April 2017

TIP #1 - Decide how soon you can start studying. Preparing for an exam begins with a conscious decision to start studying. We recommend that you begin studying with your strongest area to develop a comfort level with the material and the Prep Course.

TIP #2 - Guess when you are not sure. If there are four possible answer options, you have a one-in-four chance of getting that question right. If you have ruled out one or two options as wrong, your chances are even higher. But if you do not guess, you have no chance at all. If you guess five times, you might get one or two more right.

TIP #3 -  Choosing the best answer. While answering questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course, you must select not only a correct answer, but the best answer. It is important that you read all of the options and not stop when you come upon one that seems likely to be correct.

ACFE Vice Program Director Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, offers advice on how to handle questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course.

Motivation. Make sure that you prepare well in advance before taking the CFE Exam so that you can focus all your energy on doing well. Follow up on the priorities you have set for yourself, and don't let others, or other interests, distract you from achieving your goal of becoming a CFE.