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What is CFRE?

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, Recorded Webinar)
Introduction to Finding Grants
 (Self-paced elearnng, Live Webinar, Recorded Webinar)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
 (Live Webinar, Recorded Webinar)
Introduction to Project Budgets
 (Live Webinar, Recorded Webinar)
Introduction to Proposal Writing
 (Self-paced elearnng, Live Webinar, Recorded Webinar)
Online Proposal Writing Course (Self-paced elearning) 12.0
Proposal Writing Boot Camp (In person) 18.0

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

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