FENCETECH 2021 announcement (12/22/2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be meeting in Nashville this February. Please see the FENCETECH homepage for more information.

FENCETECH 2021 Schools and Certifications

Take your career to new heights by attending a FENCETECH school or earning a new certification. The schools offered at FENCETECH 2021 are Sales Training School and Automated Gate Systems Designer School.

The certification options offered are the AFA Certified Fence Professional (CFP) and ACI’s Certified Fence Contractor (CFC), Certified Gate Automation Technician (CGAT), and Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD).

If you’d like to learn more about our other schools and certifications, we offer AFA University in the fall.


Gate Automation Designer School (GADS)

{formerly known as Automated Gate Systems Designer School (AGSD)}

Learn how to properly design an automated gate operator system in compliance with all automated gate and gate operator standards. This curriculum is beneficial in achieving the Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD) certification administered by the Accreditation & Certification Institute (ACI).

Sales Training School (STS)

Led by the industry’s most successful sales experts, this program delivers the products and services to accurately identify and then exceed the customer’s needs and expectations.


NEW! Certified Gate Automation Technician (CGAT)

The premier certification for gate installers. Take the first step to becoming a Master Certified Gate Automation Technician by taking the CGAT exam. This program is a prerequisite to the Master Certification. This credential is for individuals who have the experience, knowledge, safety awareness, professionalism and skills in the installation and servicing of automated gate systems.

NEW! Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD)

Keeping up with the industry market, the CGAD is the most comprehensive gate designer certification available to our industry. This certification recognizes those in the industry who exemplify an exceptional level of expertise in designing and layout of automated gate systems.

Certified Fence Contractor (CFC)

A Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) designation elevates your career and gives you the visibility as a fence industry expert in your community.

Certified Fence Professional (CFP)

The Certified Fence Professional (CFP) designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to quality and improving standards within the fence industry.