The CFE Credential

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) membership is open to to Associate members of the National ACFE who are interested in taking their career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. Those interested in pursuing the credential in the Chapter are encouraged to reach out to the 60+ CFE’s serving in the Greater Rhode Island area. The CFE credential is increasingly being designated as a preferred credential in the hiring practices 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 ACFE Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, there are numerous benefits to becoming credentialed.

Benefits of the CFE Credential

  • Increase your earnings – CFEs earn 23 percent more than their non-certified colleagues according to the 2015/2016 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals.
  • Advance your career – CFE certification is documented evidence of expertise and experience, representing a 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 credibility – The CFE is accepted worldwide as the standard of excellence in the anti-fraud profession.
  • Distinguish yourself from your peers – 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 your company’s bottom line – ACFE research indicates that organizations with CFEs on staff uncover fraud 50 percent sooner and experience fraud losses that are 62 percent smaller than organizations that do not have CFEs on staff.

Find out the steps on how to become a Certified Fraud Examiner today. If you’re interested in the credential but want to speak to an existing credentialed members, we encourage our Chapter members, affiliates, and students to search the membership directory and reach out to those in a field of interest.