AFP Greater Arizona is and education provider for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. AFP Greater Arizona offers a number of educational opportunities especially for the experienced fundraising practitioner. These opportunities address both the practical skills and theoretical understanding required of advanced-level fundraisers.

Learn more about the CFRE:  CFRE International website.

CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive)

What is the CFRE?

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential demonstrates an individual’s mastery of the standards set for core knowledge and skills required of fundraising executives after five years of experience. This practice-based designation requires demonstration of having met these standards through both an application and a written examination. 

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential provides you with a recognizable demonstration of your personal and professional achievement and commitment.


In 2017, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited the CFRE certification program under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard for certification of personnel, making the CFRE credential the world’s only internationally recognized, accredited certification for philanthropic fundraising professionals.  CFRE International - CFRE International

ACFRE (Advanced CFRE) (acfre.org) 

ACFRE is for available for the seasoned fundraiser with 10 years+ of experience.  The entire ACFRE program must be completed within two (2) years of the date that the ACFRE Certification Board accepts an application. A candidate may request one one-year extension to his/her calendar at any time during the process. Upon completion of the four sequential components outlined below, the ACFRE Certification Board confers upon candidates the designation of Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE).

Learn more about the program:  Eligibility and Requirements  acfre.org/how-to-apply/