In the 2018 CFRE International Certificant Survey, 91 percent of current CFREs said they would recommend becoming a CFRE to a colleague. See why.

Career advantages and advancement. Stand out on the job hunt. CFRE certification can give you the “edge” when being considered for a promotion or other career opportunities. That’s why 89 percent of CFREs say the certification has enhanced their professional opportunities.

Greater earnings potential. The 2018 Compensation and Benefits Study conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals shows that in 2018, CFREs in the United States earned on average $21,000 more than their non-certified counterparts. In Canada, CFREs earned on average $38,000 more than their non-certified counterparts.

In fact, 83% of CFREs say earning their CFRE has had value in increasing their salary.

Access to a worldwide network of your peers. Whether you’re working toward your CFRE or are already a CFRE, you are given exclusive access to CFRE Central, our online community where fundraising professionals worldwide can come together.

Reflects your personal and professional achievement. CFRE shows you have displayed mastery of the field by meeting requirements and standards set in philanthropy. Nearly 99% of CFREs say earning their CFRE gave them a sense of personal achievement.

Recognition from peers. More than 93% of CFREs say they have gained increased recognition from peers by earning their certification.

The world will know you’re a CFRE

All current CFREs receive a certificate suitable for framing, a digital badge to use online, and their name appears in the Find a CFRE tool.