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ACFE worldwide

One goal. One mission. One association.

The ACFE in numbers

More than

90 000


More than


worldwide ACFE chapters

More than

320 000

CFEs issued annually

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organisation and provider of high-level training to combat fraud and white-collar crime. Together with our global members, we reduce fraud and white-collar crime and strengthen public trust in integrity and objectivity.


Based in Austin Texas USA, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by fraud expert and author Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells' insights and experience as an FBI agent shaped the current state of knowledge in combating white collar crime.

Goals of the ACFE

The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce fraud and white collar crime and to assist in detection and deterrence. We achieve this through:

  • Providing high-level training for Certified Fraud Examiners and all those who fight fraud and white-collar crime

  • Achieving high standards of competence through continuous education and training

  • Strict adherence to the "Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics" by Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Acting as an international representative of Certified Fraud Examiners for industry and business as well as for political and academic institutions

  • Acting in an exemplary manner to strengthen the public perception of the integrity, objectivity and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners

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Our goal is to work together to reduce fraud and white-collar crime and to help uncover it.

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