CFRE stands for Certified Fund Raising Executive, an internationally recognized certification in the fundraising field and administered by CFRE International. CFRE is the first level of certification and may be renewed every three years.

ACFRE, or Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive, is the next level of certification and is administered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Initial CFRE certification requires an individual to complete 80 educational points and an exam. Recertification requires 45 or 60 points of professional practice. For more information, please see CFRE International's Certification page.

The following Candid training courses qualify for educational points that count towards initial or recertification:

Course name & formats CFRE credits
Introduction to Corporate Giving
(Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Finding Grants
(Self-paced elearning, Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
(Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Project Budgets
(Live Webinar)
1.25
Introduction to Proposal Writing
(Self-paced elearning, Live Webinar)
1.25
Online Proposal Writing Course (Self-paced elearning) 12.0
Creating a Sound Proposal Budget (Self-paced elearning) 1.5
How to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships with Funders
(Self-paced elearning)
1.25
Social Media for Leaders: Find Your Voice (Self-paced elearning) 7
Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success (Self-paced elearning) 7
Build a Social Media Strategy (Self-paced elearning) 4
Storytelling for Social Media (Self-paced elearning) 3
Proposal Writing Boot Camp (In person) 18.0
Building Excellence and Impact into Your Program Designs
(Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Diversity and Inclusion: Walking the Talk (Recorded Webinar) 1.5
Financial Strategies for Nonprofits (Recorded Webinar) 1.5
From Passion to Purpose: Starting a Nonprofit Career
(Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Government Funding: Writing the Proposal
(Recorded Webinars)
1.5
How to Start Measuring Your Organization's Impact
(Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Loving Your Midlevel Donors: Creating a Retention Program
(Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Making the Case: How to Position Research in Your Proposal
(Recorded Webinar)
1.5
Should I Stay or Should I Grow? Nonprofits Weigh the Benefits of Scaling
(Recorded Webinar)
1.5

Please note, Candid does not keep a record of the CFRE credits you accumulate through our trainings.  Please keep your training confirmation/receipt as documentation of your continuing education credits. 

For more information about what documentation you need, please refer to the Continuing Education Documentation section on page 13 of the CFRE Candidate Handbook.

For other approved educational providers, please see CFRE International's web site.

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