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Fight Economic Crime as a Certified Fraud Examiner

Utica University, a world leader in economic crime prevention, can help you prepare

Certified fraud examiners (or CFEs) are essential in today’s business world. As technological advances continue to modify the way businesses operate, the need for CFEs has never been greater. Organizations throughout the world, in all types of industries, employ certified fraud examiners and rely upon them to protect company assets and aid in the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud. Why is there such demand for certified fraud examiners? Given the amount of money that is lost by organizations to fraud and abuse, an estimated $4 trillion worldwide according to a 2018 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners*, it is easy to understand why the corporate world is actively seeking qualified certified fraud examiners.

Where Can I Work as a CFE?

Becoming a certified fraud examiner opens the door to numerous career opportunities. With their knowledge of financial transactions, law, investigation and criminology, the certified fraud examiner understands how and why fraud takes place and is able to detect, track and prevent it.

Private companies aren’t the only ones seeking help from certified fraud examiners. Government agencies like the FBI, the ATF and the IRS employ CFEs as forensic accountants to investigate everything from money laundering and identity-theft related fraud to arson-for-profit and tax evasion.

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Where Can I Prepare for a Career as a Certified Fraud Examiner?

Utica University is uniquely qualified to provide unequaled education and benefits for those wishing to further their careers and earn the designation of CFE from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, such as:

  • Accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in economic crime.
  • A distinctive program that ranks Utica University (formerly Utica College) as one of the top colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Instruction from experts from the Utica University Faculty and practicing professionals— combining knowledge and cutting-edge experience.
  • A curriculum that provides students with the academic qualifications needed to take the examinations to become a certified fraud examiner.
  • A complete online format that allows you to continue your education without interrupting your employment or family obligations.

What Kind of People Become CFEs?

Certified fraud examiners come from many different professions. Some are attorneys, accountants, criminologists, auditors and even educators. They share a common goal of reducing fraud and white-collar crime. Professionals who have earned the designation of CFE earn an average of 31 percent more** (a difference of $21,239**) than those in comparable positions without the globally preferred designation.

Utica University is ready to set you on the path to a higher income and career advancement. Gain the specialized knowledge needed to prepare for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners exam and earn the internationally preferred designation of CFE.


* Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2018). Report to the Nations 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (Rep.). Retrieved from

** Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2017). 2017 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals (Rep.) Retrieved from

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