Become a Certified Fraud Examiner
by attending the CFE Exam Review Course


Step 1: Register for the course

Select the course you want and follow the registration procedure. Ordinarily payment is made by credit card, exeptionally payment by invoice is possible (administrative fee of CHF 200).

Course Registration

In order to complete the CFE Exam and to be awarded to the title Certified Fraud Examiner, you need a minimum score on the basis of the ACFE “Point System”. It is recommended to check this at the beginning.

Point system calculator

Step 2: Prepare for the CFE Exam

Preparation takes place in two phases:

Phase 1:
In the  first phase you study independently with the CFE Exam Prep Course. You will receive the login for the course after you have registered. According to experience, the preparation phase is expected to be three to six months in time. Since the CFE Exam can only be taken in English, knowledge of English terminology is required. Use the ACFE training material to test vour language level and to train your skills.

Phase 2:
During the compact and stuctured 4-day course, taken in person, the examination material is reviewed with experienced trainers. On completion of the course-modules, the CFE Diploma examination is taken on your own.


We recommend you apply approximately one month before you plan to take the CFE Exam. In exeptional cases application can be made later, it has to be finished at the latest at the beginning of the first day of the CFE Exam Review Course.

Copies of degrees/diplomas are required as proof of education. Two years of fraud-related professional experience are required as a minimum requirement. In addition, three letters of recommendation are required to prove personal suitability.

Visit the Certification Portal to submit your documents, details of your professional experience, proof of education, a current photo and professional recommendations.

CFE Exam Application

Step 4: Pass the CFE Exam

The CFE Exam is taken on completion of the course on your own. Each of the four sections includes 125 questions. In order to pass the exam, you must have at least 75 percentage points correctly on each section.

Before you complete the test, you must enter the corresponding activation key. You get the activation keys from your instructor at the beginning of the CFE Exam Review Course.

Once you pass the CFE Exam, your CFE Exam application will be reviewed by the ACFE Certification
Committee. You should receive email notification of your certification status within
5-7 business days of passing the CFE Exam and completing the exam application process.

Your Contact Person

Susanne Grau
President of the Board of Directors – SAFEXA Swiss Academy for Fraud Examination

Do you have any questions with regard to the CFE Exam Review Course?
Please do not hesitate to contact me.