Accreditation

CFRE International offers the only internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Based on current and valid practice-based standards, the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation is a personal and professional achievement that sets standards in philanthropy.

For more information, email the Accreditation Committee.

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Program

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential provides you with a recognizable demonstration of your personal and professional achievement and commitment. Visit AFP International to learn more. 

 

Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) Program

The ACFRE credential signifies mastery of professional standards in leadership, management and ethics, at an advanced level of practice.  Visit AFP International to learn more.

 

Why get certified?

CFRE-designated fund development professionals earn an average of $17,000 more per annum than their non-CFRE designated counterparts. And, ACFRE-designated professionals earn an average of $80,000 more per annum!

Most AFP Professional Development Events qualify for points towards the continuing education requirements for becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). 

 

How Do I Become Certified?

Start by visiting the CFRE website at cfre.org. It has everything you need to know to get you started, including:

  • Schedule of application deadlines and exam
  • Online application form
  • Exam content outline
  • Recommended reading list