Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA
ACFE Program Director
Many, if not all, of us have taken a test or two in our lifetime. We go to a class, take notes, mentally prepare, study and ultimately sit down to proclaim to the world what we know about a particular subject. For those who have taken, or are about to take, the CFE Exam, the process is no different.
One of the joys of instructing the CFE Exam Review Course live is having the opportunity to watch the incredible reaction of people when they learn they have passed the CFE Exam and earned their CFE credential. I routinely get a big hug, a high five and even the occasional fist bump from people who have just passed: rewards you can’t quantify.
I was in Orlando recently, and we began a new process of allowing attendees to take single parts of the exam in written format nightly. It was amazing to see how many people took advantage of the opportunity. Being able to piecemeal parts over the week reduced the anxiety of the exam tenfold. The stress load going into what was “exam day” on Thursday is gone. What was once an ecstatic feeling at the end of the week became a nightly occurrence for attendees.
The CFE Exam Review Course, new and improved, gives more than just CPE credit at the end – it opens your eyes to a whole new world of fraud examination.
Have you attended a Review Course or recently taken the CFE Exam? What was your experience like? Leave us your comments below.