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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Pass the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam in less than a week by attending this official ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) accredited 5-day CFE training

Become certified within 5 days!
IMF Academy is an ACFE authorized training organization and the exclusive provider of CFE (exam) trainings in the Benelux. Join the CFE trainin in-class or remote (live online).

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – mode of study

Option 1: 5-day classroom training or remote (live online)
Option 2: In-house training

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. Did you know that CFEs earn 31% more than their non-certified colleagues?

Benefits of attending

The benefits of attending this 5-day CFE training are:

  • You can take the official CFE exam/partial exam on every day of this training on your own computer (we offer you 3 extra attempts above the allowed attemps)
  • You receive additional and exclusive material provided by the trainers
  • We take care of all administrative procedures towards the ACFE
  • The succes rate of passing the CFE exam in our CFE training is 95%!

ACFE – the world's largest anti-fraud organization

ACFE - IMF AcademyACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) 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, ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

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 (internal) auditor, CPA, investigator, national state and law enforcement officer, prosecutor, security professional, risk and loss management professional, lawyer, accountant, controller, compliance and fraud officer 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) within 5 days.

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) training and become a CFE now! This 5-day, instructor-led training will help you master the concepts tested at the CFE exam:

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

About the CFE exam

Before earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, you are required to pass the CFE exam. The 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 a computer-based, multiple-choice, closed book and closed-notes exam consisting of 4 examination sections
  • The 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 during the training or at a time and place convenient to you

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

How to maintain your CFE credential?

To maintain your CFE credential, you are required to earn at least 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours every 12-month period. At least 10 hours must directly relate to the detection and deterrence of fraud and 2 hours to ethics. If you have earned more than 20 hours of CPE in your previous reporting period, you may rollover up to 10 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.

Knowledge and tools necessary to pass the CFE exam

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

  • 1-year Associate ACFE membership
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exclusive training material prepared by the trainers, tailored to the exam

Level of the training

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

Limited number of participants

The number of participants is limited to give you all the attention you need.


Former delegates rate this Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) training with a 9 (on a scale from 1 to 10). Some remarks of former participants:

"The trainers were organized, provided sufficient explanations and followed the agenda."
Lead analyst internal control

"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!!"

"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

"Perfectly tailored training which gave me the knowledge and confidence needed to actually take the exam. Thanks! A huge "Thank you" to Robert, 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, Kinross Gold Corporation

"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 putting a lot of effort to give us the possibility to pass on exam and to make the course interactive and interesting."
Cedric Antonelli, Partner, BDO Belgiu


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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – in-company
With at least 5 participants an in-house training could be your best option. An in-company training, customized to the needs of your organization, has many advantages and:

  • saves you and your colleagues time
  • enables you to train in the comfort of you own working environment
  • saves travel and accommodation expenses
  • can be arranged at a time convenient for you
  • sensitive issues can be discussed openly since no outsiders are present

Do you prefer an in-company CFE training? Please call us at +31 (0) 40 246 02 20 or send an e-mail to info@imfacademy.com for more information. We are more than happy to discuss the various possibilities with you.



Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Content

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

Day I
I. Investigation

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

Day II
II. Law

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.

Day III and IV
III. Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes 
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

Day IV and V
IV. Fraud Prevention & Deterrence

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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ACFE authorised trainers
This 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) training 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 many years. Robert is 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) training consists of 5 days (from 9.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs). The training will take place on the following dates and locations, in-class and remote (live online):

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam

  • 26 - 30 October 2020

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Brussels

  • 16 - 20 November 2020

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam and remote (live online)

  • 23 - 27 November 2020

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam and remote (live online)

  • 22 - 26 March 2021 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Brussels

  • 17 - 21 May 2021 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam

  • 14 - 18 June 2021 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Brussels

  • 11 - 15 October 2021 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam

  • 22 - 26 November 2021 

Fee / Registration

The fee for the 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) training is € 4.280 (VAT excl.). The fee includes:
  • 5 days of training
  • First-year associate membership with the ACFE (value 195 US dollars)
  • Exam fees plus official ACFE training materials (value over 1.200 US dollars)
  • Additional and exclusive training material
  • All lunches and coffee/tea

Step 1/4: Your selection *

Participant substitution and transfer
Delegates may be substituted until 30 days prior to the start of the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) training without further fee, provided notice is given in writing and the participant meets the admission requirements. Delegates requesting a transfer to a later training 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 training.

Participant cancellation
Cancellations will be accepted up to 5 weeks prior to the initial starting date of the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) training. We will invoice 10% of the training fee for administration costs. If you cancel within 5 weeks before the start of the CFE traing, you will have to pay the full training fee. All cancellations must be received in writing.

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

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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