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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Master the skills and knowledge you need to pass the CFE exam by attending this ACFE accredited 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course

IMF Academy is an ACFE authorized training organization and the
exclusive provider of CFE (exam) courses in the Benelux.

Most of our courses (including in-company trainings) are now organized live online.
In case you are not satisfied with the results, we offer you (if possible) a seat
in the classroom training later this year, at no extra cost.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – mode of study

Option 1: 5-day public course
Option 2: In-house course

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is recognized by numerous leading organizations all over the world

Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) have a unique set of skills that is not found in any other career field or discipline. They combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs, but also why. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is recognized in the hiring and promotion policies of numerous leading organizations all over the world. According to the 2015/2016 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, CFEs earn 23% more than their non-certified colleagues!

Strengthen your anti-fraud skills and become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) now!

Master the skills and knowledge you need to pass the CFE exam by attending this official Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course and become a CFE now! This 5-day, instructor-led course will help you master the concepts tested at the CFE exam:

  • Investigation fraud;
  • Legal aspects related to fraud;
  • Financial transactions and fraud schemes; and
  • Fraud prevention and deterrence.

About the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) – the world's largest anti-fraud organization

The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud trainings and education. Together with more than 85.000 members in 160 countries and chapters in 125 countries, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course – benefits of attending

International Management Forum (IMF) is the exclusive provider of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) courses in the Benelux. Participate in this intensive 5-day CFE course and:

  • Prepare yourself for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam
  • Receive guidance from experienced ACFE authorised instructors
  • Participate in open discussions on a variety of topics in fraud prevention
  • Meet others preparing for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – target group

Are you interested in taking your career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession? Are you an auditor, CPA, investigator, national state and law enforcement officer, prosecutor, security professional, risk and loss management professional, executive, manager or any other professional dealing with fraud? Then this is your chance to get a qualified training and become certified as a Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – feedback from participants

Former delegates rate this Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course with a 9 (on a scale from 1 to 10).

Some remarks of former participants:
"Perfectly tailored training which gave me the knowledge and confidence needed to actually take the exam. Thanks!"

"A huge "Thank you" to the trainer for making the training so approachable and understandable. A lot of insight as well. Much appreciated indeed!"
Ntube Sone Ngole, Senior Legal Counsel Regulatory Affairs, Africa
Kinross Gold Corporation

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – exam

Before earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, you are required to pass the CFE exam. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam tests your knowledge of the 4 major areas that comprise the fraud examination Body of Knowledge.

  • The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam is an online exam and contains 4 sections (Investigation, Law, Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, Fraud Prevention & Deterrence).
  • The CFE exam is a closed book and closed-notes exam
  • The CFE exam contains 400 questions in total
  • Each section has 100 multiple choice and true/false questions
  • Each section/partial exam will take 2 hours of your time
  • You must score at least 75% correct on each section of the exam in order to pass
  • The exam has a number of controls to ensure integrity
  • The exam can be taken at a time and place convenient to you

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – feedback from participants

Former delegates rate this Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course with a 9 (on a scale from 1 to 10).

"The instructors were really interesting in giving experience and guide very well in the achievement of the exam. Material is straight to the point. Trainers were fitting a lot of efforts to give us the possibility to pass on exam and to make the course interactive and interesting."
Cedric Antonelli, Partner, BDO Belgium

"The training sessions were in line with my expectations. Efficient and effective use of my time. Course organisation and location were great!"
Lead analyst internal control

"The trainers were organized, provided sufficient explanations and followed the agenda."

"It's amazing how 5 days can cover such a big topic and a manual of 2,000 pages. A great job of structuring and pointing at the most important issues!"

"The trainers add each other in an excellent mode: high professionalism together with different soft skills and a different manner make these 5 days bright, valuable and unforgettable."

"It was very comprehensive. The trainers were very detailed and helpful. Very knowledgable and demonstrated relevant experience."

"I liked all the examples which was added to the course by the trainers.''

''Skilled, accesible and pleasant trainers!!"

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – are you eligible to be certified?

Your eligibility to be CFE certified is based upon a point system, which awards credits for education and experience. The admission requirements are:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience that is either directly or indirectly related to finance (i.e. accountancy, auditing, criminology, investigation, loss prevention, law enforcement or legal experience as it relates to fraud)
  • Minimum of 50 qualifying points

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – recertification

To maintain your CFE credential, you are required to earn at least 20 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) every 12-month period. At least 10 of these hours must directly relate to the detection and deterrence of fraud and 2 hours must directly relate to ethics. If you have earned more than 20 hours of CPE in your previous reporting period, you may rollover up to 10 of these hours to meet your current CPE requirements. In addition to completing the annual CPE requirements, you must pay an annual membership fee in order to remain a member of the ACFE and retain the CFE credential. If your membership expires, you are not allowed to use the CFE credential anymore.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course – free membership and documentation

When attending this 5-day official Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course you will receive the following:

Associate ACFE membership for 1 year
As an associate member of ACFE you gain access to timely and practical information including Fraud Magazine, monthly member newsletters, free quarterly webinars, videos, tools and resources to support your anti-fraud efforts.

All the knowledge and tools that are necessary to pass the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam
This includes:

  • The CFE exam preparation course software (international edition) with study questions and practice exams. Review of important concepts, covered at the CFE exam, with more than 1,400 study questions and simulation of the CFE exam environment with timed practice exams
  • The Fraud Examiners Manual (international edition). The Fraud Examiners Manual is an over 2,000 page guide exploring examination techniques and procedures. The Fraud Examiners Manual gives you a detailed explanation of the answer to each study question
  • You will also benefit from receiving exclusive course material prepared by the ACFE and the trainers, tailored to the exam

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – level of the course

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course will be held on a bachelor level.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – number of participants

The number of course participants is limited.


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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – in-company
With at least 5 delegates an in-house course could be your best choice. An in-company course has several advantages. It:

  • Saves you time and money
  • Enables you to train in the comfort of you own working environment
  • Can be arranged for groups of 5 people and more
  • Will take place at a date chosen by and convenient for you
  • Sensitive issues can be openly discussed because there are no outsiders.

Do you prefer an in-house CFE course? Please call us at +31 (0) 40 246 02 20 or send an e-mail to info@imfacademy.com to discuss the possibilities.



This 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course will help you master the following 4 concepts, related to the CFE exam:

I. Investigation – day 1
Includes questions about interviewing, taking statements, obtaining information from public records, tracing illicit transactions, evaluating deception and report writing.

II. Law – day 2
Ensures your familiarity with the many legal ramifications of conducting fraud examinations, including criminal and civil law, rules of evidence, rights of the accused and accuser, and expert witness matters.

III. Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes – days 3 and 4

This part of the exam tests your comprehension of the types of fraudulent financial transactions incurred in accounting records. To pass the section Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the following concepts:

  • basic accounting and auditing theory
  • fraud schemes
  • identity theft
  • internal controls to deter fraud
  • other auditing and accounting matters

IV. Fraud Prevention & Deterrence – days 4 and 5
Tests your understanding of why people commit fraud and ways to prevent it. Topics covered in this section include:

  • crime causation
  • white-collar crime
  • occupational fraud
  • fraud prevention
  • identity theft
  • fraud risk assessment
  • ACFE code of professional ethics

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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – ACFE authorised trainers

The 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course is facilitated by ACFE authorised trainers. Your well-experienced trainers are:



Robert Lamers CFE
Robert Lamers - IMF AcademyRobert Lamers is an anti-fraud and crisis management specialist and the managing director of Rolam consultancy. He served as a senior corporate anti-fraud officer with NN Group and ING Insurance for years. Robert is also head of European partnership development at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Sonny Luypaert MBA CFE
Sonny Luypaert - IMF AcademySonny Luypaert is director with Triple-S Consulting, providing management consultancy in finance, governance and risk & compliance, with a specialization in fraud detection and prevention. Sonny is chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Belgium. Previously, she was director of finance & operations with the Boston Consulting Group Belgium and CFO with Accenture Benelux.

Start date(s)

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course consists of 5 days from 9.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs. The course will take place on the following dates and locations:

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – course I

  • 26 - 30 October 2020 (Amsterdam region, The Netherlands)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – course II

  • 16 - 20 November 2020 (Brussels region, Belgium)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – course III

  • 22 - 26 March 2021 (Amsterdam region, The Netherlands)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – course IV

  • 17 - 21 May 2021 (Brussels region, Belgium)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – course V

  • 14 - 18 June 2021 (Amsterdam region, The Netherlands)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – course VI

  • 11 - 15 October 2021 (Brussels region, Belgium)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – course VII

  • 22 - 26 November 2021 (Amsterdam region, The Netherlands)

Fee / Registration

The fee for the 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course is € 4.280,- (VAT excl.). The fee includes free associate membership of the ACFE for 1 year, full documentation, the ACFE exam, all lunches and coffee/tea.

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Participant substitution and transfer
Delegates may be substituted until 30 days prior to the start of the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course without further fee, provided notice is given in writing and the participant meets the admission requirements. Delegates requesting a transfer to a later course date may do so without incurring penalty fees, provided the request is received in writing at least 30 days before the start date of the CFE course.

Participant cancellation
Cancellations will be accepted up to 5 weeks prior to the initial starting date of the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course. We will invoice 5% of the course fee for administration costs. If you cancel within 5 weeks before the start of the CFE course, you will have to pay the full course fee. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Payment of course fees must be received within 30 days of the invoice date, though always before the start of the course.

By accepting the terms and conditions
Have you ever been convicted of any felony, or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, that you have not previously reported to the ACFE? ("Moral turpitude" means an offense that calls into question the integrity or judgment of the offender, such as fraud, bribery, corruption, theft, embezzlement, solicitation, etc.).
-You certify that the above is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. Falsification of any information on this application is grounds for denial or revocation of ACFE membership. You agree to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Membership is a privilege and not a right. Qualifications are established by the Board of Regents, whose decisions are final. You consent to the storage of your personal data in the ACFE's offices in the United States, in its regional offices and by its local chapters.

After subscription, your application information will be sent to the ACFE, which stores your personal data in the U.S. to provide member services and fulfill transactions requested by you. For a full explanation of your rights regarding how ACFE stores and uses your data see: ACFE.com/privacy-policy.aspx.

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