Certified Franchise Executive™ Program: the gold standard for professional development in franchising

The Certified Franchise ExecutiveTM (CFE) program is the gold standard for professional development in franchising. Thousands of franchise professionals at every stage of their careers have reached new levels of professional success after achieving the CFE certification.

The Certified Franchise ExecutiveTM (CFE) program is a rigorous and comprehensive program designed to meet you where you are and increase your knowledge and growth exponentially. CFE candidates benefit from courses like Fran-Guard, a program that highlights the legal and business aspects of franchise sales, management, and compliance. Required coursework also includes the Foundations of Franchising course that takes candidates on a learning journey through franchise fundamentals, franchise law, HR infrastructure, leadership, and so much more. 

CFE courses and credit opportunities are easily accessible online at IFA Academy (IFA's new learning management system), in person at IFA events, and through multiple partner programs, events, and virtual learning opportunities.

Follow the links below to take the first step toward your future success. Become a Certified Franchise ExecutiveTM today.



Have Questions? Contact Sandie or Brittney.

Brittney Cosby

Senior Manager, Certification Programs, International Franchise Association