Continuing Professional Education
Continuing professional education (CPE) or Continuing professional development (CPD) is the means by which professionals maintain their knowledge, skills and competence. CPE obligation is a structured approach to learning which helps to ensure competence to practice, proficiency in understanding, skills and expertise in practical accomplishments.
The primary purpose of Islamabad Chapter is to promote improved detection, deterrence and prevention of fraud and white collar crimes through expansion of knowledge and interaction of its members in the professional endeavor. In this connection, the Chapter strives to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours each year. ACFE Islamabad Chapter offers its members and attendees learning opportunities- through its educational programs and seminars, all of which are pre-approved for CFEs by the ACFE in order to earn annual continuing professional education (CPE) credits required to maintain certification.
The ACFE changed its Continuing Professional Education (CPE) rules for CFEs by adding an ethics training requirement effective January 1st, 2010. Implementation of this new requirement starts with the 2011 CPE compliance period. CFEs must now earn 20 hours of CPE per 12-month period. At least ten of these hours must relate directly to the detection and deterrence of fraud, and at least two hours must relate directly to ethics. CFEs are required to certify CPE compliance by the end of their anniversary month either online or by calling the ACFE. Each CFE’s anniversary month is the month in which they renew their membership each year.
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