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What is CFRE?
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CFRE stands for Certified Fund Raising Executive, an internationally recognized certification in the fundraising field and administered by CFRE International. CFRE is the first level of certification and may be renewed every three years.

ACFRE, or Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive, is the next level of certification and is administered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Initial CFRE certification requires an individual to complete 80 educational points and an exam. Recertification requires 45 or 60 points of professional practice. For more information, please see CFRE International's getting started page.

The following Foundation Center training courses qualify for educational points that count towards initial or recertification:

Course name & formats CFRE credits
Introduction to Corporate Giving
 (Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Finding Grants
 (Self-paced elearnng, Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
 (Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Project Budgets
 (Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Proposal Writing
 (Self-paced elearnng, Live Webinar)
1.25
Online Proposal Writing Course (Self-paced elearning) 12.0
Proposal Writing Boot Camp (In person) 18.0
Building Excellence and Impact into Your Program Designs
 (Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Diversity and Inclusion: Walking the Talk (Recorded Webinar) 1.5
Financial Strategies for Nonprofits (Recorded Webinar) 1.5
From Passion to Purpose: Starting a Nonprofit Career
 (Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Getting Started with Government Grants (2-part Webinar Series)
 (Recorded Webinars)
3.0
How to Start Measuring Your Organization's Impact
 (Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Loving Your Midlevel Donors: Creating a Retention Program
 (Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Making the Case: How to Position Research in Your Proposal
 (Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Should I Stay or Should I Grow? Nonprofits Weigh the Benefits of Scaling
 (Recorded Webinar)
1.5

For other approved educational providers, please see CFRE International's web site.

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