CFRE International

The Certification Which Will Take You Places

Define yourself beyond a job description and carve a name for yourself with distinction. Become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) professional.

With the CFRE certification you not only demonstrate your passion to your cause, your employer and colleagues, but you'll find a sense of personal achievement.The Certified Fund Raising Executive is committed to ensuring excellence through a valid and reliable certification. 

In the ever-changing world of fundraising, your CFRE certification will indicate to your peers that you go that extra mile for your cause.

Set up in 2001 CFRE has gone from strength to strength, not only gaining the highest recommendations nationally but finding acclaim globally. It is the only internationally recognised professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. 


If you have worked in fundraising for a minimum of five of the most recent eight years in positions where at least half your time was spent in fundraising then you are eligible to apply.

Two Steps to Certification

There are two steps to CFRE Certification: completing an application form and taking an examination. You must also pledge to uphold the Donor Bill of Rights and adhere to the CFRE Accountability standards.

The CFRE examination is designed as a generalist exam for fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of the six core knowledge areas related to fundraising practice. The exam tests knowledge and skills you use on-the-job rather than theory. The examination is neither designed nor intended to cover any particular aspect of the fundraising process in depth, but rather fundamental, baseline knowledge.

Once you’ve passed, you will have acquired a professional certification of proficiency and practice in fundraising!

So, if you want to improve your career opportunities, reflect your achievement, have greater earning potential and ultimately develop your skills and knowledge to be an effective fundraising executive, this is the course for you.

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