To earn the status of Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM), fleet professionals must demonstrate their expertise by passing a series of comprehensive examinations that cover eight disciplines of automotive fleet management. It's not an easy certification to earn, but NAFA's CAFM Boot Camps can help.
This fall -- for the first time ever -- NAFA will be holding Boot Camps in both America and Canada.
- September 17-19, 2013 -- Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, Canada
- October 25-27, 2013 -- Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Ariz.
"Boot Camps are intense forums where certification students can get face-to-face instruction on some of the more difficult concepts in the course materials," said NAFA's executive director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "The Boot Camp is geared towards helping students prepare for their exams, while simultaneously helping them to become well-rounded and highly knowledgeable fleet professionals."
Students already enrolled in the certification program can pay an extra fee to test the day before, get their results, and test the day after the Boot Camp; however, attendees do not need to be enrolled in the CAFM program to benefit from the Boot Camp. Each Boot Camp helps fleet professionals develop the basic understanding of successful fleet management – principles that will be invaluable for them throughout their career. The Boot Camps are also an excellent way for fleet professionals to get a glimpse inside the CAFM program to see if it's something they wish to pursue.
Subjects covered in the CAFM program include Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Professional Development, Vehicle Fuel Management, Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, and Risk Management. In addition to the CAFM program, NAFA offers the CAFS certification, which gives candidates the option of selecting one of three discipline sets based on their education or employment needs.
"Learning about all aspects of fleet, even those that I don't touch in my day-to-day job, has given me the essentials needed to work in fleet just about anywhere, which is a great asset," said a recent CAFM graduate.