One Week of Top-Notch Education

Whether you are new to the industry or a long-time professional, AFA University offers something for everyone. We offer a variety of schools and certification opportunities in all subject areas to help our members stay up-to-date with emerging industry trends and new technologies. If you are looking to improve your technical skills, advance your career and stand out in your industry market, then AFA University is for you.

Registration is now open! The November 4-9, 2018 schedule is posted below for your convenience.

 
 

Schedule of Events

Full class schedules with room assignments will be distributed at on-site registration on Sunday, November 4.

Sunday, Nov. 4 Monday, Nov. 5 Tuesday, Nov. 6 Wednesday, Nov. 7 Thursday, Nov. 8 Friday, Nov. 9
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Note: Daylight
Savings Time ended
Sun, Nov 4, 2:00 AM
Breakfast,
Capitol Ballroom
Breakfast,
Capitol Ballroom
Breakfast,
Capitol Ballroom
Breakfast,
Capitol Ballroom
Breakfast,
Capitol Ballroom
8:00 AM – 12:15 PM   AGSD / FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
AGSD / FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM   Lunch,
Capitol Ballroom
Lunch,
Capitol Ballroom
Lunch,
Capitol Ballroom
Lunch,
Capitol Ballroom
Lunch,
Capitol Ballroom
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM AGSD / FCBS / FIS / OIS
On-Site Registration,
Grand Foyer
AGSD / FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
AGSD / FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
FCBS / FIS / OIS
Class
FIS Class
CFC Exam
CFP Exam
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM           CAGOI Review
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM     CAGSD Exam     CAGOI Exam
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AGSD / FCBS / FIS / OIS
Welcome Reception,
Capitol Foyer

Dinner (-8:30 PM),
Capitol Ballroom

Dinner,
Capitol Ballroom
AGSD Graduation &
Dinner,
Capitol Ballroom
Dinner,
Capitol Ballroom
Dinner,
Capitol Ballroom
FCBS / FIS / OIS Graduation &
Dinner,
Capitol Ballroom
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   First Aid Training
(optional add-on)
AGSD
Hotel Check-Out:
Wednesday morning
CPR Training
(optional add-on)
  FCBS / FIS / OIS
Hotel Check-Out:
Saturday morning

A Wise Business Investment

Employees: If you are passionate about your industry, it’s always important to invest in yourself and in your career. You can change the course of your professional future with a couple days off of work and a small investment in registration fees. Not sure how to ask your employer? Here is a sample letter to share with your employer and explain why attending AFA U is a wise business investment.

Business Owners: It could be a great investment to your business by sending your most promising employees to AFA University for career development. It doesn’t have to be risky: in exchange for employer-paid education, many employees guarantee they’ll stay with the company for a fair amount of time afterwards – or pay back costs. Here is a sample agreement that you can use with your employees.

Schools

AFA University Pricing

Register here

  Tuition
Includes: registration, materials, hotel (shared double room), and meals.
Housing Upgrade
  Member
(Send 3 or more employees from the same company and save 10% off school tuition.)
Non-Member Housing & Meals
(Shared double room)
Upgrade to
single/private room
Add Extra Night
(arrive day earlier / depart day later)
Fence Contractor Business School (FCBS) $1,849 $2,649 Check-in: Sun. Nov 4
Check-out: Sat. Nov 10
Meals: Sun: Welcome Reception & Dinner;
Mon-Fri: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
+$850 +$143.83/night
Operator Installer School (OIS) $1,849 $2,649 Check-in: Sun. Nov 4
Check-out: Sat. Nov 10
Meals: Sun: Welcome Reception & Dinner;
Mon-Fri: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
+$850 +$143.83/night
Fence Installation School (FIS) $2,349 $3,149 Check-in: Sun. Nov 4
Check-out: Sat. Nov 10
Meals: Sun: Welcome Reception & Dinner;
Mon-Fri: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
+$850 +$143.83/night
Automated Gate System Design (AGSD) School $899 $1,699 Check-in: Sun. Nov 4
Check-out: Wed. Nov 7
Meals: Sun: Welcome Reception & Dinner;
Mon-Tue: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
+$425 +$143.83/night
First Aid Training
or
CPR Training
$45 $45      

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AFA University Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing; no telephone requests will be honored. Requests may be submitted via email to: memberservices@americanfenceassociation.com.

Cancellation requests submitted on or before October 11, 2018: $100 cancellation fee

Cancellation requests submitted after October 11, 2018: No refund

Exam Pricing

  Member Non-Member
Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) Exam*
*Additional eligibility requirements apply. See CFC Program for more details.
$750 $375**
**Special one-time only introductory rate.
Certified Fence Professional (CFP) Exam***
***Additional eligibility requirements apply. See CFP Program for more details.
$250 $595
Certified Automatic Gate Operator Installer (CAGOI) Exam**** $250
Certified Automatic Gate Systems Designer (CAGSD) Exam**** $200
****New for 2018: The CAGOI and CAGSD exams will be offered in both English and Spanish. Select your preferred language during registration.

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Travel

Air Travel

AFA recommends that participants fly into DFW International Airport. All airlines fly into DFW International Airport, except Southwest. The Hilton Arlington is 11 miles from DFW and provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport (7:00 AM to 10:30 PM).

Southwest flies into Dallas Love Field, which is 20 miles from the Hilton Arlington and a ~$30 Uber/Lyft ride.

Arrival

Students are expected to arrive the afternoon of Sunday, November 4, prior to the Welcome Reception and Dinner at 6:00 PM.

Departure

AGSD Students are expected to attend all sessions, including the graduation dinner on Tuesday, November 6, in order to receive credit for attendance. Departures should be scheduled for Wednesday, November 7.

FCBS / FIS / OIS Students are expected to attend all sessions, including the graduation dinner on Friday, November 9, in order to receive credit for attendance. Departures should be scheduled for Saturday, November 10.

Hotel

Hilton Arlington
2401 East Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006

Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, TX in Arlington’s entertainment and business district and just south of DFW Airport, Hilton Arlington offers the complete hotel experience. AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, and Texas Live are all just a few minutes away. Hotel amenities include:

  • Complimentary Shuttle to DFW Airport Hotel and businesses within a 3-mile radius
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-room Coffee Maker and Mini-Refrigerator
  • Fitness Room and Heated Pool
  • 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
Hilton Arlington TX

Sponsorships/Promotional Opportunities

AFA University would not be successful without the support of our sponsors. AFA offers several ways to promote your brand to current and potential customers. Consider being a school sponsor or material donor.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

First Aid & CPR Training Sponsor

OIS Hat Sponsor & AGSD Hat Sponsor

Pen Sponsor