Professional Certifications

The following is a list of professional certifications approved for 10 points each on the CFE Exam application under the Education and Experience section.

This list of approved professional certifications is reviewed annually by ACFE Administration for changes or additions.


Professional Certification What does it stand for? 
 ABV  Accredited in Business Valuation
 ACA  Associate Chartered Accountant
 ACCA  Chartered Certified Accountant
 AMLP  Anti-Money Laundering Professional

 Accredited Senior Appraiser

 CA  Chartered Accountant
 CAMS  Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist
 CAT  Certified Accounting Technician


 Certified Bookkeeper
 CCCI  Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator
 CCEP  Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional
 CFA  Certified Financial Analyst
 CFAI  Certified Fire and Arson Investigator
 CFCI  Certified Financial Crimes Investigator
 CFCS  Certified Financial Crime Specialist
 CFA  Certified Financial Analyst
 CFP  Certified Financial Planner
 CFSA  Certified Financial Services Auditor
 CGAP  Certified Government Auditing Professional
 CGFM  Certified Government Financial Manager
 CGSS  Certified Global Sanctions Specialist
 CIA  Certified Internal Auditor
 CIFI  Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator
 CII  Certified International Investigator
 CIP  Chartered Insurance Professional
 CIPP  Certified Information Privacy Professional
 CISA  Certified Information Systems Auditor
 CISM  Certified Information Security Manager
 CISSP  Certified Information Systems Security Professional
 CITP  Certified Information Technology Professional
 CLI  Certified Legal Investigator
 Certified Management Accountant
 CPA  Certified Public Accountant
 CPCO  Certified Professional Compliance Officer
 CPFA  Chartered Public Financial Accountant
 CPP  Certified Protection Professional
 CRCM  Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
 CRISC  Certified in Risk and Information System Control
 CRP  Certified Risk Professional
 CTP  Certified Treasury Professional
 CVA  Certified Valuation Analyst
 EA  Enrolled Agent
 MAFF  Master Analyst in Financial Forensics
 PCI  Professional Certified Investigator
 QFA  Qualified Financial Adviser
 SC  Information Systems Security Examination
 Series 4
 Registered Options Principal Exam
 Series 7
 General Securities Representative Exam
 Series 24
 General Securities Principal Exam
 Series 63
 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam