About Us


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, established in 1988, is based in Austin, Texas. The nearly 40,000-member professional organization is dedicated to educating qualified individuals (Certified Fraud Examiners), who are trained in the highly-specialized aspects of detecting, investigating, and deterring fraud and white-collar crime. Each member of the Association designated a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) has earned certification after an extensive application process and upon passing the uniform CFE Examination.

Certified Fraud Examiners come from various professions, including auditors, accountants, fraud investigators, loss prevention specialists, attorneys, educators, and criminologists. CFEs gather evidence, take statements, write reports, and assist in investigating fraud in its varied forms. CFEs are employed by most major corporations and government agencies, and others provide consulting and investigative services.

The Association sponsors over 100 local chapters worldwide. CFEs in over 70 countries on four continents have investigated more than 1,000,000 suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.

Additional information about the Association such as membership, training opportunities, or the Certified Fraud Examiners program can be downloaded from the Association's web site at www.acfe.com or requested from the Member Services Department by calling (512) 478-9070 or (800) 245-3321.