Fundraising is an exciting, rewarding profession that relies on the work of confident, ethical professionals.
Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) supports your professional growth in the field of fundraising while demonstrating you have the knowledge and commitment to best practices to help your organization reach its philanthropic goals.

A global certification

More than 6,400 fundraising professionals in 25 countries are CFREs.

As the only globally recognized, accredited fundraising certification, the CFRE indicates professionalism, confidence, and ethics. It is how today’s fundraiser shows accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good.

What it takes to become a CFRE

Candidates demonstrate that in the past five years they have worked at least 36 months in a fundraising role, have earned 80 points of continuing education, and met professional performance requirements. Candidates must also attest that they are knowledgeable of and abide by the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising as well as laws regulating fundraising in the region where they practice.

Learn more about the application requirements.

Once your application is approved, you may then sit for the CFRE Exam, which measures your knowledge of best practices. Testing centers are available throughout Australia.

Discount for FIA and EducatePlus members

Current members of these industry associations enjoy 20% off the cost of becoming a CFRE.

Get started!

Create your MyCFRE account at no cost to begin your application. You only pay once you are ready to submit.

Interested in speaking to a fundraising professional in Australia who has been through the CFRE process? Email share@cfre.org to be put in touch with a CFRE Ambassador.

 

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