ACFE local chapters are organized by dedicated members residing in a particular geographic region (i.e., a city, state or country) and share an interest in the detection and deterrence of fraud. Chapters act as local representatives of the ACFE, providing continued support for members worldwide. If you do not have a local chapter in your area, and are interested in starting one, you can start one by following these steps.
Joining a local chapter brings many benefits to anti-fraud professionals including:
Connect and collaborate with other fraud fighters in your area, and participate in local programs and events that promote awareness of the profession.
Quality, affordable local CPE training
Fulfill your CPE requirements without having to pay travel expenses. All chapter meetings and events are planned by fellow ACFE members and focus on what is relevant to your professional development.
Timely, practical information
Stay at the forefront of local anti-fraud issues and emerging trends via chapter communications, monthly meetings and seminars.
Chapter members have varying levels of experience ranging from anti-fraud specialists just starting out to those with a wealth of anti-fraud knowledge. If you are new to the profession, chapter involvement is a great way to learn from the best. If you are an experienced professional, membership in a chapter gives you the chance to give back to the profession by mentoring the next generation of anti-fraud professionals.
Enhance and refine your leadership skills by serving on your chapter’s Board of Directors.
Promoting fraud awareness in your community
Membership in a local chapter provides rewarding opportunities to promote the importance of the anti-fraud profession and address the fraud-related needs of your community. Local chapters have organized free informational events to educate community members about red flags of financial elder abuse, how to protect against identity theft and more. Additionally, many chapters engage with their community through volunteer work such as participating in food drives, Habitat for Humanity and many other worthy causes.