Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

Achieve your International Fundraising Certification

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is a professional credential that is recognised throughout the world as a commitment to the highest standards in fundraising and ethical best practices. Fundraisers who achieve this professional milestone have received independent validation of their mastery of fundraising best practices against international standards in philanthropy, enjoy improved career opportunities and advancement, and frequently go on to become sector leaders and industry role models who meet and set the highest standards in fundraising. FIA as an approved provider for CFRE continuing education can help you achieve this professional milestone.

All FIA members who apply to become certified through CFRE International receive a 20% discount on CFRE initial certification and recertification. For more information and application details please visit the CFRE website.


The CFRE application process
CFRE examinations and recertification
CFRE recommended resource reading list


Australian CFRE Study Group

Participating in the study group assists you in staying motivated, provides opportunities to discuss and ask questions about content areas and will keep you on track for your exam preparations. 

2020 study group details coming soon.

Queensland Coaching Sessions

Nigel has been running CFRE coaching sessions for more than 10 years. Join Nigel Harris FFIA CFRE who will set you on your path to achieving your CFRE. The coaching sessions provide you with:

  • assistance completing and submitting your CFRE application
  • assistance with setting up study arrangements

To register your interest in either the CFRE study group or QLD coaching sessions, please contact training@FIA.org.au


“If what we do matters, I mean really matters, then we have to be more than good at our job. We need to strive for professionalism and all it entails – including credentialing.”
Nigel Harris CFRE, Chief Executive Officer, Mater Foundation