• Submitting the CFE Exam 


    Submitting the Exam

    Once you have completed all sections of the CFE Exam, you will submit your completed CFE Exam and CFE Exam affidavit. Please allow 3-5 business days for review.

    To submit your CFE Exam: Select the Submit CFE Exam button on the Exam tab.

    To submit your CFE Exam Affidavit: Access the Certification Portal and upload your CFE Exam Affidavit form verifying the completion of your exam without assistance.  

    To avoid certification delays, access the Certification Portal to ensure your CFE Exam application is complete, including three Candidate Recommendation Forms, proof of education and professional certifications, and a recent photo.


    How will I know if I pass the CFE Exam? 


    You will receive notification of your exam results via email within 3-5 business days. In order to pass the exam, you must score at least 75 percent correct on each section of the CFE Exam. CFE Exam scores are only released when you have not achieved the 75 percent pass rate. This procedure ensures the integrity of the testing process. The ACFE Board of Regents oversees the exam process.


    If you have studied using the CFE Exam Prep Course and do not pass, you may qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee. If you do not qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee or have studied without the CFE Exam Prep Course and do not pass, you may retake the CFE Exam for $25 per section. All four sections must be passed in three consecutive attempts. You will submit a CFE Exam affidavit for each submission of the CFE Exam. 


    Within 5-7 business days of passing the CFE Exam, your complete CFE Exam application will be reviewed by the ACFE Certification Committee. If more information is needed, you will be notified by email. Additionally, we will notify you by email once your CFE credential is approved and your CFE certificate will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks.