Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Master the skills and knowledge you need to pass the CFE exam by attending this ACFE accredited 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course

IMF Academy is an ACFE authorized training organization and the
exclusive provider of CFE (exam) courses in the Benelux. 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – mode of study
Option 1: 5-day public course
Option 2: In-house course

Option 3: The courses are available as an online live training course

Also see: Certified Anti-Corruption Manager® (CACM)

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is recognized by numerous leading organizations all over the world


Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) have a unique set of skills that is not found in any other career field or discipline. They combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs, but also why. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is recognized in the hiring and promotion policies of numerous leading organizations all over the world. According to the 2015/2016 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, CFEs earn 23% more than their non-certified colleagues!

Strengthen your anti-fraud skills and become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) now!

Master the skills and knowledge you need to pass the CFE exam by attending this official Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course and become a CFE now! This 5-day, instructor-led course will help you master the concepts tested at the CFE exam:

  • Investigation fraud;
  • Legal aspects related to fraud;
  • Financial transactions and fraud schemes; and
  • Fraud prevention and deterrence.

About the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) – the world's largest anti-fraud organization

The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud trainings and education. Together with more than 85.000 members in 160 countries and chapters in 125 countries, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course – benefits of attending
International Management Forum (IMF) is the exclusive provider of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) courses in the Benelux. Participate in this intensive 5-day CFE course and:

  • Prepare yourself for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam
  • Receive guidance from experienced ACFE authorised instructors
  • Participate in open discussions on a variety of topics in fraud prevention
  • Meet others preparing for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – target group
Are you interested in taking your career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession? Are you an auditor, CPA, investigator, national state and law enforcement officer, prosecutor, security professional, risk and loss management professional, executive, manager or any other professional dealing with fraud? Then this is your chance to get a qualified training and become certified as a Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – feedback from participants
Former delegates rate this Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course with a 9 (on a scale from 1 to 10).

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – exam
Before earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, you are required to pass the CFE exam. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam tests your knowledge of the 4 major areas that comprise the fraud examination Body of Knowledge.

  • The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam is an online exam and contains 4 sections (Investigation, Law, Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, Fraud Prevention & Deterrence).
  • The CFE exam is a closed book and closed-notes exam
  • The CFE exam contains 400 questions in total
  • Each section has 100 multiple choice and true/false questions
  • Each section/partial exam will take 2 hours of your time
  • You must score at least 75% correct on each section of the exam in order to pass
  • The exam has a number of controls to ensure integrity
  • The exam can be taken at a time and place convenient to you

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – feedback from participants
Former delegates rate this Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course with a 9 (on a scale from 1 to 10).

"The instructors were really interesting in giving experience and guide very well in the achievement of the exam. Material is straight to the point. Trainers were fitting a lot of efforts to give us the possibility to pass on exam and to make the course interactive and interesting."
Cedric Antonelli, Partner, BDO Belgium

"The training sessions were in line with my expectations. Efficient and effective use of my time. Course organisation and location were great!"
Lead analyst internal control

"The trainers were organized, provided sufficient explanations and followed the agenda."

"It's amazing how 5 days can cover such a big topic and a manual of 2,000 pages. A great job of structuring and pointing at the most important issues!"

"The trainers add each other in an excellent mode: high professionalism together with different soft skills and a different manner make these 5 days bright, valuable and unforgettable."

"It was very comprehensive. The trainers were very detailed and helpful. Very knowledgable and demonstrated relevant experience."

"I liked all the examples which was added to the course by the trainers.''

''Skilled, accesible and pleasant trainers!!"

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – are you eligible to be certified?
Your eligibility to be CFE certified is based upon a point system, which awards credits for education and experience. The admission requirements are:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience that is either directly or indirectly related to finance (i.e. accountancy, auditing, criminology, investigation, loss prevention, law enforcement or legal experience as it relates to fraud)
  • Minimum of 50 qualifying points

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – recertification

To maintain your CFE credential, you are required to earn at least 20 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) every 12-month period. At least 10 of these hours must directly relate to the detection and deterrence of fraud and 2 hours must directly relate to ethics. If you have earned more than 20 hours of CPE in your previous reporting period, you may rollover up to 10 of these hours to meet your current CPE requirements. In addition to completing the annual CPE requirements, you must pay an annual membership fee in order to remain a member of the ACFE and retain the CFE credential. If your membership expires, you are not allowed to use the CFE credential anymore.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course – free membership and documentation
When attending this 5-day official Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course you will receive the following:

Associate ACFE membership for 1 year
As an associate member of ACFE you gain access to timely and practical information including Fraud Magazine, monthly member newsletters, free quarterly webinars, videos, tools and resources to support your anti-fraud efforts.

All the knowledge and tools that are necessary to pass the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam
This includes:

  • The CFE exam preparation course software (international edition) with study questions and practice exams. Review of important concepts, covered at the CFE exam, with more than 1,400 study questions and simulation of the CFE exam environment with timed practice exams
  • The Fraud Examiners Manual (international edition). The Fraud Examiners Manual is an over 2,000 page guide exploring examination techniques and procedures. The Fraud Examiners Manual gives you a detailed explanation of the answer to each study question
  • You will also benefit from receiving exclusive course material prepared by the ACFE and the trainers, tailored to the exam

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – level of the course

  • The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course will be held on a bachelor level.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – number of participants
The number of course participants is limited.

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