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About CFRE

(information provided from the CFRE website)

Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent 501(c)6 whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process.

Between 1981 and 1996, two leading professional associations had their own separate certification programs, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy offered the CAHP and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, formerly NSFRE, offered the CFRE. 

In 1997 for the betterment of the entire profession, those two organisations merged their programs to form the independent CFRE Professional Certification Board, now CFRE International.  Following the creation of CFRE International, other leading philanthropic associations joined in support of the program.

Our Mission

CFRE International exists to uphold the public trust through voluntary certification of fundraising professionals. Through the CFRE credential, CFRE International supports and encourages fundraising professionals to aspire to the highest standards of professional competence and ethical practice in serving the philanthropic sector.

Our Vision

To be the premier professional certification provider of proficiency and practice in fundraising, and to position CFRE as the primary credential for career nonprofit fundraisers, employers, and the public.



You can keep track of your education seminars, dollars raised, community service hours, etc. on the CFRE website. You can find out more about CFRE, tracking and exam process at

 AFP, NJ, Southern Chapter

The AFP NJ, Southern Chapter is a provider for CFRE ceu credits and our seminars meet the requirements for ceu credits.  When possible we provide written documentation.

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