A: You can expect to pay the following: $150 enrollment fee (valid for 6 years of participation). Courses are "pay-as-you-go." Except the following:
A: YES! Download a copy of the CFE Application and go to sections III and IV to see how Institute courses (and completion) will be counted.
A: CFE status has been achieved based largely upon participation in industry activities. Experience is recognized, but we believe everyone involved in today’s fairs should have an updated exposure to the process of business planning and how it can be beneficial to an organization such as fair which has been in existence for decades.
A: YES! Download a copy of the CVFM Application. Only Institute graduates are eligible to apply for the CVFM!
A: YES! Click this Scholarship link for more information.
A: Sending one or more of your fair’s board members to Institute courses will bring new ideas and professional, industry standards to your organization. Although we encourage you to enroll in the Institute in order to receive a diploma, remember that most of the courses will be offered to all members of the IAFE, regardless of enrollment status (exception – the courses at the annual Institute Summit).
A: Not every fair in the IAFE membership has the facilities, the community demographics, nor the desire to utilize the facilities and grounds for year-round events. However, for those that do, these courses will be important so that their representatives can learn how to move that area of operations from the status of "off-season" to the professional world of facilities management and marketing.
A: A CyberSeminar (also know as a webinar) is a live event presented simultaneously over the phone (like a conference call) and the Internet. Once registered for the session you will be sent an email from GoToWebinar with instructions to register in GoToWebinar. Once you have registered in GoToWebinar you will be provided an email (from GoToWebinar) with a link to the CyberSeminar as well as audio instructions. You must participate "live" IFM enrollees cannot complete these through recorded sessions. Registration costs for each CyberSeminar are by site, rather than by individual. However, each IFM enrollee is required to log-on individually. So, that means that the XYZ County Fair can register and then have as many people as possible view the CyberSeminar!
A: These are independent study courses that you do at your own pace, in your own time on-line. The FEMA courses are free (if you are a non-US citizen please contact Lori Hart at the IAFE office to get log-in instructions) and the Trained Crowd Manager course costs $15. Upon completion of all these courses you are issued a certificate and you will need to upload the certificate to you IFM account.