Earning the CFE credential

To earn the CFE credential, the candidate will need to:

  1. Meet the entry requirements,
  2. Register as an Associate member of the ACFE,
  3. Submit the CFE exam application with proof of education and professional recommendations,
  4. Pass the CFE Exam and
  5. Possess 2 years of professional experience either directly or   indirectly related to fraud. The ACFE recognizes the following areas as qualified professional experience:
    • Accounting and auditing
    • Criminology and sociology (sociology is acceptable only if it relates to fraud.)
    • Fraud investigation
    • Loss prevention (experience as a security guard or equivalent is not acceptable)
    • Law relating to fraud
    • Other experience can qualify, but must be reviewed for applicability.