Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Open to current members of the ACFE interested in advancing their careers and positioning themselves as leaders in the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud. The CFE credential is recognized and accepted worldwide as the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. Become a CFE
Open to individuals interested in the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud and fraud-related activities. If you are a professional interested in learning more about fighting fraud, Associate membership with the ACFE provides you with the knowledge, resources and training you need. Join Now
Open to individuals who are employed full-time as an educator by an institution of higher learning as the primary means of employment. Join Now
Open to undergraduate students enrolled in at least nine semester hours (or equivalent*), or graduate students enrolled in at least six semester hours (or equivalent*) in an accredited college or university. Student applicants may not apply online.
To apply, students should download the Student application and either fax or mail the completed form along with proof of current enrollment to the ACFE Membership Department.
*The following organizations are recognized as equivalent college/university qualifying bodies:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Association of International Accountants (AIA)
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
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