Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Conferred by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the CFE designation requires applicants to pass a 500-question examination covering the four primary areas of fraud examination: Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Legal Elements of Fraud, Investigation Methods, and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence.

In addition, it requires at least two years’ practical experience in fraud-related work, adherence to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics, and ongoing training through at least 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education each year.

The ACFE is the world’s foremost provider of anti-fraud training and education. Its mission is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist its members in the detection and deterrence of fraud. The Association’s Board of Regents determines who is granted the Certified Fraud Examiner designation.