CPE Extensions

Extensions of CPE Compliance Deadlines

You may request a 30-day extension of your CPE compliance deadline by contacting a Member Services Representative by phone at (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000 or by ACFE’s secure chat. If you have already received a 30 day extension, additional time may be granted on a case-by-case basis. 

Details of CPE Suspension

If you do not certify compliance by your deadline, your credential will be placed into suspension. Suspended status prohibits you from representing yourself as a CFE and using the credential in any form.

You may resolve a CPE suspension by completing the Suspension Compliance Statement in one of the following ways:

Icon of a computer screen representing a communication action by internet accessVisit ACFE.com/MyCPE  

Icon of phone handset representing a phone call communication actionCall (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000  

Icon of word bubble representing an online communication actionVia secure chat

As a CFE, if you accumulate five or more years of CPE suspensions, your membership will be transferred to Associate status. Should you want to reinstate your CFE credential, you are required to take the CFE Exam and satisfy the education, experience and testing qualifications necessary for certification.