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CANCELLED: CFRE Refresher Course
Thursday, September 29, 2022 to Friday, September 30, 2022
Category: Signature Events

CFRE Refresher Course: CANCELLED

Program Overview

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is an intensive program intended to provide an overview, organized around the domains of the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) exam, rather than on specific fundraising strategies. This course helps participants identify gaps in their knowledge by working through abbreviated case studies referred to as “caselets.” Participation in the course may assist individuals in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the CFRE exam as detailed in the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International on its website.

The course consists of an introductory chapter and six content chapters corresponding with the six CFRE test domains. Each domain chapter opens with a list of the domain competencies appearing in the CFRE Test Content Outline. Key knowledge areas for each domain – also from the Test Content Outline – follow, each with space allowing the participant to reflect and make personal notes for how much s/he knows about each area and what needs further study.

Not sure if you’re ready to get your CFRE or have questions regarding certification? Review the quick FAQ below or contact our CFRE Chair Gretchen Wood, CFRE at [email protected]. Gretchen will be able to answer any questions you may have. You can also click here to download the CFRE candidate handbook. This handbook is your comprehensive source for everything you need to know to earn your CFRE including eligibility requirements, fees, preparing for the CFRE Examination, and more. In addition, CFRE international hosted a webinar this past March on How To Get Your CFRE. Click here to watch the video. 


  • What is the CFRE certification?
    • The CFRE Professional Certification Program offers fundraising professionals with 5 or more years of experience an opportunity to earn recognition for their experience and professionalism. The designation “Certified Fund Raising Executive” (CFRE) is a mark of distinction, providing heightened professional recognition plus greater career options and earning potential for fundraising professionals.
  • Who should attend this course?
    • The course is intended for intermediate-level fundraising professionals who want a relatively quick yet comprehensive overview of fundraising principles at a step above the fundamental level, and who seek assistance in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the CFRE exam.
  • Is the CFRE certification right for me?
    • Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) demonstrates your mastery of ethical, best-practice fundraising principles and commitment to working to the highest standards. Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Get Your CFRE.
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  • What are application requirements?
    • Applications for Initial Certification require candidates to document information in three categories:
      • Education: 80 points (must be within the past 5 years)
      • Professional Practice: 36 points (must be within the past 5 years)
      • Professional Performance: 55 points (must be within the past 5 years)
    • The application works on a point system. Candidates must document a minimum number of points in each of the three categories to be approved to take the CFRE examination. Your application must be approved before you can be scheduled for the CFRE exam.
    • For more information on what qualifies as a point, please click here.
  • CFRE Application Step By Step
    • This 60-minute video covers the most important things you need to know when filling out your application. You’ll see a demonstration of an actual application being filled out. Common questions are addressed and viewers will take away helpful do’s and don’ts to help ensure they submit the correct information the first time.