CFRE Training

Course Information

CFRE InternationalParticipation in the AFP CFRE Review Course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. However, the AFP CFRE Review Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam. It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level.

AFP highly recommends that the review course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam. Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) professional certification program, is governed and administered by CFRE International, an independent international organization. CFRE International exists to uphold the public trust through voluntary certification of fundraising professionals. Through the CFRE credential, CFRE International supports and encourages fundraising professionals to aspire to the highest standards of professional competence and ethical practice in serving the philanthropic sector.

The designation “Certified Fund Raising Executive” (CFRE) is a mark of distinction, providing heightened professional recognition and greater career options and earning potential for fundraising executives with five years or more experience.

Candidates must complete a separate application for certification and submit all fees 60 days prior to the exam. No applications will be accepted less than 60 days prior to the exam.

If you are interested in taking the certification exam, please contact CFRE International to request a certification packet. Phone (703) 820-5555; fax: (703) 820-1117; email: or visit the CFRE International website.

All cancellations must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of the class to be eligible for a refund as materials are ordered and shipped in from AFP IHQ.

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