Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners?

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is an international professional organization with over 31,000 members dedicated to making the public aware of the characteristics and existence of fraud but also with helping the public prevent and detect fraud.

What is a Certified Fraud Examiner?

A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is a professional specifically trained in the detection and deterrence of a wide variety of white-collar crimes including occupational fraud and abuse and misappropriation of assets. A CFE must first have the highest moral and ethical standards along with the educational credentials and work experience in order to take and to pass a rigorous four-part exam in order to achieve the CFE credential. Because the types of fraud are continually changing, a CFE must continually meet educational requirements in order to keep an active license.

Who belongs to the Association of Certified Examiners?

Members of the Association specialize in a wide range of fields, including criminology, internal and external auditing, loss prevention and security, fraud investigation and detection, law, law enforcement and students.

How do I become a CFE?

To become a CFE, a person must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet the minimum educational and experience requirements
  • Be of a high moral character
  • Pass the Uniform CFE Examination
  • Maintain the required Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  • Pay the annual association dues
  • Agree to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

See the ACFE’s site for more information on becoming a CFE.

What are the benefits of chapter membership?

Membership is available to members of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Local Chapter Members pay an annual fee of $25. Members can attend monthly evening meetings that will usually have a speaker and topic that will be equivalent to one hour of CPE. The member can also become active as an officer or board member and interact with other professional at the scheduled events. You do not need to be a CFE to be a member of the Chapter.

What is the cost of chapter membership?

  1. Member (CFE) - $25 Annually - Open to Certified Fraud Examiners interested in positioning themselves as leaders in the prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation of fraud.  Members are eligible to hold Chapter office and shall have voting rights.
  2. Associate Member - $30 Annually - Open to non-CFEs that are interested in developing a stronger knowledge based about fraud prevention and networking with other fraud investigation professionals. Associate Members are have voting rights and are eligible to hold any office except President and Treasurer.
  3. Student Member - $15 Annually - Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

What is the cost of attending chapter meetings?

$20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and $15 for students