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The American Fence Association established the original Field Training School in 1978 and continues this tradition of training excellence under the current Fence Installation School. This course is ideal for new hires and installers with less than two years’ experience, although it is open to fence professionals of all levels. 

The course is also effective training for individuals in industry support roles, such as inside and outside manufacturer sales representatives with no previous fence installation experience.

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Philadelphia, PA
September 24, 2024 to September 26, 2024
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Tulsa, OK
November 3, 2024 to November 9, 2024
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Topics Covered

Fence Installation School is a week-long, intensive course that includes classroom work and hands-on installation training.

It covers the five fence disciplines:

Pre-course training on Core Topics of importance will be provided via the AFA Online Unversity via the Fence Fundamental Course. Some of the subjects covered in this online course include:

Students are also taught and given practice in delivering toolbox talks as part of their core training.

All Fence Installation School classes are taught by longstanding industry experts with extensive knowledge in the discipline. The students are divided into small teams so that each one of them can receive the individual attention they need to learn the basic installation skills in each fence discipline.

General Information

Hard hats, safety vests, and goggles are provided. Students should bring and wear steel-toed shoes and protective gloves, and are welcome to bring their own hard hats, vests, and safety goggles if they own them and prefer to use their own PPE.

Two Day FIS Classes

Fence Installation Schools that are offered in various locations around the United States for two days are an abbreviated version of the five-day school covering two of the five fence disciplines over two days. These schools are offered in multiple locations around the country. The disciplines offered vary depending on the session and the location. All upcoming two-day FIS classes are listed on AFA’s Events page.

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