AFA University 2020 – 100% Online for November 2020

Get ready for an all new online learning experience as we bring AFA University to you this fall. We are taking Sales Training School (STS) and Gate Automation Designer School (GADS) online so that you can both stay safe and boost your career from the comfort of your home.

AFA University Scholarships

Do you want to attend the AFA University? Do you have an employee you want to send? This is a great opportunity to help you or your employees gain valuable knowledge to further your career as a fence professional!

AFA in conjunction with its 19 chapters and the Education Foundation are offering scholarships to this year’s virtual AFA University:

  • Sales Training School (STS): November 3-5
  • Gate Automation Designer School (GADS): November 17-19

The deadline to apply for a scholarship was Friday, October 23, 2020.

Top-Notch Education For Industry Professionals

AFA University is the fence and gate industry’s premier educational opportunity, featuring four schools offering the highest quality industry training available in the United States. 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.

AFA University 2020 is a collection of two schools taught by the industry’s leading experts in these areas:

See the individual school pages for more specific information on who should attend as well as course content, schedule and fees.

Looking for our other three schools? We plan on returning with these in 2021 and will announce dates closer to then.

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.

More Information

For more information about AFA University, email

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