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  • About the ACFE

    Founded in 1988 by Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members in more than 150 countries, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and providing the training and resources needed to fight fraud more effectively.

    The ACFE provides educational tools and practical solutions for anti-fraud professionals through initiatives including:

    • Global conferences and seminars led by anti-fraud experts
    • Instructor-led, interactive professional training
    • Comprehensive resources for fighting fraud, including books, self-study courses and articles
    • Leading anti-fraud periodicals including Fraud Magazine™, The Fraud Examiner and FraudInfo
    • Local networking and support through ACFE chapters worldwide
    • Anti-fraud curriculum and educational tools for colleges and universities

    The positive effects of anti-fraud training are far-reaching. Clearly, the best way to combat fraud is to educate anyone engaged in fighting fraud on how to effectively prevent, detect and investigate it. By educating, uniting and supporting the global anti-fraud community with the tools to fight fraud more effectively, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity of the profession. The ACFE offers its members the opportunity for professional certification. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is preferred by businesses and government entities around the world and indicates expertise in fraud prevention and detection.


    Immediate access to world-class anti-fraud knowledge and tools is a necessity in the fight against fraud.

    Members of the ACFE include accountants, internal auditors, fraud investigators, law enforcement officers, lawyers, business leaders, risk/compliance professionals and educators, all of whom have access to expert training, educational tools and resources. More than 80,000 members from all over the world have come to depend on the ACFE for solutions to the challenges they face in their professions. Whether their career is focused exclusively on preventing and detecting fraudulent activities or they just want to learn more about fraud, the ACFE provides the essential tools and resources necessary for anti-fraud professionals to accomplish their objectives. To learn more, visit or call (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000.

    Certified Fraud Examiners

    Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) are anti-fraud experts who have demonstrated knowledge in four critical areas: Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation, and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence. In support of CFEs and the CFE credential, the ACFE:

    • Provides bona fide qualifications for CFEs through administration of the CFE Examination
    • Requires CFEs to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
    • Serves as the global representative for CFEs to business, government and academic institutions
    • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity and professionalism of CFEs
2016 ACFE Report to the Nations