Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence. To accomplish our mission, the ACFE:

  • Provides bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination
  • Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education
  • Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
  • Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions
  • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners

Who we are

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by preeminent fraud expert and author, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells’ insight as an accountant-turned-FBI agent led to the formation of a common body of knowledge known today as fraud examination.

What we do

Among the benefits and services offered by the Association are professional education products (self-study videos, workbooks, CD-ROMs, etc.), The White Paper (a bimonthly magazine), EthicsLine (a subscription-based company employee hotline), and numerous national and international seminars and conferences devoted to continuing education about fraud.

Directors & Officers

Nicole Chute

Vice President
Jolie Rattenbury

Ryan Pelletier

Bailey Rivard

Jocelyn Doucette

Conal Archer

Vivian Shum

Advisory Committee
Alishah Janmohamed

Advisory Committee
Joanne Butz