Students and Faculty Pass Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Exam
Two faculty members in the MPPA program, Drs. Jill Christopher and Anita Morgan, recently earned the CFE designation. Additionally, several students from Christopher’s Fraud Examination course passed the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) exam. Students in the program are reimbursed up to $500 for successful completion of professional certification exams, such as the CFE and the Certified Internal Auditor. The CFE is the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. The benefits of earning the CFE credential are:
- Increase your earnings – CFEs earn 25 percent more than their non-certified colleagues according to the 2013/2014 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals.
- Advance your career – CFE certification is documented evidence of expertise and experience, representing a high level of skill, knowledge and professionalism.
- Enhance your marketability and job security – Robert Half International identifies the CFE as “in-demand...one of the most marketable credentials today,” and A.E. Feldman, a leading executive search firm states, “The CFE has emerged as the gold standard in the area of fraud.”
- Gain professional visibility and credibility – The CFE is accepted worldwide as the standard of excellence in the anti-fraud profession.
- Distinguish yourself from your peers – The CFE credential is recognized in the hiring and promotion policies of leading organizations, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- Impact your company’s bottom line – Research conducted by the ACFE as part of preparing the 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse determined that in organizations with CFEs on staff, frauds were uncovered 50 percent sooner, and the median fraud loss was 44 percent lower.