CFE Exam Review Course | Association of Certified Fraud Examiners




CPE Credit: 31 ethics
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: See course details

According to the 2020 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, CFEs earn 34% more than their non-certified colleagues.

CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs, but why.

The CFE credential is recognized in the hiring and promotion policies of leading organizations, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Master the skills and knowledge you need to pass the CFE Exam by attending the CFE Exam Review Course. This 4-day, instructor-led course will help you master the concepts tested on the CFE Exam - Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation, and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence. This course, in combination with the CFE Exam Prep Course software, will provide you with an unbeatable combination for passing the exam. 

Explore the Review Course Preparation Guide! Learn what to expect and how to prepare before you get there.  

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Upcoming In-Person Courses

CFE Exam Review Course | Chicago, IL | May 2-5, 2022
CFE Exam Review Course | Los Angeles, CA | May 23-26, 2022

Upcoming Virtual Courses

Virtual CFE Exam Review Course | January 11-14, 2022
Virtual CFE Exam Review Course | February 14-17, 2022
Virtual CFE Exam Review Course | March 21-24, 2022
Virtual CFE Exam Review Course | April 11-14, 2022

Virtual CFE Exam Review Course outline can be found here. 

Authorised Trainer Courses*

Authorised Trainer CFE Exam Review Courses are taught by licensed third parties. The schedule, CPE information and course outline may vary and can be found on each course’s event page.

Pass the CFE Exam Before You Leave 
We are pleased to offer our CFE Exam Review Course attendees the option of taking the CFE Exam starting the first day of the course. Learn more about advanced preparation, application requirements and deadlines, as well as details for taking the CFE Exam onsite. You may also contact our CFE Coach, Angela Archie, at or (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000. Please note, this option is only available for the live CFE Exam Review Courses.

Who Should Attend   

Anyone who prefers learning in an instructor-led, classroom setting 

Individuals who favor table discussions from peers and experienced instructors 

Those who need a boost or encouragement to take the CFE Exam 

Benefits of Attending 

Structured Learning - Learn how to prepare for the CFE Exam 

Fast Track - Participate in an intense, 4-day preparation period 

Instructor-Led - Receive guidance from experienced instructors 

Interactive Sessions - Participate in open discussions on a variety of topics in fraud prevention 

Team Environment - Meet others preparing for the CFE Exam and experienced CFE instructors to help you organize study sessions to review materials, and provide you with tips and processes designed for the working professional's busy schedule

Please Note: The CFE Exam Review Course is a supplemental study tool for the CFE Exam Prep Course and is intended as an aid to the Prep Course. The 4-day CFE Exam Review Course is not designed to teach in-depth topics to candidates for the first time. Candidates are expected to prepare for the course prior to their attendance by sufficiently familiarizing themselves with material from the CFE Exam Prep Course and/or engaging in independent study of the Fraud Examiners Manual. Candidates should not rely upon the CFE Exam Review Course as their sole preparation for the CFE Exam. For a suggested study plan, see

Ethics Icon  This course satisfies the ACFE’s requirement of two Ethics CPE hours per year. To read more about the Ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the core legal, investigative and accounting concepts on which the CFE credential is built.
  • Recognize common fraud schemes that affect individuals and organizations around the world.
  • Detect and prevent fraudulent behavior within and outside of your organization through fraud risk assessment and management.
  • Analyze the principal causes of fraud and identify red flags indicative of fraudulent practices.
  • Implement effective interview techniques and report the findings of your investigation.
  • Assess the legal rights and limitations within your fraud examinations and identify applicable legislature.

Registration & Fees*
Class sizes are limited and often sell out. Register Early! 

Register early to save an additional $100!  

CFE Review Price Table 

Please note, the above pricing only applies to the Live CFE Exam Review Courses. Please see the Virtual CFE Exam Review Course pages for pricing.
CPE Credit by Field of Study 

 Field of Study  CPE Credit 
Specialized Knowledge 


Business Law




Communications and Marketing


Information Technology


Behavioral Ethics






Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge

Course Level

This course is designed to review material required to pass the CFE Exam. Independent study with the CFE Exam Prep Course prior to attendance is strongly recommended.

*The CFE Exam Prep Course is a required part of the course materials. By selecting Package B, you acknowledge that you have previously purchased a Prep Course. If you do not have a Prep Course on file, you are subject to pay the difference between Package A and Package B. If you have previously purchased the Prep Course , you may be eligible for an upgrade. Sales tax on the CFE Exam Prep Course in Package A will be charged to Texas residents. Pricing is valid only for U.S. courses offered from the ACFE and may differ for courses held internationally by Authorised Trainers.

  CFE Exam review course 



7:30 a.m. -  

8:00 a.m.  

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast  Continental Breakfast    Continental Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. -  

9:20 a.m.  


Law Related to Fraud  

Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes  


Fraud Prevention and Deterrence 

9:20 a.m. -  

9:35 a.m.  





9:35 a.m. -  

10:55 a.m.  

Investigation Techniques  


Law Related to Fraud (Cont.)  

Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes   


Fraud Prevention and Deterrence (Cont.)  

10:55 a.m. -  

11:10 a.m.  





11:10 a.m. -  

12:30 p.m.  

Investigation Techniques (Cont.) 

Law Related to Fraud (Cont.)  


Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes (Cont.) 

Fraud Prevention and Deterrence (Cont.) 


12:30 p.m. -  

1:30 p.m.  

Group Lunch  

Group Lunch  

Group Lunch   Grab-and-Go Lunch 

1:30 p.m. -  

2:50 p.m.  

Investigation Techniques (Cont.) 


Law Related to Fraud (Cont.)  

Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes External Frauds (Cont.) 

Fraud Prevention and Deterrence (Cont.) 

2:50 p.m. -  

3:05 p.m.  





3:05 p.m. -  

4:25 p.m.  

Investigation Techniques (Cont.) 

Law Related to Fraud (Cont.)  

Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes 


Fraud Prevention and Deterrence (Cont.)


5:00 p.m. -  

6:30 p.m.  

Optional Written Exam   


Optional Written Exam  

Optional Written Exam   Optional Written Exam


Event Details 


Event Details 

Event Cancellation Policy 

Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc. you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to the start date of a CFE Exam Review Course are subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within one week prior to the CFE Exam Review Course start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Should an event be cancelled or postponed by the ACFE due to unforeseen circumstances, ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known. ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

Satisfaction Guarantee 

ACFE seminars are unmatched in scope and effectiveness and backed by our unconditional satisfaction guarantee. If you attend an ACFE event and are not completely satisfied, please contact an ACFE Member Services Representative at or call (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000.

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