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All CFEs must  renew their certification every three years. To maintain the CFE designation, CFEs must accumulate 1200 CFE credits during the three-year period as follows - Participation (500 credits), Experience (300 credits, 100 credits per year), Course Requirements (400 credits).

CFEs should keep a record of credits earned towards certification which they will need to submit at the time of their renewal.  Please refer to the Re-Certification Credits Template below for keeping track of credits.  You may also refer to the CFE Recertification Calendar to identify programs, seminars, etc. that have CFE credits.

Effective February 1, 2014 all recertifying CFEs must complete the IFA FRAN-GUARD program either at one of the ICFE convention special sessions or online at IFA Franchise University.


Re-Certification It's As Easy as 1, 2, 3
Re-Certification Application Form 
Re-Certification Credits Template 
CFE Master Calendar    

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“I am a CFE because…

I believe ongoing education is essential.”

“There are no other educational programs offered that meet the needs of the franchise professional as well as those offered by IFA through the Certified Franchise Executive program.  Our company has five CFEs on staff and eight more employees are currently enrolled in the CFE program working toward their certification.  In addition, the sharing of ideas by others to address the challenges one faces as a franchisor is invaluable.”

Renee Poehlman, CFE

American Poolplayers Association, Inc.

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