• CFE EXAM Review - What Next?

    Congratulations! By registering for the CFE Exam Review Course, you are one step closer to becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner. Here are a few things you need to know to help you achieve your goal:

    Where to Start: Advance Study and Preparation

    To get the most out of the Review Course, we encourage you to do some studying in advance with the CFE Exam Prep Course software. To download the course, log in to ACFE.com/MyCFEExamPrepCourse. Before you begin the Prep Course, please refer to the course guidebook for additional information.

    If you have not already joined the ACFE as an Associate member, join now online. You must be a member to take the CFE Exam.

    A Month Before the Review Course: Apply for the CFE Exam

    If you have not previously submitted a CFE Exam application, the deadline for submitting your application is two weeks prior to the course start date. A completed CFE Exam application is required to take the CFE Exam. Submit your CFE Exam application online and visit the Certification Portal at ACFE.com/CertificationPortal to submit your supporting documentation, which includes:

    • Details on your work experience, including your responsibilities and percentage of time spent in each area.
    • Documentation of your education and experience claimed on the qualifying points tally. This includes official transcripts or photocopies of degree certificates/diplomas (documents must be in English or translated to English). Advisory transcripts are not accepted.
    • A recent photograph. Low quality or blurry images are not accepted.
    • Three Professional Recommendation Forms completed by individuals who have worked with you professionally and can comment on your character, integrity and professional skills.

    Please allow three to five business days to review and process supporting documentation. You will be notified by email that your application is complete.

    At the Review Course: CFE Exam Format and Times

    The on-site exam is only for course attendees and is administered in written form. The on-site exam follows the same format as the electronic exam: 100 questions per section. You will read the questions and mark your answers on a Scantron answer sheet. An ACFE staff member will grade your test on-site and provide your results for each section within a few minutes.

    The current exam schedule is as follows:

    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Investigation section
    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Law section
    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Financial section
    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Fraud Prevention section

    Taking the CFE Exam on-site is optional.

    Retaking CFE Exam Sections

    If you fail a section of the CFE Exam, you may retake it either on your own computer or on-site during any of the times listed above. There is no charge to retake a written section onsite. You will only need to retake those sections that you do not pass.

    Passing the CFE Exam

    If you pass all four sections, you will receive a personalized letter confirming your achievement. There’s more to becoming certified than just passing the CFE Exam, however. You are not officially a CFE (and not eligible to use the credential) until your CFE Exam application has been submitted and approved by the ACFE certification team. When you have officially been certified, your CFE certificate will be mailed to you (usually within two to three weeks).

    Still Have Questions?

    If you have any questions regarding the onsite exam or the application process, please contact the review course department at reviewcourse@ACFE.com. For study tips and strategies, please contact our dedicated CFE Exam Coach at CFECoach@ACFE.com or by phone at (800) 245-3321/ +1 (512) 478-9000.