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Online testing for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

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Your certification journey starts here.

Take an exam online from the comfort of your home or office.

The OnVUE experience: Check out the information below to start your online testing experience off on the right foot.

Before exam day

Perform a system test

Make sure to do the required system test and exam simulation before exam day.*

Run system test

*Issues? Check out the technical requirements.

Find your testing space

Find a quiet, distraction-free area in your home or office to take your exam.

Testing advice

Get your ID ready

Your ID must be valid and up to date. Does your program have specific ID policies?

View ID requirements

Need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel? Manage exam appointment

On exam day

STEP 1. Prepare your testing space

Clean off your desk or workspace. Make sure there is no paper, books or other clutter.

STEP 2. Prepare your computer

Disconnect any additional monitors and be sure to close all other open applications. Don't forget to perform the system test, too!

STEP 3. Check-in for your exam

You can begin the check in process up to 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

Ready to check-in for your exam? Sign in now

Need help on exam day?

Additional information

All communication with the proctor is done in English, unless you see the "Select proctor language" page during the scheduling process.

Country restrictions

OnVUE online proctored exam delivery has specific technical, system, environment, and testing protocol requirements, which may not be supported in some countries. Pearson VUE does not deliver online proctored exams in the following countries: China, Cuba, Iran, Japan, North Korea, Slovenia, South Korea, Sudan, Syrian/Arab Republic.


I understand that taking the CFRE exam via remote proctoring has received provisional approval from the accrediting body for the CFRE certification program. In the event that the accrediting body does not approve remote proctoring for the CFRE Exam past the provisional period, I understand that the accrediting body may require CFRE International to revoke my CFRE exam score as a condition of the CFRE certification program’s continued accreditation. In that event, I will receive one free retake of the CFRE exam at a testing center and have six months in which to retake the CFRE exam. If I do not retake the CFRE exam and receive a passing score within six months from the date of notification of the revocation of my CFRE exam score, my CFRE certification will be revoked, and no refund of my CFRE initial certification fee will be issued.

Last updated 2020-11-20