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The ACFE

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world's largest anti-fraud organization. Together with more than 90,000 members, the ACFE works to reduce business fraud, and other financial crime worldwide as well as inspire public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. By delivering best-in-class training, offering the CFE credential, and fostering a dynamic, global community of anti-fraud professionals, the ACFE is reducing fraud, corruption, and other financial crime worldwide, and assisting the membership in its detection and deterrence. In order to maintain their CFE credential, a Certified Fraud Examiner must have completed 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) annually and pay their annual membership fee to the ACFE.

To accomplish its mission, the ACFE:

  • Provides bonafide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination,
  • Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory Continuing Professional Education,
  • Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
  • Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government, and academic institutions, and
  • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter

Serving Central and Southwestern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe, the GTA Chapter supports the mission of the ACFE by:

  • Delivering affordable, best-in-class training to Certified Fraud Examiners,
  • Fostering a dynamic and interactive local network of anti-fraud professionals, and
  • Encouraging the next generation of anti-fraud professionals through outreach programs to local colleges and universities.

Membership in a local ACFE Chapter is always voluntary and anyone can attend a GTA Chapter training session by paying the applicable fee. The benefits of joining the GTA Chapter include an approximate 30% reduction in the non-GTA-Chapter-Member price for all training.

The GTA Chapter maintains and builds upon its affiliation with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc., (a for-profit corporation registered in the state of Texas, USA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (a Non-Profit Corporation registered in the state of Texas, USA (www.acfe.com). The GTA Chapter is committed to cooperation with the other ACFE Chapters in Canada. The Chapter also connects with like-minded professional associations involved in the training and provision of networking opportunities to their respective members.

The ACFE-GTA Chapter is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency for remittance of the Canadian Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) under the Business Name of "ACFE - GTA Chapter" and an HST #: 131433971.

GTA CHAPTER HISTORY
“The Canadian Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) Inc.” (domiciled in Willowdale, Ontario) was created under the Canadian Business Corporations Act on September 30, 1991. This appears to be the first instance of an ACFE chapter in Canada. This registration was removed on March 1, 2000 in anticipation of a pending approval of an Ontario corporation noted in the following paragraph.

On November 18, 1999, an application for a proposed non-share corporation titled “ACFE Toronto Chapter Inc.” was received by the government of Ontario Companies Branch. This application was approved on March 9, 2000 as a non-share, non-profit entity under the Province of Ontario, assigned Corporation Number 1387030.

The ACFE Toronto Chapter Inc. was renamed the “Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter Inc. (ACFE-GTA Chapter) on March 9, 2019 by the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services after a resolution authorizing this change was confirmed by the Board of Directors on January 23, 2019. In 2023, "ACFE-GTA Chapter" was registered with the provincial government as an "operating as" name.

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