Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Credential

With fraud ever evolving — and on the rise — organizations worldwide rely upon Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) to safeguard their businesses from fraud’s devastating impact.

What is a CFE?

CFEs are trained professionals who possess a unique set of diverse skills in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud. Skills such as:

  • Knowledge of complex financial transactions
  • Understanding of investigative techniques and legal issues
  • The ability to resolve allegations of fraud
  • Designing effective anti-fraud programs

As a CFE, you will have access to world-class anti-fraud training and resources through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). This enables you to build and maintain your expertise and stay informed about the latest trends and best practices.

Learn how you can become a CFE

Meet the CFEs

Learn how CFEs use their training and involvement with the ACFE to boost their careers.

Getting involved with the ACFE was critical to my career — starting with landing my dream job via the ACFE Job Board. Today I encourage my team to obtain the CFE credential and engage with the ACFE and CFEs to drive skill development and career success. Patrick J. McGowan, J.D., CFE

Risk Management & Compliance




Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.

CFE Exam Candidate Handbook

The CFE Credential Exam Candidate Handbook provides a blueprint for the CFE credential to all aspiring and current candidates. The policies and procedures outlined in this document will guide you through the certification process, including exam and certification eligibility requirements and guidelines.

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CFE Membership

The ACFE is home to nearly 60,000 CFEs who come from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, and serve in nearly every sector and industry around the world.  

We invite you to hone your anti-fraud skills, advance your career and find professional satisfaction by earning the CFE credential.