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Advanced Certificate: Fraud Examination

CFEs possess a set of abilities not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of sophisticated financial transactions with an awareness of techniques, laws, and how to investigate allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand how and why fraud happens. 

General Information

This course is applicable to those who intend writing the International CFE examination, i.e Fraud Examiners, Legal Practitioners, Forensic Auditors, Forensic Investigators, Internal Auditors, Risk Managers, Ethics Officers, Compliance Officers, and employees from financial institutions and insurance companies. In order to write the examination, the applicant must be an Associate Member of the ACFE, have a degree with two years’ working experience or have at least eight years’ working experience in fraud detection, prevention and investigation.

Courses in this programme are not readily available. Those who were sensitized and trained in the forensic discipline gained not only in knowledge but acquired new skills which allowed them to perform better and to contribute within their respective institutions, towards finding solutions in the never-ending fight against economic-related crimes. The CFE status is branded as the globally preferred credential in the forensic arena, which can assist you in advancing your career into a position as an expert in the profession. The CFE designation is the ONLY designation in our industry, recognised internationally in more than 185 countries. The earning potential for CFE’s internationally is 17% more than that of non-CFEs*.

General Requirements

Be an Associate Member of the ACFE International in good standing • Agree to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners • Be of high moral character


Meet minimum Academic requirements – Generally, applicants for CFE certification have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution of higher learning. No specific field of study is required. If you do not have a Bachelor’s degree, you may substitute two years of fraud-related professional experience for each year of academic study. For example, if you successfully attended college full-time for only two years, you would need an additional four years of professional experience to qualify for the education requirements. An applicant has to have at least 40 points to qualify for the exam. E.G.: You get 5 points for every year of work experience and 10 points for every year of college completed

At the time you are certified, you must have at least two years of professional experience in a field either directly or indirectly related to the detection or deterrence of fraud. The Board of Regents has established the following categories as acceptable fraud related experience: 


R59 800 incl. VAT

• Local and International Membership (Compulsory)

• Study Material (Books)

• Assistance with Registration

• Preparation Exam Software

• Access to Exam Flip Chart App

• Exam Registration

Upon Completion, receive:

~ a SAQA qualification

~ CFE designation

~ Ex-Officio Commissioner of Oath status

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