Who We Are
The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by preeminent fraud expert and author, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells’ insight as an accountant-turned-FBI agent led to the formation of a common body of knowledge known today as fraud examination.
The ACFE Mission
The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence. To accomplish our mission, the ACFE:
Provides bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination
Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education
Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions
Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners