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 Certification page.

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

Course name & formats CFRE credits
Introduction to Corporate Giving
(Live Webinar)
Introduction to Finding Grants
(Self-paced elearning, Live Webinar)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
(Live Webinar)
Introduction to Project Budgets
(Live Webinar)
Introduction to Proposal Writing
(Self-paced elearning, Live Webinar)
Online Proposal Writing Course (Self-paced elearning) 12.0
Creating a Sound Proposal Budget (Self-paced elearning) 1.5
Proposal Writing Boot Camp 18.0
Government Funding: Writing the Proposal
(Recorded Webinars)

Please note, Candid does not keep a record of the CFRE credits you accumulate through our trainings.  Please keep your training confirmation/receipt as documentation of your continuing education credits. 

For more information about what documentation you need, please refer to the Continuing Education Documentation section on page 13 of the CFRE Candidate Handbook.

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

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