Alert:

This website is scheduled to undergo routine maintenance on Saturday, 21 May 5:00 p.m. CDT - Sunday, 22 May 3:00 a.m. CDT. During this time, you may not be able to schedule, reschedule or cancel test appointments. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Online testing for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

OnVUE logo

Test with confidence and convenience.

Take your exam online, on your schedule, from your own home.

Navigate your online testing experience with ease

Before test day

Run a system test

Complete a system test and exam simulation before exam day.*

Run system test

*Issues? Check out the technical requirements.

Choose your testing space

Find a private, distraction-free area to take your exam.

Get your space ready (Opens in new window)

Get your ID ready

Make sure your personal identification meets requirements.

View ID requirements

Once you’ve completed these preparatory steps, get familiar with the unique requirements for testing online.

For even more in-depth information, download our helpful guide to taking your exam online PDF (Opens in new window).

 Schedule, reschedule or cancel your exam. 

Manage exam appointment

On test day

STEP 1. Do any last-minute prep

Be sure your computer and internet pass the pre-exam system test. Clear your desk/workspace of prohibited items and prep your equipment. Get your ID ready to present. Review our Exam rules / testing advice for specifics.

STEP 2. Check in

You can begin the check-in process up to 30 minutes before to 15 minutes after your appointment time.  Get started here.  

STEP 3. Start your exam

While testing, it’s best to focus on the questions and not get distracted. Observe all the environmental and behavioral rules. If you need help during your exam, use the chat icon to request assistance.

Ready to check in for your exam? Sign in now

Testing policies, FAQs and more

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