April 29th, 2023 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

CFRE Refresher: Spring 2023 (registration closed)

Speaker(s): Sophia Reid

Date: Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30

Time: Saturday: 9:00AM – 12:00PM EDT
            Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM EDT

Viewing Platform: Zoom – registrants will receive the event link with their confirmation email

Cost: $295.00 + HST for AFP Members; $395.00 + HST for Non-Members
Please note we need a minimum of 12 for the course to run.

Are you ready to write your CFRE Exam?

The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is pleased to host the AFP CFRE Refresher Course. The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program to assist in preparing for the CFRE Examination.

This online format takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the three to five year level. This course will not be presented in a lecture format and will be presented by fellow Fundraisers that have obtained their CFRE’s.

AFP highly recommends that the refresher course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam. Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.

Domains include:

  • Current & Prospective Donor Research
  • Securing the Gift
  • Relationship Building
  • Volunteer Involvement
  • Leadership & Management
  • Ethics, Accountability, and Professionalism

Participants Receive:

  • Approximately 8 hours of instruction
  • CFRE Refresher Course Manual
  • A certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • A head start for taking the CFRE Exam

Questions? Contact Katey Kelly at

Full participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is applicable for 7 points of CFRE Credit in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Registration is now closed for this event.


Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. However, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed specifically as a prep course for the exam. It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level.

AFP highly recommends that this refresher course be just one of the resources you use in preparing to take the CFRE exam. Your study should also include reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List. More specifically, the AFP CFRE Refresher Course focuses on both

  • refreshing the fundraising knowledge a professional already has, and
  • identifying and helping to fill in gaps in fundraising knowledge.

So, this Course is a most important step in the process of preparing for the CFRE Exam. However – avoid relying solely on this Course and this manual during your exam preparation! Successful candidates often participate in follow up study groups and spend time on their own studying for the exam. CFRE International provides a number of excellent resources, including a candidate handbook, the test-content outline, and a list of reading resources (also provided as handouts as a part of the Refresher Course), available at A practice exam is also available on a subscription basis for periods of either 30 or 90 days: The practice exam does not provide the answers to the exam questions one will face; rather, it primarily helps one understand how the questions are asked and the degree of difficulty involved. We encourage participants to take advantage of these additional resources!