How certification benefits you

  • 84% of CFREs say it has been valuable in positively impacting earning potential
  • 89% of CFREs say it has had an impact on providing enhanced professional opportunities
  • 92% of CFREs say it increased on-the-job confidence

Take control of your fundraising career

Many nonprofit fundraising professionals traditionally have learned their craft through a combination of on-the-job experience and various courses and conferences.

Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) means you have met requirements in the following categories and also demonstrated your knowledge by successfully passing the CFRE exam:

  • Education
  • Professional practice
  • Professional performance

Learn more about the requirements for CFRE initial certification and view upcoming CFRE application deadlines.

Why become a CFRE?

Thousands of fundraising professionals in more than 25 countries know the value of earning the only globally-recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals.

Becoming a CFRE speaks volumes about your commitment to ethical, best-practice fundraising.

Whether you’re seeking a new opportunity or wish to advance at your current organization, as a CFRE you’ll feel confident to take on fundraising’s toughest challenges.

Start your application

July 15, 2022, is the next CFRE Application deadline.

Ready to begin your CFRE application? Get started here.

 

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