How do I enroll for the CFE Program?

The CFE Program offered through the Canadian Franchise Association will officially launch in September 2020. We are now accepting pre-enrollments for the program. To enroll for the CFE Program, simply complete an enrollment form and submit to mlowry@cfa.ca. Once received, you will receive confirmation within two (2) business days.

What are the benefits of the CFE Program?

Industry Recognition and Professional Standing: A symbol of leadership and accomplishment, the CFE designation is highly regarded and will raise your profile within the franchising community, by demonstrating your years of experience, commitment to growth, and a desire to continually meet challenges.

Peer Networking: The CFE Program combined with CFA events creates rich opportunities for you to network with industry professionals. Everyone wins when we share ideas and best practices.

Commitment to Franchising: The CFE designation will exemplify your commitment and passion for franchise management within the larger franchising community.

Personal Skills: The CFE program will educate you on the latest trends to stay competitive, build your personal brand and network, while honing the franchise management skills you need to succeed.

How long will it take to complete the CFE Program?

Participants in the CFE Program have three years from the date of their enrollment to complete their designation. The time to complete the program will vary based on the individual’s schedule, however on average, most participants will complete the required 3,500 credits within two (2) years.

If you pre-enroll for the program, your three-year term will officially start when the program launches in September 2020.

How many credits to I need to receive the CFE designation?

Participants in the CFE Program need 3,500 credits to receive the CFE designation. Credit requirements are broken out as follows: 2,500 Education credits; 500 Participation credits; and 500 Experience credits.

How do I earn the different types of CFE credits?

Credits for the CFE Program are broken out into three main categories: Education, Participation and Experience. These credits can be earned in different ways.

Experience: These credits are assigned based on an applicant’s work experience in franchising.

Education: These credits are assigned through the completion of live and online education. Live education includes in-person events like the CFA National Convention and special CFE accredited seminars; online education includes online courses such as Profit Soup, Profit Mastery and Franklin Covey.

Participation: These credits are assigned through participation at live events. Participation credits can also be received through attending CFA webinars both live and on-demand.

How do I earn the different types of CFE credits?

Credits for the CFE Program are broken out into three main categories: Education, Participation and Experience. These credits can be earned in different ways.

Experience: These credits are assigned based on an applicant’s work experience in franchising.

Education: These credits are assigned through the completion of live and online education. Live education includes in-person events like the CFA National Convention and special CFE accredited seminars; online education includes online courses such as Profit Soup, Profit Mastery and Franklin Covey.

Participation: These credits are assigned through participation at live events. Participation credits can also be received through attending CFA webinars both live and on-demand.

What if I am already registered for the CFE Program through the International Franchise Association (IFA)?

If you are already registered for the CFE Program through the IFA, you can continue working towards your designation and now receive credits for your participation in CFA events and educational opportunities as well.