earning CPE credits illustrates the CFEs commitment to the profession and their commitment to be on the front lines of the fight against fraud.
CPE Requirements OverviewCFEs are required to:
Earn 20 hours of CPE per twelve month period.
At least 10 of these must relate directly to the detection and deterrence of fraud.
At least 2 hours of these must relate directly to ethics.
Learn more about CPE requirements.
Types of CPE
CPE credits can be earned in a variety of ways. The ACFE offers multiple options for CPEs including self-study courses and live training events; however, CFEs are not required to complete Continuing Professional Education through the ACFE.
View a full list of acceptable types of CPE credits. Acceptable Fields of Study Fraud Examination, Accounting and Auditing, Law, and Specialized Knowledge and Applications generally qualify for CPE requirements. Other fields of study may also qualify if the subject is related to the practice of fraud examination or one of its related disciplines (law, accounting, criminology, and investigation methods). View a list of acceptable fields of study.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: NASBA.org.
Maintaining the CFE Credential
Maintaining the Credential
CPE 101: What You Need to Know
CPE 101: How to Earn CPE
CPE 101: Acceptable Fields of Study
Maintaining CPE Records / CPE Audit
Extensions of Deadlines
New CFEs and CPE
Member Status and CPE
Certify CPE Compliance
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