Did you know: When you join the international Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, you are not automatically registered as a member of your local Chapter group. The benefits of belonging to the ACFE and a local Chapter include networking, continuing professional education training, mentoring, promoting fraud awareness, and leadership opportunities.
The Pacific Northwest Chapter consists of Certified Fraud Examiner Members, Associate Members, Affiliates of the Chapter, Retired Members and Students. To join the Chapter and start taking advantage of discounts for CPE and other activities, you must register and pay yearly dues/fees, if applicable.
The process for joining the chapter varies depending on the type of membership and how you want to remit payment for the yearly dues/fees. A yearly membership is for a calendar year and is not prorated for partial year membership. The five membership types are detailed in The Five Membership Types section below.
If you are a Chapter Member, Chapter Associate Member or Affiliate of the Chapter, you need to register and pay membership dues/fees each calendar year.
A special "Dues and Seminars" package is also available in which Chapter Members may pay a flat non-refundable, non pro-rated and non-transferrable $94 fee on an annual calendar year basis that covers the Member’s annual dues and registration fees for monthly 'Chapter Fraud Seminars' and the June 'Chapter Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting'. The Dues and Seminars package does not include registration for the 'PNW Chapter Annual Fraud Conference', typically held in May. It also does not include any special program/partnership trainings which will be identified as such when they are scheduled.
If you would like to submit your membership form and pay your yearly dues by credit card or PayPal through the internet, please use our membership form and PayPal below. Don't forget to renew your membership by completing the online form below so we have up-to-date information for you.
If you would like to write a check for your membership please mail it to the following address:
Attn: Pacific Northwest Chapter/ACFE
Clark Nuber, P.S.
10900 NE 4th Street, Suite 1400
Bellevue, WA 98004
If you fall under the student or retired member category, you only have to fill out a registration form. There is no charge for the student and retired member membership types. You can register by filling out and submitting the member form using the button to the right. All student members are required to show proof of enrollment each year.
Chapter Member: Annual Membership Dues of $24 per calendar year.
A Chapter Member is required to be a a Certified Fraud Examiner, is eligible to vote and hold any office in the Chapter, and is eligible to participate on Chapter committees. Only CFEs may hold the office of President and Training Director. Membership in good standing in the ACFE is required to qualify for Chapter Member status.
Chapter Associate Member: Annual Membership Dues of $30 per calendar year.
A Chapter Associate is not required to be a Certified Fraud Examiner, but Membership in good standing in the ACFE is required. A Chapter Associate is eligible to vote and may hold any office in the Chapter except President and Training Director, and is eligible to participate on Chapter committees.
Affiliate of the Chapter (Non-Member): Annual Dues of $36 per calendar year.
Affiliates of the Chapter are not required to meet the qualifications and requirements for membership in the Chapter or the ACFE, but are encouraged to do so in the future. Affiliates of the Chapter are those parties, regardless of their field of endeavor, who desire to be a part of the fight against fraud and white-collar crime. Affiliates of the Chapter, shall have no Chapter voting rights, and shall not be eligible to hold any Chapter office or participate on Chapter committees.
Student Member: Annual Membership Dues of $-0- per calendar year.
Effective June 1, 2016, Student Membership in the Pacific Northwest Chapter/ACFE is open to graduate and undergraduate college and university students who are Washington state residents or non-residents attending an accredited college or university in Washington state and have an interest in fraud prevention and detection. Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled in at least nine semester hours (or equivalent) and graduate students must be currently enrolled in at least six semester hours (or equivalent) in an accredited college or university. Students may attend most, but not all, Chapter fraud training seminars at no cost for a period of no longer than two years in this status.
Retired Member: Annual Membership Dues of $-0- per calendar year.
ACFE guidelines state: If you have retired from fraud-related work and are an ACFE member in good standing, you may qualify for retired status. As a retired member, you may not solicit or perform any paid employment or consulting services related to fraud. Retired members shall use the credential "CFE-Retired". If you carry this designation, you can be a retired member of our chapter. You may still have to pay for some of our Chapter training. See the training section for more information.