The Certified Fraud Examiner is a type of credential provided to companies that are involved in fraud investigations and exhibit a special knowledge and skill in the field of fraud. An anti-fraud organization known as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners awards the credential based on a company’s ability to meet their criteria. The ACFE expects certain skills in the field of fraud investigation that are specific to the discipline. To receive a CFE, companies must have knowledge and experience with complicated financial transactions along with a comprehension of key methods in forensics, law and the ability to resolve accusations of fraud. Someone with this credential must prove that they have been trained in understanding both why and how fraud occurs.