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Providing credentialing services to the fence, deck, rail, automated vehicular gates, and access control industries

AFA credentials advance professionalism and consumer and safety awareness in these industries by offering certification and accreditation programs.

Certified Fence Contractor

Elevate your career and stand out in your community as a fence industry expert by earning your Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) designation.

CFC Next Steps
Certified Gate Automation Designer

Keeping up with the industry market, the CGAD is the most comprehensive gate designer certification available to our industry.

CGAD Next Steps
Certified Gate Automation Technician

The premier certification for gate installers. Take the first step to becoming a Master Certified Gate Automation Technician.

CGAT Next Steps
Certified Operations Manager

Strengthen your professionalism, your team, and your organization through the COM program, focusing on best practices for day-to-day operations at fence contracting companies.

COM Next Steps


The American Fence Association is soliciting applications for volunteer examination proctors across the United States. 

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Test Sites

Written examinations, hands-on demonstration testing, and other testing events may be scheduled in partnership with AFA events or those of their chapters or members.

How to Apply


Find answers to your questions about our credentialing programs.

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