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CAFS® is designed as a self-study program and everything you need is included in the Reference and Study Guides. If you learn better through audio and visual aides, however, NAFA offers an enhanced enrollment package which includes 3 to 4 hours of recorded webinars (slides and audio) for each module.
 

The Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS®) program gives candidates the option of selecting any four of the eight disciplines to complete within a two-year period based on their education or employment needs.

  1. Business Management
  2. Maintenance Management
  3. Risk Management
  4. Professional Development
  5. Asset Management
  6. Financial Management
  7. Information Management
  8. Vehicle Fuel Management

The CAFS program is open to any individual with at least one year experience in any fleet-related position, as well as those enrolled in a college or university program in a fleet-related course of study. Those who successfully complete four disciplines are eligible to continue their studies in the remaining disciplines to earn their CAFM® designation.

Successful completion of four (4) of the above discliplines will earn the candidate the designation of Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS). 
 

PRICING

10% Discount on the Bundled Membership and Enrollment price
  • NAFA Membership & CAFS Enrollment: $900
NAFA Bootcamp Webinars Included FREE for all Enrollees
  • $500 enhanced enrollment package which includes 3 to 4 hours of recorded webinars (slides and audio) on selected modules.

ENROLLMENT PERIOD & EXTENSIONS

Initial registration in the CAFS program is for two (2) years. Candidates are expected to pass all four (4) disciplines within two years of enrollment. Candidates in the in the CAFS program may request up to one (1) one-year extension if they are actively testing within the prior year.

CERTIFICATION EXAMS

NAFA’s new Computer Based Testing (CBT) platform will provide CAFM®/CAFS® certification students with an improved exam taking experience – from the comfort of your own office or home.

NAFA has implemented a CBT platform to allow those enrolled in CAFM and CAFS certification programs more flexibility when taking exams.

You will no longer need to schedule to test in a testing center and instead can test on your company or personal computer. This is made possible through the Artificial Intelligence (AI) proctoring feature that is embedded in the platform. The embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI) proctoring ensures secure testing in your location. This will significantly improve the convenience of earning your CAFM®/CAFS®.
 
The structure and content of the CAFM exams has not changed – only the delivery and the proctoring methods. Here are some of the exam fundamentals:
 
  • Each exam has 50 questions
  • All questions are multiple choice
  • The candidate is allocated 60 minutes to complete each exam (if special accommodations are required, please contact NAFA 45 days in advance of testing)
  • Candidates will be notified if they pass or fail upon completion of the exam

RECERTIFICATION

CAFM®/CAFS® graduates must submit to the Recertification process every five years to maintain an active status. Graduates are notified in writing of Recertification requirements a few months prior to due date.  Graduates must complete and return CAFM®/CAFS® Recertification Guidelines along with $150 Recertification fee to NAFA Headquarters by formal due date to maintain the designation. For your convenience, there is an electronic version of those guidelines available by clicking here. While early submissions are appreciated, they will not be processed until the month recertification is due.
 

Individuals who do not acquire sufficient maintenance points for recertification by formal recertification date will be notified in writing of suspension from using the CAFM®/CAFS® designation and will no longer be recognized as a CAFM®/CAFS® and, therefore, must resubmit to the entire certification process. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed on an individual basis.

The Certification Board suggests that graduates keep a designated Recertification file to collect and document all professional education and community activities. You may also want to review your file and accumulated points annually to assess remaining points needed to successfully meet your Recertification requirements.

The requirements for CAFM® Recertification are 80 points while CAFS® Recertification requires 50 points.

cOLLEGE cREDIT

CAFS graduates may obtain college credit for their certification through Ferris State University (FSU) in Michigan, Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario and Ranken Technical College in Missouri.

The CAFS program is eligible for six college credits.

For more information on getting College credit for your CAFM/S designation, please contact dbarrouk@nafa.org.

WHO CAN ENROLL

The CAFS program is open to any individual with at least one year experience in any fleet-related position, as well as those enrolled in a college or university program in a fleet-related course of study. Those who successfully complete four disciplines are eligible to continue their studies in the remaining disciplines to earn their CAFM® designation.

HOW TO ENROLL

Download the CAFS application and return to the FleetPros Business Manager.

Click here to download the CAFS Application. 

QUESTIONS?

FleetPros Business Manager
800-667-6362
​business.manager@fleetpros.org