CFRE Training

AFP CFRE Refresher Course

CFRE International Approved Continuing Education Provider

The new AFP CFRE Review Course, now titled the AFP CFRE Refresher Course. will be offered May 30, 2019.  This workshop uses “caselets” — short case studies — to review the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know.

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed to be a preparatory course for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Examination but instead is a review of the body of knowledge that many individuals use in studying for the exam.

AFP highly recommends that the refresher 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.


About CFRE

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 three years or more experience.*

If you are interested in applying for certification and taking the exam, learn more about the process on There you will find an online application you can begin completing today to help track your progress, as well as information about application fees, deadlines, and exam timings.


*Experience requirement updated in 2018

The 2019 CFRE Refresher Course is May 30th

Please note that all cancellations for the CFRE Refresher Course 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.

Upcoming Events

Tue 21

AFP Networking Social May 21

May 21 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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June 12 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jun 19

AFP Networking Social June 19

June 19 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jul 10


July 10 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jul 25

MCN/AFP Nonprofit Fundraising Conference

July 25 | 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

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