• Details and Benefits — Associate Membership



    Associate Membership is open to individuals of all job functions, industries and levels of experience who are interested in the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud. If you are a professional interested in learning more about fraud, Associate Membership provides you with the knowledge, resources and training you need to do your job now and at every stage of your career.


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    Associate Membership Benefits


    CFE Eligibility – Becoming an Associate member is the first step on the path to becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); only ACFE members can become CFEs. Accepted worldwide as the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession, the CFE boasts a 34 percent salary premium* and has been identified as "the gold standard in the area of fraud."**


    Highly-regarded, member-exclusive publications – Expand your knowledge with content relevant to your career and stay current with the latest fraud-related news, information and emerging trends with Fraud Magazine, The Fraud Examiner, FraudInfo and Fraud Magazine e-newsletters.


    Diverse networking opportunities – Connect and collaborate with anti-fraud professionals from all over the world at training events, local chapter meetings and online via targeted Discussion Forums, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


    Expert Training Opportunities – Sharpen your skills, increase your value in the job market and fulfill your Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for the CFE and other credentials. The ACFE offers the best anti-fraud training available, including conferences, seminars, webinars, self-study courses, books and manuals.


    Career Support – Visit the online Career Center, designed to help you at every stage of your career. A job board featuring fraud-related jobs, online resources, information on career paths and answers provided by experts in the areas of career development, human resources, self-employment and career transitions help you navigate the challenges you encounter daily.


    Leadership development – Distinguish yourself from your colleagues by developing and refining your leadership abilities through ACFE volunteer opportunities such as:


    Specialized online tools and resources to support your career:

    Fraud Risk Assessment Tool – A resource you can use to identify and address clients' or employers' vulnerabilities to internal fraud.

    Anti-fraud information and articles in a searchable database format.

    Sample documents, policies and reports to help you do your job better.

    Members-Only Online Community for you to share your concerns and challenges with those who share their solutions and insights.

    Free member webinars – Earn CPE while staying abreast of new topics and information.

    Associate Membership Categories


    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

    Educator Associate 

    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.  


    Student Associate 

    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.  Join Now.  


    *2020 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals
    **A. E. Feldman Executive Search Firm