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Have you thought about acquiring your Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, but always seem to have something preventing you from achieving this professional milestone?

Too busy? The application seems too onerous? Don't know how to prepare?

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is a personal and professional achievement that sets standards in philanthropy and is recognised throughout the world. FIA has taken an active role in helping fundraisers across Australia to achieve their CFRE.

CFRE International offers all FIA Members a 20 per cent discount on CFRE initial certification and recertification. For more information and to download your application forms, please visit the CFRE International website

Click here for information on exam and recertification costs. 

"If what we do matters, I mean really matters, then we have to be more than good at our job. We need to strive for professional identity and all it entails - including credentialing."

Nigel Harris CFRE, Chief Executive Officer, Mater Foundation
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CFRE Study Group

Let us help you achieve your credential

FIA is working with candidates striving to gain their Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation. The CFRE Study Group will help you with the application and exam preparation processes. To date, almost 100 per cent of the participants who have attended the group and taken the exam have passed and been awarded their CFRE credential.

This study group meets one Wednesday of each month in Sydney, and via Skype for those in locations outside Sydney. 

The group will meet on the following dates in 2017:

  • 15 February - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 22 March - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 26 April - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 14 June - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 14 July - 5.00pm - 7.00 pm

To learn more about the CFRE Study Group and to reserve your spot, contact Maree Whybourne, MFIA CFRE, CEO, Mary MacKillop Foundation. Click here for Maree's email or call 0412 507 985

Examination Details

CFRE now offers computer based testing nationwide, including in regional areas. To see the details of the Australian test centres, click here and select 'Find a Test Center'. Candidates can only schedule their testing appointment once they have received approval documentation from CFRE International.

FIA is an approved provider for CFRE Continuing Education.

Education and Training