Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Achieve your International Fundraising Certification

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is an accredited professional fundraising certification that is recognised internationally and demonstrates a fundraiser’s commitment to the highest standards of fundraising. Fundraisers who apply for and complete this professional milestone are certified for their mastery of fundraising best practices and enjoy improved career opportunities and advancement.

CFRE is certified under The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard for certification of personnel. FIA is a CFRE Participating Organisation and an approved provider for CFRE continuing education. FIA can assist you to achieve this professional certification and all FIA professional members who apply to become certified through CFRE International receive a 20% discount on CFRE initial certification and re certification.

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Australian CFRE Exam Preparation Assistance

Prepare for your CFRE examination by participating in a one-hour group session weekly for eight weeks with an experienced CFRE fundraising professional. These lunchtime sessions will help you to stay motivated, provide you with opportunities to discuss and ask questions about content areas, and will keep you on track for your exam preparations. 

For employers – Why hire a CFRE?

Find an Australian CFRE.

For more information and application details please visit the CFRE website.


The CFRE application process: Step by steps
Apply for your Initial CFRE Certification
CFRE examinations and recertification
CFRE recommended resource reading list


CFRE Study Group Information.

Week 1: Tuesday, 8 March 2022
Week 2: Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Week 3: Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Week 4: Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Week 5: Wednesday, 6 April 2022
Week 6: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Week 7: Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Week 8: Wednesday, 27 April 2022


Block 2 (to prepare for the 15th July – 15th September testing window)

  1. Monday 16 May 1PM
  2. Monday 23 May 1PM
  3. Monday 30 May 1PM
  4. Tuesday 7 June 1PM
  5. Tuesday 14 June 1PM
  6. Monday 20 June 1PM
  7. Monday 27 June 1PM
  8. Monday 4 July 1PM


Block 3 (to prepare for the 1st October – 30th November testing window)

  1. Monday 8 August 1PM
  2. Monday 15 August 1PM
  3. Monday 22 August 1PM
  4. Monday 29 August 1PM
  5. Monday 5 September 1PM
  6. Monday 12 September 1PM
  7. Monday 19 September 1PM
  8. Monday 26 September 1PM