The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 55,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
Founded in 1988 by Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, James D. Ratley, CFE, and Kathie Lawrence, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has become the largest anti-fraud organization in the world and is the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 50,000 members, the ACFE is reducing the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
Certified Fraud Examiners come from various professions, including auditors, accountants, fraud investigators, loss prevention specialists, attorneys, educators, and criminologists. CFEs gather evidence, take statements, write reports, and assist in investigating fraud in its varied forms. CFEs are employed by most major corporations and government agencies, and others provide consulting and investigative services.
The ACFE sponsors more than 90 local chapters worldwide. CFEs in over 100 countries on six continents have investigated more than 1,000,000 suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.