Gain a professional edge through AFA’s education programs.

We have dedicated significant volunteer and financial resources to achieve our vision of lifting up the fence and access control industry through education and certification. Our comprehensive schools, certifications and other training programs offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career and gain recognition for your commitment to professional growth.

These schools also help differentiate you and your business in the competitive marketplace, giving your customers assurance that work will be done properly and in accordance with current standards and best practices.

Automated Gate System Designer School (AGSD)

Learn how to properly design an automated gate operator system in compliance with all automated gate and gate operator standards and prepare for the CAGSD exam and certification.

Offered at: AFA University in November and FENCETECH in February/March.

Fence Contractor Business School (FCBS)

This course reviews the menu of fence industry topics, including Business Practices, Disciplines, and Core Trade Practices, to help prepare the individual for the most comprehensive credential available: the Certified Fence Contractor (CFC).

Offered at: AFA University in November.

Fence Installation School (FIS)

Learn the best practices and standards-based installation techniques through our Certified Fence Installer Curriculum.

Offered at: AFA University in November.

Operator Installer School (OIS)

This intensive one-week course combines a small class size with the practicality of both classroom and hands-on instruction that covers nine topics of gate installation. Curriculum is beneficial in achieving the CAGOI.

Offered at: AFA University in November.

Sales Training School (STS)

Find out how to determine customer needs and deliver the products and services to not only meet, but exceed those needs in this intense program led by some of the industry’s most successful sales experts.

Offered at: FENCETECH in February/March.