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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

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.
Certification Summary
Examination Papers & Topics
To become a CFE, an individual must pass a rigorous test on the four major disciplines that comprise the fraud examination body of knowledge:
  • Criminology and Ethics
  • Fraudulent Financial Transactions
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Legal Elements of Fraud
Examination Style
It will take approximately of 10 hours to complete the CFE Exam. Each section is allocated a maximum of 2.6 hours to complete. Each of the four exam sections has 125 questions and you will have a maximum of 75 seconds to answer each question.


You have 30 days to complete all four sections of the CFE Exam and return it to the ACFE for grading. You must complete each section in one sitting, but you do not have to complete all four sections at once.

Examination & Results Dates
The CFE Exam is administered via computer so it can be taken at a time convenient to you.
Examination Mode Computer-based
Areas of Specialization
  • Compliance
Professional Body The Association of Certified Fruad Examinars
Location of Incorporation United States