July 2018

TIP #1 - Create study strategies. Below are a few strategies you may find helpful.

• Study in chunks: 30-50 minute time periods followed by a brief break 5-10 minutes is the most effective way to study.
• Figure out your most productive times of the day. For example: If you study best in the morning, plan to study your hardest subjects first. If you have trouble concentrating at a certain time, don’t work on your most difficult subjects or more complex projects.
• Rank all four sections: be sure to spend time on your most challenging section every day. 

TIP #2 - Develop a consistent study routine. Determine an appropriate time and place to study each day. Some candidates choose evening hours, while others choose the morning. Pick a time when interruptions are least likely to occur. It may take some trial and error to find a time best suited to you.

TIP #3 - Take study breaks to stay focused. 

TIP #4- It's not necessary to purchase any additional reference books. The Fraud Examiners Manual gives you a detailed explanation of the answer to each study question.


In this video, ACFE Vice President - Education, John D. Gill, J.D., CFE, offers advice on how to take advantage of the Fraud Examiners Manual, which is included with your CFE Exam Prep Course.