Fence Installation School

AFA’s Fence Installation School (FIS) provides best practices and standards-based installation techniques for individuals of all experience levels. FIS School is a five-day course with a combination of classroom learning focused on the FIS Core, and hands-on training focused on the five fence disciplines.

FIS School reviews the following fence disciplines:

  • Ornamental
  • Farm & Ranch
  • Chain Link
  • Wood
  • Vinyl

FIS Core reviews the following core learning disciplines:

  • Personal Safety
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Truck/Trailer Safety and Loading
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Site Reading & Layout
  • Introduction to Fence Welding
  • Post Hole Digging
  • Concrete Mixing
  • Post Setting
  • Resources and References


Who Should Attend the FIS School?

FIS School is appropriate for entry-level and more experienced fence installation professionals who want to learn standards-based installation techniques in the five fence disciplines.

When is FIS School Offered?

The five-day FIS School is offered annually at AFA University, typically held in November. Please visit the AFA University web page for specific dates and times.

The one and one-half day FIS Core is offered annually at FENCETECH, typically held in February. Please visit the FENCETECH web page for specific dates and times.


For questions regarding the Fence Installation School, contact Todd Thomas at 828-291-1579 or todd@americanfenceassociation.com.