Every year, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recognizes exceptional individuals for their contributions to the fight against fraud. These professionals provide an inspiration to others, and we are proud to honor them for their service.
The ACFE is currently accepting nominations for 2018. Help us recognize excellence in the anti-fraud profession:
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The Cressey Award
Established in 1989, the Cressey Award is the ACFE's highest honor. It is bestowed annually for a lifetime of achievement in the detection and deterrence of fraud. The Cressey Award is named in honor of one of the country's foremost experts on fraud and a founding father of the ACFE, Dr. Donald R. Cressey (1919-1987). Cressey Award winners include:
Cliff Robertson Sentinel Award
First awarded to Oscar-Winning actor Cliff Robertson in 2003, the ACFE's Sentinel Award carries the inscription "For Choosing Truth Over Self." This award is bestowed annually on a person who, without regard to personal or professional consequences, has publicly disclosed wrongdoing in business or government. Cliff Robertson Sentinel Award winners include:
Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year
The Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award is presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination. Nominees are evaluated based on their contributions to the ACFE, to the profession, and to the community. Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award winners include:
Outstanding Achievement in Outreach/Community Service
The ACFE believes strongly that members should be active contributors to their communities and committed to helping improve the quality of life where they live and work. The recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Outreach/Community Service award must demonstrate that he or she has been an active volunteer in projects that have resulted in a recognized improvement of their community. This can be demonstrated by the commitment of time or donations to a charitable cause. Outstanding Achievement in Outreach/Community Service Award winners include:
The Walker Award
The Walker Award is named for Morris R. "Red" Walker, CFE (1938-1989), a Charter Member and nationally-recognized fraud examiner. Also established in 1989, the Walker Award is given to the person receiving the highest annual score on the CFE Exam. Walker Award winners include:
The Baker Award
The James R. Baker Speaker of the Year Award is presented annually to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. In 2008, the year of its inception, James Baker, CFE was posthumously presented with his namesake award and was recognized for his contribution to the education of fellow anti-fraud professionals as a faculty member for the ACFE. Baker Award winners include:
Educator of the Year Award
Established in 2002, the Educator of the Year award is presented to an ACFE member who has made outstanding contributions to anti-fraud education within their college or university. Educator of the Year Award winners include:
The Guardian Award
The Guardian Award is presented annually to a journalist whose determination, perseverance and commitment to the truth has contributed significantly to the fight against fraud. Nominees are chosen based upon their contributions in exposing specific acts of fraud and white-collar crime, and/or through helping to shine a spotlight on issues central to fraud and the worldwide effort to prevent and detect it. The award inscription reads: "For Vigilance in Fraud Reporting". Guardian Award winners include:
The Hubbard Award
The ACFE annually presents the Hubbard Award to the best feature article in Fraud Magazine, as decided by the members of the ACFE Editorial Advisory Committee. The award honors the late Regent Emeritus Thomas Hubbard, Ph.D., CFE, former chair of the ACFE's Continuing Education Committee, and professor emeritus and former head of the accounting department at the University of Nebraska. Hubbard Award winners include:
Chapter of the Year Award
The ACFE annually presents the Chapter of the Year Award to the chapter that has gone above and beyond to grow and serve its membership. This award is decided by members of the Chapter Leaders Committee. Past recipients include:
Chapter Website of the Year
The Chapter Website of the Year Award is awarded to a chapter who produces a website that promotes the CFE credential, provides readers with anti-fraud resources, and includes features allowing chapter members to stay connected and engaged. This award is decided by members of the Chapter Leaders Committee. Past recipients include:
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