Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Reporting

Maintaining CPE Records

As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), you are responsible for keeping track of your Continuing Professional Education (CPE) records. Proof of CPE must be kept for three years. This includes supporting documents for CPE credit you earn, such as CPE certificates. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) does not maintain CPE records for members, which means even if you earned CPE through the ACFE, you will need to keep track of your credits.  

Only send CPE records to the ACFE when specifically requested by the ACFE's staff in the event of a CPE Audit.

CPE documentation must include:

  • Name of attendee
  • Course description
  • Name of sponsoring organization
  • Number of CPE credits earned
  • Date of course

The ACFE will not accept the following for CPE documentation:

  • Registration forms
  • Paid invoices
  • Course syllabi
  • PowerPoint presentation slides

CPE Compliance Audit

A percentage of CFEs are selected for CPE audit each year.

If you are selected for an audit of your CPE records, you will have 60 days to provide the ACFE with the CPE documentation for the requested compliance year.

If you are unable to demonstrate CPE compliance, or are found to have made a false certification, you may be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from the ACFE.