Become a Certified Franchise Executive

Participants in the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program will complete an impressive array of course offerings in business development, franchise management, and leadership to gain insights into franchise strategy and operations. This program is designed to provide  information about all phases of franchising to assist emerging organizations that are just starting their journey while helping more established leaders understand how to successfully cultivate a growing enterprise.

Enroll Today to Become a Certified Franchise Executive 

The next step to a successful career starts now. Enroll and earn the CFE designation by accumulating education, participation, and core credits in areas that interest you and pertain to your goals.

Benefits of the Certified Franchise Executive program

Industry Recognition and Professional Standing: A symbol of leadership and accomplishment, the CFE designation is highly regarded and will raise your profile within the franchising community by demonstrating your years of experience, commitment to growth, and a desire to continually meet challenges. 

Peer Networking: The CFE Program combined with IFA events creates rich opportunities for you to network with industry professionals. Everyone wins when we share ideas and best practices.

Commitment to Franchising: The CFE designation will exemplify your commitment and passion for franchise management within the larger franchising community.

Personal Skills: The CFE program will help you learn the latest trends in order to stay competitive, build your personal brand and network, while honing the franchise management skills you need to succeed.

David Chandler, CFE
David Chandler, CFE
Senior Director of Strategic Programs
Senior Helpers

“The CFE program has provided me with invaluable knowledge to better support our franchisees at Senior Helpers. Strengthening my skills in franchise law, finance, marketing, ethics, and strategy has equipped me with the tools and confidence to guide our franchisees in achieving their goals and to provide better care for our clients. I am appreciative of the leadership at IFA for the CFE program they developed and the connections I have made during my CFE journey.”



Any Questions? Contact Brittney.

Brittney Cosby

Senior Manager, Certification Programs, International Franchise Association