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Certification & Career Management

Tools for growing your career in philanthropy, including everything you need to know to pursue CFRE and ACFRE certifications.

About the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Program
The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential provides you with a recognizable demonstration of your personal and professional achievement and commitment.

AFP’s Diploma in Fundraising Program
You're a fundraiser and you know the fundamentals - but you need to take that next step. Don't just settle for fundraising as your job, make it your CAREER. If you are hungry for that management role or that professional credential, stop putting off your continuing education – register now for AFP's Diploma in Fundraising.

About the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) Program
The ACFRE credential signifies mastery of professional standards in leadership, management and ethics, at an advanced level of practice.

The Case for Joining AFP
AFP is dedicated to making sure members have the skills, knowledge and resources to succeed. Here's why you should join.

Tools for growing your career in philanthropy
Tools for growing your career in philanthropy

Two Fundraisers Earn Top Fundraising Credential
(Nov. 17, 2008) Dree Thomson-Diamond of Edmonton, Alberta, and Walter R. Gillette III of Washington, D.C., recently earned the highest professional certification available to fundraisers, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE).

ACFRE Board Announces Change to ACFRE Application Process
(Sept. 15, 2008) Individuals who have earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential will no longer have to be recertified as a CFRE before they can begin applying for the ACFRE (Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive) credential.

Changes to CFRE Certification Process
(Apr. 23, 2007) CFRE International, the organization that oversees the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, has announced new changes to the certification process.

The Zenith, Volume 6
The Zenith, vol 6 - ACFRE Newsletter
Read the current issue of The Zenith

CFRE Continuing Education Policy Changes
(Aug. 14, 2006) Beginning in 2010, all applicants for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential must submit at least 50 percent of their continuing education activities from approved providers.

Data on 2005 CFRE Exams Released
(Aug. 7, 2006) CFRE International has released aggregate data about the 2005 Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exams, highlighting how applicants fared on the test overall and areas where fundraisers may need to improve.

CFRE Testing: 2006 Schedule, New Computerized Process Available
(Oct. 10, 2005) CFRE International, the organization that manages the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentialing program, has released its 2006 schedule of international exam dates and locations, as well as its new computer-based testing program.

CFRE Announces Switch to Computer-Based Testing in 2006
(July 11, 2005) The CFRE International Board of Directors recently announced plans to switch to computer-based testing for all North American CFRE candidates beginning in 2006.

About Advanced Education at AFP
AFP offers a number of educational opportunities especially for advanced fundraising practitioners. These opportunities address both the practical skills and theoretical understanding required of advanced-level fundraisers.

Pre-qualify an educational session for ACFRE credit
Download the ACFRE Course Documentation Form and Education Session Guidelines here.

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