Certification: Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE)

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The Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive Program is administered by the ACFRE Certification Board. Certification as ACFRE requires successful completion of a four stage process, which must be completed sequentially: a written application, a written examination, a portfolio review and an oral peer review.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 3 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.