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The Certified Anti-Corruption Fellow (CACF) ® Management Credential

January 1, 2020

Updated on June 12, 2020

The CACF distinguishes students who are qualified to prevent, deter, and detect corruption. It is the only global certification process that enables students to engage in fighting corruption effectively, efficiently, and patriotically. The CACF certification process capitalizes on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and focuses mainly on the prevention of corruption.

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we replaced the two days CACF review course and exam with a blended online CACF review course. Though, we are committed to delivering the two days CACF review course and exam “when it is possible“!

Blended Online CACF Review Course

We replaced the two days CACF review course and exam with a blended online CACF review course. The following are the parameters of the blended online review course:

1- Duration: 45 days.

CACF candidates have 45 days to prepare for the CACF exam. During the course, they can contact The AACI’s experts to answer their questions.

2- Five Video Recorded Hours

Students shall have access to video-recorded classes that discuss the significant and important concepts of the CACF review textbook. The classes cover all the five parts of the CACF textbook.

3- Three Hours Online Live Session

On the last day of the review course, one of The AACI’s experts conducts a live session with the CACF candidates. The expert answers candidates’ questions, provides a final overview of the CACF textbook and provides them with important notes and remarks about the CACF exam.

4- Max 50 Students Per Class


The CACF is an anti-corruption certification that aims to help participating colleges and universities support their students to engage intelligently in the fight against corruption. Students shall attend an intensive two days CACF review course and exam.

The CACF exam is proctored and designed to test online the anti-corruption intelligence (ACI) of CACF candidates. ACI means “the minimum optimum knowledge a university student should have to avoid fraud and corruption intelligently.” Such knowledge includes the proper blend of internal control, anti-fraud, governance, decision making, and relevant international legal perspectives. The CACF emphasizes the concept of deterrence and prevention. 

CACF Syllabus

CACF Exam Dates and Enrollment

The exam dates are set in collaboration with participating colleges and universities. 

A CACF candidate shall register for the CACF via a participating college or university:

  1. A CACF candidate shall obtain a registration code from a participating college or university.
  2. The registration code is the password to register for the CACF on the Exam Unit’s portal.
  3. Upon registration, you will be able to download the current edition of the CACF Review textbook and start the practice session of the CACF exam.
  4. The participating college or university shall organize the exam registration, its logistics, and proctor the CACF online exam. 


    If the test center staff has questions about the identification presented, you may be asked for additional proof of identity. You may be refused access to an examination and forfeit the examination fee for that session if the staff believes that you have not proven your identity. Admittance to the test center and examination does not imply that your identification is valid or that your scores will be reported if subsequent investigations reveal impersonation or forgery. 

    Eligibility Requirements

    The eligibility requirements to become a CACF are the following:

    1. Completion of at least 90 (Ninety) semester credit hours of an academic degree at an accredited college or university, and
    2. Attendance of a two days CACF Review Course and Exam organized by a participating college or university, and

      NoteDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we replaced this requirement with the Blended Online CACF Review Course. 

    3. Passing the Certified Anti-Corruption Fellow (CACF) proctored online exam.

      Parameters of the CACF Exam

      1. It is a closed book and a proctored online exam.    
      2. The entire exam consists of 50 (Fifty) multiple choice and true/false questions.    
      3. It is limited to 65 (Sixty Five) minutes. Once you start the exam, it will stop automatically after 65 minutes.    
      4. You cannot pause and resume later.    
      5. You must attempt each question to move forward. However, you will not be able to go backward.    
      6. You can take the exam twice: the first one is on the second (final) day of the CACF Review Course and Exam, and the second time before December 31 of the year you attended the review course. Should you pass the exam, you will not be eligible to sit for it one more time.
      7. The passing score on the exam is 75% or 38 questions out of 50.
      8. When you pass the exam, you may download the CACF certificate.

      CACF Review Course and Exam Fee

      Each participating college and university discloses the fee to its students. 

      Each CACF candidate shall receive:

      1. CACF Review textbook (PDF format). It is unprintable with all intellectual property rights reserved to The AACI.
      2. Two days intensive review course.

        NoteDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we replaced this requirement with the Blended Online CACF Review Course.

      3. One session of 15 practice questions
      4. One second chance to sit for the exam in case one fails in the first exam session.
      5. CACF certificate when you pass the exam (PDF format)

      Intensive Two Days CACF Review Course and Exam

      1. It is an expert-led review course that aims to enable CACF candidates to pass the exam.
      2. The AACI approves the expert who delivers the review course. The expert shall be a Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM).
      3. The latest edition of the CACF Review textbook is the only approved textbook to use in class.

      For further information, contact us.

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