• Have your professional needs changed?

    Maintaining Member Status and CPEIn the event of a financial or career change, please consider an alternate membership status. The following membership options are available to you as a current CFE. 

     

    Retired Status 

    If you have retired from fraud-related work and are a member in good standing, you may qualify for retired status. As a retired member, you may not solicit or perform any paid employment or consulting services related to fraud. Retired members shall use the credential "CFE-Retired".

    Your work contact information will be removed from the membership database and all correspondence will be sent to your home address.

    Details of retired status:

    Use the CFE-Retired credential

    You are not required to maintain CPE requirements

    Pay reduced membership dues for retired members

    Receive full membership benefits including publications, discounts and access to the ACFE Community


    Inactive Status 

    If you are temporarily not involved in a fraud-related field, but wish to remain abreast of current events and intend to reactivate your CFE credential, you may transfer to inactive status. 

    Details of inactive status:

    You cannot use the CFE credential, or advertise yourself as a CFE

    You are not required to maintain CPE requirements

    Pay reduced membership dues for inactive members

    Receive full membership benefits including publications, discounts and access to the ACFE Community

    Unemployed Status 

    If you become unemployed and are actively job searching, you may apply for unemployed status and, upon approval, continue to use your CFE.

    To apply for unemployed status, send notification by email to the ACFE Membership Department explaining the nature and dates of your circumstances. 

    Details of unemployed status:

    You may continue to use your CFE credential

    You are not required to maintain CPE credit

    Your membership resources will be delivered electronically, including Fraud Magazine


    Upon your next membership renewal, you will be placed back into active CFE status and provided an active membership renewal invoice. If you are still unemployed, you will need to submit a new unemployed status request explaining the nature and dates of your circumstances.


    If you qualify and would like to change your membership status, please contact a Member Services Representative at (800) 245-3321 (USA & Canada only) or +1 (512) 478-9000 or email MemberServices@ACFE.com.


    How do I change my status back to Active?  

    To reactivate your CFE from CFE-Retired, Inactive, or Unemployed status you must:

    Earn at least 20 CPE credit hours (10 of which must be fraud-related and 2 of which must be related to ethics) in the twelve months prior to reactivation 

    Complete a Reactivation application


    To obtain a CFE Reactivation application, contact a Member Services Representative at (800) 245-3321 (USA & Canada only) or +1 (512) 478-9000 or email MemberServices@ACFE.com.


    Has your CFE Membership Expired?

    If your CFE membership has been expired for nonpayment of dues, for less than five consecutive years, you may apply for reinstatement of your CFE to the ACFE. 

    Visit ACFE.com/Recertification for more information.