Step Forward in Your Fundraising Career
What the CFRE Does for You:
of CFREs say it has been valuable in positively impacting earning potential
of CFREs say it has had an impact on providing enhanced professional opportunities
of CFREs say it increased on-the-job confidence
Steps to Certification
Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (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, you’ll feel conﬁdent to take on fundraising’s toughest challenges.
The written application works on a point system – your MY CFRE account will calculate your point totals for you.
Once your application is approved, you’ll have up to one year to sit for the CFRE Exam.
Continuing education in the last 5 years
Working in a paid professional fundraising role for at least 36 months in the last 5 years.
Earned via funds raised or from communications and management projects in the last 5 years.