CFRE Certification

CFRE Certification


Demonstrate Your Professional Achievement


AFP Yosemite is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential – a clear demonstration of your professional achievement and personal commitment to your work.


Earn & Track Your Continuing Education Credits

Your participation in AFP Yosemite educational programs can translate into credits for initial certification as well as recertification. When you receive and maintain your certification, you are responsible for tracking your credits. For your convenience, you can download CFRE tracking form here.

2022 CFRE Tracking Form 


Certification process


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.




All candidates must complete a written application that works on a point system. A minimum number of points in each of four areas must be documented. Those areas include: Professional Practice; Education; Performance; and Service.




Candidates must achieve the passing score on a standardized written examination consisting of 225 multiple-choice questions that cover the following core knowledge areas: Prospect Identification, Solicitation, Donor Relations, Volunteerism, Management, and Stewardship. Exams are given at various locations around North American and Australia throughout the year. Three exam forms are available: one for U.S., one for Canadian residents, and one for residents of Australia.


Upon application to the program, candidates agree to adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights and the CFRE Program's Accountability Standards, designed to promote integrity and ethical behavior of fundraising executives.




Because fundraising is a dynamic field and because certification attests to a professional's competency, certification is awarded for a three-year period. A new application updating your Professional Practice, Education, Performance, and Service is required in order to continue to be certified.


For more information on the CFRE designation please visit

AFP Yosemite Chapter CFREs

AFP Yosemite has several members who are Certified Fund Raising Executives:

Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE

Brad de la Cruz, CFRE

Adena Dutter, CFRE

Amber Flores, CFRE

Tammy Menezes, CFRE

Jeff Porto Jr., CFRE

Jana Rhine, CFRE

Carole Richard, CFRE

Meena Tadimeti, CFRE

Melissa Van Diepen, CFRE

Jessica Vaughan, CFRE

Amy Wolfe, CFRE

2023 CFRE