Did you know...
When you join the international Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, you are not automatically registered as a member of your local ACFE Chapter?
The benefits of belonging to the ACFE and a local Chapter include networking, continuing professional education training, mentoring, promoting fraud awareness, and leadership opportunities.
Read below to learn more about joining our PNW Chapter!
Memberships are per Calendar Year
Chapter Members are required to be a Certified Fraud Examiner and maintain good standing with the ACFE.
Chapter Members are eligible to vote and hold any office in the Chapter and are eligible to participate on Chapter committees. Only CFEs may hold the office of President and Training Director.
Chapter Associate Members are not required to be a Certified Fraud Examiner, but Membership in good standing in the ACFE is required.
A Chapter Associate Member 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.
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 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, shall have no Chapter voting rights, and shall not be eligible to hold any Chapter office or participate on Chapter committees.
Open to graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in fraud prevention and detection.
Undergraduate students enrolled in at least nine (9) semester hours (or equivalent) and graduate students enrolled in at least six (6) semester hours (or equivalent) that are either Washington state residents or non-residents attending a Washington State accredited college or university.
Students may attend most, but not all, Chapter training seminars at no cost for a period of no longer than 2 years.
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.
This package covers a member’s annual dues and registration fees for monthly Chapter Fraud Seminars and the June Chapter Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting
This package does not include registration for the PNW Chapter Annual Fraud Conference (typically held in May) and does not include any special program/partnership trainings, which will be identified as such when they are scheduled.
*This fee is not transferable.
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 may vary depending on the type of membership you select and how you want to remit payment for the yearly dues/fees.
The membership is annual and must be renewed each calendar year. 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.
The dues are not prorated for partial year membership and they are not refundable.
Submit your membership form and pay your yearly dues by credit card or PayPal through the internet or write a check and send it by mail to
Attn: Pacific Northwest Chapter/ACFE
Clark Nuber, P.S.
10900 NE 4th Street, Suite 1400
Bellevue, WA 98004
Students & Retired Members
There is no charge for membership types, just register by filling out and submitting the member form. All student members are required to show proof of enrollment each year.