•  CPE 101: What You Need to Know

    What is CPE?
    The anti-fraud industry is constantly evolving. Because of this, each year CFEs are required to obtain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to stay current with the latest developments in the field. Earning CPE credits illustrates the CFEs commitment to the profession and their commitment to be on the front lines of the fight against fraud.


    CPE Requirements Overview
    CFEs are required to:

    Earn 20 hours of CPE per twelve month period.

    At least 10 of these must relate directly to the detection and deterrence of fraud.

    At least 2 hours of these must relate directly to ethics.


    Learn more about CPE requirements.


    Types of CPE

    CPE credits can be earned in a variety of ways. The ACFE offers multiple options for CPEs including self-study courses and live training events; however, CFEs are not required to complete Continuing Professional Education through the ACFE.

    View a full list of acceptable types of CPE credits

    Acceptable Fields of Study 
    Fraud Examination, Accounting & Auditing, Law, and Specialized Knowledge & Applications generally qualify for CPE requirements. Other fields of study may also qualify if the subject is related to the practice of fraud examination or one of its related disciplines Law, Accounting, Criminology, and Investigation Methods).

    View a list of acceptable fields of study


    nasba-cpe.gifThe Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.