Compensation Guide
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • About the ACFE

    Founded in 1988 by Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 80,000 members in more than 150 countries, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and providing the training and resources needed to fight fraud more effectively. The ACFE provides educational tools and practical solutions for anti-fraud professionals through initiatives including:

    • Global conferences and seminars led by anti-fraud experts
    • Instructor-led, interactive professional training
    • Comprehensive resources for fighting fraud, including books, self-study courses and articles
    • Leading anti-fraud publications, including Fraud Magazine®, The Fraud Examiner and FraudInfo
    • Local networking and support through more than 170 ACFE chapters worldwide
    • Anti-fraud curriculum and educational tools for colleges and universities

    By educating, uniting and supporting the global anti-fraud community with the tools to fight fraud more effectively, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity of the profession. The ACFE offers its members the opportunity for professional certification. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is preferred by businesses and government entities around the world and indicates expertise in fraud prevention and detection.


    Members of the ACFE include accountants, internal auditors, fraud investigators, law enforcement officers, lawyers, business leaders, risk/compliance professionals and educators, all of whom have access to expert training, educational tools and resources. To learn more, visit or call (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000.

    Certified Fraud Examiners

    CFEs are anti-fraud experts who have demonstrated knowledge in four critical areas: Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation, and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence. In support of CFEs and the CFE credential, the ACFE:

    • Provides bona fide qualifications for CFEs through administration of the CFE Exam
    • Requires CFEs to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
    • Serves as the global representative for CFEs to business, government and academic institutions
    • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity and professionalism of CFEs
    Learn more about how to become a CFE.
2014 ACFE Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference