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Taking the CFE Exam
The CFE Exam is available in electronic download or online format. The exam has a number of sophisticated controls to ensure integrity and each exam is generated from a master database. No two exams are alike.
To install the electronic download, you will need a computer with these capabilities:
Processor: 2 GHz
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Disk Space: 150MB of available disk space
Internet: Internet connectivity is required to activate the CFE Exam or CFE Exam Prep Course and when submitting prep progress and CFE Exam results
For the online format, you will need a computer with these capabilities:
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or above
Internet: High-speed Internet connection
When can I take the CFE Exam?
You may take the CFE Exam any time during the year. When you have submitted your complete CFE Exam application and are prepared to take the CFE Exam you may request the exam. Your request for the CFE Exam will be fulfilled within 3-5 business days.
If you studied with the CFE Exam Prep Course, you already have the Exam that corresponds to your Prep Course installed on your computer. When you have completed your CFE Exam Prep Course, select Request Exam Activation Key within the course. We will send you the Exam Activation Key within 3-5 business days by email.
If you studied with the Fraud Examiners Manual you will receive the CFE Exam when your CFE Exam application is approved. Upon receipt of the CFE Exam you must install and activate the software using the License Key to ensure it loads properly on your computer. When you are ready to take the exam, open your CFE Exam and select Request Exam Activation Key within the course. We will send you the Exam Activation Key by email within 3-5 business days.
The version of the CFE Exam you will be provided is based on your ACFE purchase history. The CFE Exam version(s) are valid for a period of two years from initial release date. If your study materials or exam are expired, you will be provided the most current version of the CFE Exam.
How much time will I need to take the CFE Exam?
It will take approximately 10 hours to complete the CFE Exam. Each section is allocated a maximum of 2.6 hours to complete. Each of the four exam sections has 125 questions and you will have a maximum of 75 seconds to answer each question.
You have 30 days to complete all four sections of the CFE Exam and submit it to the ACFE for grading. You must complete each section in one sitting, but you do not have to complete all four sections at once.
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