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Directors of Fund-Raising

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Voluntary certification is available to individuals working in fund-raising. The most recognized credential is the certified fund raising executive (CFRE) designation. A CFRE designation helps illustrate an individual’s knowledge, experience, and expertise in the field. To qualify for the CFRE exam, individuals must fulfill a number of requirements in the education, professional practice and professional performance areas. To learn more about how to apply for the CFRE exam, visit

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