Prep Course

2022 CFE Exam Prep CourseĀ®

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The CFE Exam Prep Course® provides the most effective training available to prepare you for the CFE Exam. Designed with the busy anti-fraud professional in mind, the Prep Course gives you the flexibility you need to prepare for the CFE Exam on your schedule. With its included study questions and practice exams, the Prep Course will help you prepare to pass the rigorous CFE Exam.

Effective CFE Exam Preparation

In this course, you can: 

  • Review important concepts covered in the CFE Exam with nearly 1,400 study questions. 
  • Read more about topics you need to review in further detail with the included Fraud Examiners Manual (two-year subscription to the online Fraud Examiners Manual and a Fraud Examiners Manual downloadable PDF). 
  • Stay on track to earn your CFE credential by measuring your progress toward your target dates for certification and using helpful checklists within the Prep Course

Use Your Study Time Efficiently

The Prep Course streamlines CFE Exam preparation. Use your time more efficiently by focusing on the areas you need to study the most.

The Prep Course enables you to: 

  • Create a personalized study plan tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses with an optional 100-question Pre-Assessment.
  • Pick the sections and topics most relevant to your exam preparation by creating custom review sessions.
  • Learn more from your practice exam results by reviewing the questions you missed, analyzing your results by subsection and tracking your progress over time.
  • Focus on the areas where you need the most work, reviewing your results and progress by exam section, subsection and topic.

Which Format Should I Choose?

CFE Exam Prep Course Format Comparison Chart

Are you preparing for the CFE Exam on a Mac, a computer using a virtual version of Windows or an iPad? 
Yes: Choose the online format of the Prep Course. It is compatible with Apple computers and computers running a virtual version of Windows. 
No: You may choose online or download. 
Will you have a reliable, high-speed internet connection? 
Yes: If you have a reliable, high-speed internet connection and you are not planning to study offline, choose the online version of the Prep Course
No: If you do not have a reliable internet connection or would like to work on the Prep Course when you are not connected to the internet, choose the download format. Please note that the download format requires the ability to install software on your computer. Installing on a work computer may require assistance from your organization’s IT staff.

Detailed System Requirements

  • CFE Exam Prep Course (Download)

    System Requirements: 

    • Processor: 2 GHz processor 
    • RAM: 1 GB Ram 
    • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 - Important: Running Windows through virtualization (Parallels, VMWare Fusion, etc.) is not permitted 
    • .NET Framework 4.7.2 
    • Disk space: 150MB of available disk space 
    • Display: Color display running at 1024x768 minimum (1280x1024 recommended) 
    • Internet: An internet connection is required for product activation and upon completion of the Prep Course 

    Download Requirements: 

    • 150MB hard drive space 
    • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher 
    • Internet connection  

  • CFE Exam Prep Course (Online)

    System Requirements: 

    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or above 
    • Screen resolution of 1280x1024 or greater 
    • High-speed Internet connection 

    Browser Requirements: 

    • Internet Explorer 7 (Internet Explorer 8 or above recommended)
    • Google Chrome 17 or above (latest version recommended)
    • Firefox 10 or above (latest version recommended)
    • Safari 5.1.7 or above (latest version recommended)
    • Apple iPad, iOS 5 or above recommended
    • Browser must be set to allow Javascript and cookies. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer bulk discounts for the Prep Course?
    Special pricing is available for purchases of 10 or more Prep Courses. Contact a Member Services Representative at (800) 245-3321 or +1 (512) 478-9000 for more information. 
  • Will I receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for completing the Prep Course?
    Individuals who complete the Prep Course will earn 35 CPE. CPE earned prior to earning the CFE credential is NOT eligible for annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Due to changes in NASBA's CPE standards, we are currently not issuing NASBA-compliant CPE credit for this course; however, your local licensing body may accept CPE earned by completing the Prep Course. Please contact the organization in which you plan to claim CPE to determine if they grant CPE for completion of this course. The Prep Course will be considered complete once all review questions have been answered correctly at least once and a score of 85% or higher has been achieved on all four practice exams. 
  • Can more than one person use the Prep Course?
    No, the Prep Course is valid for only one person and cannot be shared. 
  • I have an old version of the Prep Course. Do I have to purchase a new Prep Course to prepare for the exam?
    Prep Courses and exams are only valid for two years from the date published. Expiration dates can be found on the Prep Course FAQ page. If your Prep Course has expired or you don't think you'll be able to complete the CFE Exam that corresponds to your Prep Course before expiration, you may be eligible to upgrade your software at a special price. Contact a Member Services Representative at (800) 245-3321 or +1 (512) 478-9000 for more information. 

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