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To be a member of the Colorado Chapter you must first be a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  This applies to CFEs, non-CFEs and students.

Other individuals may attend chapter meetings as guests but they are not permitted to join the chapter until they are members of the ACFE.  To learn more about ACFE and COCFE membership categories - click here





Membership -FAQ

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Why join the local Colorado chapter (the COCFE)?

ACFE chapters are organized by members who reside in a particular geographic region (i.e., a city or country) and share an interest in the detection and deterrence of fraud. An added benefit of ACFE membership is the opportunity to get involved immediately with your local chapter. Chapters act as local agents of the ACFE, providing continued support for members worldwide. Take advantage of this resource and enjoy benefits including:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Quality, Affordable Local CPE Training
  • Promoting Fraud Awareness In Your Community
  • Leadership Roles Available
  • Mentoring Opportunities

Joining to reduce cost of Fall Seminar

That's great.  We know that once you join and you see the training and networking opportunities of the Chapter you'll choose to continue being a member of the local chapter. 

However, make sure that you apply for membership at the beginning of the calendar year as there is a penalty to renew an expired membership. 

COCFE Membership dues

Annual membership:    $30 per year (January 1 thru December 31)

Student membership:   FREE  (Annual student fee to ACFE is $25)

ACFE Membership Categories - To apply go to

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) - Open to current members of the ACFE interested in positioning themselves as leaders in the prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation of fraud.

Associate- Open to individuals interested in the prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation of fraud and fraud-related activities.

Educator Associate - Open to individuals who are employed by an institution of higher learning, as an educator, as your primary means of employment.

Student Associate - Open to undergraduate students enrolled at least 12 semester hours (or equivalent) or graduate students enrolled at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent), in a college or university or equivalent.

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