Frequently asked questions about the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification.

  • Once you pass your CFE exam, your certification eligibility is determined by a combination of education and professional experience through a points system. You are awarded various points for a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, Ph.D., J.D.  In addition, you can earn points for other professional certifications (e.g., CPA) and for each full year of fraud-related experience. See ACFE points system.

  •  A CFE has a variety of opportunities to practice, including working with the government in the FBI, CIA or IRS.  Alternatively, CFEs work in accounting firms, law firms, and in corporations as corporate security and risk management advisers.