Earn your CFRE – the hallmark of professionalism

The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) is an internationally recognized credential for professional fundraisers who meet specific standards of achievement, skills, and expertise. CFRE symbolizes a commitment to excellence and membership in a community of fundraising leaders.

Certification requires a successfully completed written application and exam, and a pledge to follow the Association of Fundraising Professional's code of ethics, Donor Bill of Rights, and accountability standards. Applications are judged based on education, professional practice, performance, and service.

Learn more about applying, the exam, upcoming test dates, fees and more.

We salute the following leaders in fundraising who have received their CFRE credentials (June 2015 - June 2017):

  • Elizabeth Castleberry, CFRE
  • Lorraine del Prado, CFRE
  • Eric Kaltenbacher, CFRE
  • Shannon Michlitsch, CFRE
  • Victoria Miles, CFRE
  • Lauren Moore, CFRE
  • Angela Rickard, CFRE
  • Wendy Rohrbacher, CFRE
  • Ruth Tollefson, CFRE
  • Lindsay von Marbod, CFRE
  • Meghan Wagner, CFRE