About CFRE Certification
CFRE certification serves as an impartial, third-party
endorsement of your knowledge and experience of international standards
in philanthropy. It adds to your credibility as a fundraiser and sets
you apart from other professionals as a veritable steward of the public
in 2001, CFRE International
is an independent 501(c)6 whose sole mission is to certify fundraising
professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and commitment to
the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in serving
the philanthropic sector.
The CFRE certification process consists of three
parts: a written application, a written examination, and an agreement to
uphold a code of ethics and Accountability Standards. Individuals who
wish to maintain their CFRE certification must recertify every three
Top 10 Reasons to Become CFRE-Certified
- Increases Credibility
- Improves Career Opportunities
- Prepares for Greater Responsibility
- Develops Skills & Knowledge
- Yields Greater Earning Potential
- Demonstrates Commitment
- Enhances Professional Image
- Reflects Achievement
- Enriches Self Esteem
- Fosters Peer Recognition
About the Exam
The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
Examination is designed as a generalist exam for fundraising
professionals to demonstrate mastery of the
six core knowledge areas related to fundraising practice:
Current and Prospective Donor Research; Securing the Gift;
Relationship Building; Volunteer Involvement; Management; and
Accountability. The computer-based examination consists of 225
multiple-choice questions. 200 items are scored and 25 items are
"pre-test" items. Pre-test items do not affect a candidate's score
but are being evaluated for future exams.
CFRE Review Course
part of our commitment to meeting our members' professional development
needs, AFPNCOH is sponsoring a CFRE review course on February 26 and 27,
2015, at the Akron Community Foundation (345 West Cedar St., Akron, OH
44307). Sessions will start promptly at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm.
Cost is $390 for members and $490 for non-members and includes all
course information, review manual (yours to keep), and lunch.
If you have questions about the course, contact Margaret Medzie at
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about the course.
Member Benefit –
AFPNCOH is investing up to $1,000 in scholarships for AFPNCOH
members who are committed to attending the CFRE Review Course. Five $200
scholarships will be awarded, and the member/member organization will be
responsible for the remaining $190.
Deadline: January 12
- Applicants must be AFPNCOH chapter members.
- Preference will be given to applicants who currently serve on a
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AFPNCOH Supports CFRE Certification
AFPNCOH educational programs are approved for CFRE credit.
- For more information about the certification
process, contact Larry Becker, CFRE, at