• Maintaining CPE Records / CPE Audit 


    Maintaining CPE Records

    CFEs are responsible for keeping track of their CPE and retaining for three years supporting documents for CPE credit they earn, such as CPE certificates, letters of attendance or letters of completion. The ACFE does not maintain CPE records for members.

    Generally, CPE documentation must include: 

    Name of attendee 

    Course Description

    Course Sponsor name

    Number of CPE hours earned

    Date of Course

    The ACFE will not accept the following for CPE documentation: 

    Registration forms

    Paid invoices

    Course syllabi

    Powerpoint presentation slides

    Excel lists

    CPE records should not be sent to the ACFE unless specifically requested by the ACFE's staff in the event of a CPE Audit.


    CPE Audit

    A random number of CFEs are selected for audit each year by the ACFE's CPE Compliance Team.

    When selected for an audit of CPE records, CFE’s will have 60 days to provide to the ACFE Compliance team the CPE documentation for the requested compliance year.

    Any member who is unable to demonstrate CPE compliance, or who is found to have made a false certification, may be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from the ACFE.