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  • Submitting the CFE Exam 


    Submitting the Exam

    Once you have completed all sections of the CFE Exam, you will need to submit your completed exam to the ACFE for review. You will receive your results by email, please allow 3-5 business days for review.


    To submit your CFE Exam: 


    Select the Submit CFE Exam to ACFE link from the Home tab once you have completed all exam sections.


    Please remember to email, fax or mail your exam affidavit verifying your completion of the exam without assistance. A link to download the CFE Exam affidavit form will be provided in your CFE Exam results email.


    To avoid certification delays, ensure your CFE Exam application is complete, and be sure to include three CFE Candidate Recommendation Forms, proof of education and professional certifications, and a recent photo.


    How will I know if I pass the CFE Exam? 


    You will receive notification of pass or fail via email within 3-5 business days. In order to pass the exam, you must score at least 75 percent correct on each section of the CFE Exam. CFE Exam scores are only released when you have not achieved the 75 percent pass rate. This procedure ensures the integrity of the testing process. The ACFE Board of Regents oversees the exam process.


    If you have studied using the CFE Exam Prep Course and do not pass, you may qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee. If you do not qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee or have studied on your own and do not pass, you may retake the CFE exam for US $25 per section. Failed exam sections may be paid for and retaken as many times as necessary, with one limitation: members must pass all four sections in three consecutive attempts.


    Once you pass the CFE Exam, your complete CFE Exam application will be reviewed by the ACFE Certification Committee. You should receive email notification of your CFE certification status within 5-7 business days of passing your exam and completing the CFE Exam application process. Your CFE certificate will be mailed to you within 4 to 6 weeks of your approved CFE certification notification.