The Certified Fraud Examiner Certification

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification is the standard for those professionals working in fraud prevention and detection and is highly regarded by businesses, as well as by government units and law enforcement.

The CFE can impact salaries, improve career advancement and job flexibility and benefit through earlier fraud detection, resulting in decreased fraud losses.

Details and Benefits — CFE Membership

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Membership is open to associate members who are interested in taking their career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. The CFE credential is increasingly being designated as a preferred credential in the hiring practice of businesses, government entities and law enforcement agencies.

Prerequisites for CFE Membership

  • ACFE Associate membership in good standing
  • Minimum academic and professional requirements must be fulfilled
  • High moral character
  • Agreement to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Benefits of the CFE Credential

Increase your earnings — CFE's earn nearly 22% more than their non0certified colleagues according to the 2010/2011 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals.

Advance you career — CFE certification is documented evidence of expertise and experience, representing high level of skill, knowledge and professionalism.

Enhance your marketability and job security — Robert Half International identifies the CFE as "in-demand...one of the most marketable credentials today" and A.E Feldman, a leading executive search firm states, "...the CFE has emerged as the gold standard in the area of fraud."

Gain professional visibility and creditability — 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).

Impact you company's bottom line — Research conducted by the ACFE as part of preparing the 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse determined that in organizations with CFE's on staff, frauds were uncovered 50 percent sooner, and the median fraud loss was 44 percent lower.

This information has been furnished by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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