Taeva Romain of Georgia recently became a CFE after attending the CFE Exam Review Course in Austin, TX. When Taeva is not working, he enjoys traveling and being exposed to different cultures. This past November, however, he put some time aside to accomplish his goal of obtaining the CFE credential. Taeva believes the CFE certification will be helpful during his review of Bank Secrecy Act compliance at financial institutions.
Coach: When did you receive your CFE credential?
Romain: I received a letter after I’d passed the fourth module. The official notification came about two weeks later.
Coach: You attended the CFE Exam Review Course in Austin, TX and following the course you sat for the CFE Exam on-site. Please describe your experience of participating in the four-day course and then sitting for the exam immediately after.
Romain: Sitting through eight-hour lectures can be tedious, but I did find the course to be effective. Taking the examinations with the information fresh on my mind ensured success.
Coach: Was it helpful receiving Prep Course prior to attending to the CFE Exam Review Course?
Romain: I liked the review questions and the explanations of the correct answer.
Coach: In what ways do you feel that your new CFE credential will be beneficial to you in your current profession?
Romain: I feel that it will be helpful during my review of Bank Secrecy Act compliance at financial institutions.
Coach: How did you prepare yourself to sit for the exam on-site? Did you spend any additional time studying after class each day?
Romain: I listened to each lecturer and highlighted key points each day. I did not study after class.
Coach: Would you recommend this course to your colleagues?
Romain: Yes, I would recommend this course to my colleagues.
Coach: How did you become passionate about fighting fraud?
Romain: I became passionate about fighting fraud through my exposure to Bank Secrecy Act examinations.
Coach: Now that we know what you do professionally, what do you like to do for fun and what do you find enjoyable about it?
Romain: I like to travel for fun. What I find most enjoyable about traveling is the exposure to different cultures.
Coach: Do you have any study tips or suggestions for aspiring CFEs?
Romain: I suggest that people review all of the practice questions and take the mock examinations before attending the CFE Exam Review Course.