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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

You may refer to ACFE website for more information about the association:


The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence. To accomplish our mission, the ACFE:

  • Provides bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination
  • Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education
  • Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
  • Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions
  • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners.

ACFE Membership:

Associate Membership is open to individuals of all job functions, industries and levels of experience who are interested in the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud. If you are a professional interested in learning more about fraud, Associate Membership provides you with the knowledge, resources and training you need to do your job now and at every stage of your career. For more detail please visit ACFE Membership site.


The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.

CFEs Are Leading The Fight Against Fraud Worldwide

Study Methods:

Get started preparing for the CFE Exam today. Whether you prefer to attend a live event or study on your own, the ACFE has the resources you need to prepare you for the CFE Exam.

Study on Your Own:

Get the flexibility you need to prepare for and pass the rigorous CFE Exam on your schedule. Choose from a variety self-study exam preparation options to find the resource that best meets your needs. (CFE Exam Preparation Course, Fraud Examiners Manual)

Attend a Live Event

Get the structure you need to prepare for and pass the rigorous CFE Exam. The live,  CFE Exam Review Course offers you between five days to 4 weeks of guidance in a from experienced instructors based on your preferred schedule. Visit our Training section for live events, or ACFE website for more options.


The ACFE Provides multiple resources for fraud fighters to help them with their mission to combat fraud worldwide:

Report to the Nation

Report to the Nations is the most widely quoted source of occupational fraud data in the world. The first Report to the Nation was launched in 1996 by ACFE Founder, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, because he recognized that there was a glaring lack of information about occupational fraud. Collectively, these studies represent countless hours of work by our staff spent gathering, analyzing and interpreting the data from thousands of cases of fraud committed against organizations of all types and sizes. Get the latest version of the report via ACFE Website.

Fraud Magazine

Devoted to timely, insightful articles on white-collar crime and fraud examination techniques, Fraud Magazine® is a bimonthly publication that gives readers practical “down-in-the-trenches” information they can apply immediately. There are two ways to subscribe.

  • Join the ACFE. Fraud Magazine is a free membership benefit for all ACFE members.
  • Non-members may enjoy the benefits of Fraud Magazine by subscribing. Subscriptions are $65 annually. Please call to subscribe: 1 (800) 245-3321 or 1 (512) 478-9000

Training & Events

The ACFE provides great resources of trainings and events. Please browse them all via ACFE Website.

Other Resources

The ACFE provide a range of resources for its members and non-members. You may view the list of resources by visiting ACFE Website. You may also be interested in viewing our publications and Newsletters.