Certified Fence Professional

Want to set yourself apart from industry competition? Consider obtaining your Certified Fence Professional (CFP).

What is a CFP

The Certified Fence Professional (CFP) designation recognizes individuals who have a good understanding of specifications, product quality and installation techniques that help assure a first-class product for the customer. The program will increase your awareness of the fence industry and your community.

Who can be a CFP?

The CFP program is designed for manufacturers, suppliers, owners, project managers, estimators, and internal office personnel.

How do I become a CFP?

  1. Complete and submit an application with appropriate fee for approval

  2. a. Eligibility is based on a combination of education level and time in the fence industry or related field
    b. Attach a copy of resume

  3. Once approved, AFA staff will provide by mail

  4. a. ASTM Standards for Fence Materials and Products
    b. Additional electronic resources on a flash drive

  5. Register for the comprehensive four-hour examination, which is administered periodically throughout the year including at the annual FENCETECH

  6. Exam

  7. a. Open-book multiple-choice test
    b. Please bring a pen or pencil to complete the exam
    c. Applicants can bring a calculator
    d. Exam results are typically disseminated within two weeks of the exam

  8. Results

  9. a. If applicant passes the exam, the CFP designation is applicable for three (3) years
    b. If applicant fails the exam, he/she is eligible to retest at no cost within two (2) years

Apply to be a CFP Today

Get started by downloading, completing, and submitting your application. Please mail the completed application along with your fee payment to:
American Fence Association
6404 International Parkway
Suite 2250-A
Plano, TX 75093

Download the certification application

CFP Recertification

The CFP must recertify every three years by completing and submitting the recertification application with appropriate documentation. The CFP must earn a minimum of 50 points with a mandatory continuing education requirement.

If you have questions regarding qualified events or points awarded, contact AFA at (800) 822-4342.

Download the recertification application