Overview of the CFE Credential

CFEs have a unique set of skills in resolving allegations of fraud, examining data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions, obtaining evidence, taking statements, writing fraud examination reports, testifying to findings, and assisting on the improvement fraud prevention and detection.

Fraud examiners are thoroughly inclined to decipher not only how fraud occurs, but why.

Being highly-regarded as the “gold standard” in the area of fraud, companies worldwide continue to acknowledge the demand for anti-fraud professionals and give utmost preference to those with the CFE credential.

Becoming a CFE is an objective means of distinguishing yourself from non-certified colleagues, gaining professional visibility and credibility with your employer and launching you to the crest of your profession.

The CFE designation is issued by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with its nearly 65,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. It is responsible in setting admission standards, preparing and administering the Uniform CFE Examination, maintaining membership records, providing continuing professional education and assisting members with research and career opportunities.

Members of the ACFE can immediately access world class anti-fraud resources and learning tools, networking opportunities and career advancement. According to ACFE’s 2010/2011 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, CFEs earn nearly 22 percent more than their non-certified colleagues in the anti-fraud profession.