Show the World You’re a Fundraising Professional Working to the Highest Standards
Achieve the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential to show the world you’re a fundraising professional committed to working to the highest ethical standards in all areas of your practice.
As the world’s only accredited, globally-recognized credential for philanthropic fundraising professionals, the CFRE serves as an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience against international standards in philanthropy.
More than 7,700 fundraising professionals in 25 countries currently hold the CFRE designation.
Make an Investment in Yourself
Start your application today. There is no cost to begin. Pay only when you’re ready to submit.
If you’re a member of the European Fundraising Association (EFA) or belong to an EFA member organization, you enjoy a special rate of US$700, that’s a 20 percent discount off the US$875 regular rate.
Stand Out, Get Ahead
Whether you’re looking to enhance your fundraising skill set, expand your professional network, or ensure your fundraising practice meets international ethical standards, make it your goal to become a CFRE.
The CFRE credential process consists of an application and exam.
As a CFRE certificant, you demonstrate your:
- Commitment to ethical practice
CFRE certificants also pledge to uphold the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising, the Donor Bill of Rights, and CFRE Accountability Standards.
Achieving your CFRE certification shows donors, employers, and colleagues you are committed to professionalism and have mastered the core knowledge of best practices in ethical fundraising.
Learn more about what being a CFRE can do for your career.