What is the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners?
The ACFE is dedicated to the single mission of reducing the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime through prevention, detection and education.
Founded in 1988 by Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA and former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agent, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has become the world’s largest anti-fraud organization with over 75,000 members in 125 countries that have investigated more than two million cases of suspected criminal and civil fraud. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is an association of professionals committed to performing at the highest level of ethical conduct. Members of the Association pledge themselves to act with integrity and to perform their work in a professional manner. The Edmonton Chapter of the ACFE was formed in 1994 and consists of professionals from various industries, including fraud investigators, auditors, accountants, loss prevention specialists, attorneys, educators, government investigators, police officers and students seeking to enter into the profession. Certified Fraud Examiners are recognized by employers as experts in fraud detection and prevention, and rely on their expertise to help protect their organizations. The mandate of the Edmonton Chapter is to support its members through ongoing professional development, and by facilitating networking opportunities for fraud professionals and new members.