Renewing your certification

The IFAI Professional Certification is valid for 5 years, after which it must be renewed. Continuing Education Units earned during that time period assure that each MFC or IFM is keeping up with new industry developments or techniques and also encourages industry involvement. IFAI provides many opportunities to earn the necessary 20 CEUs for renewal:

Education

Attend an IFAI-approved educational workshop/symposium
4 credits per full day (½ day = 2 credits) – No maximum credits

Presenter

Be a presenter at an IFAI educational workshop or symposium
2 credits per presentation – Maximum of 10 credits

Written article

Write an article for any of the IFAI magazines
2 credits per article – Maximum of 10 credits

Judge

Serve as a judge for an awards competition
1 credit per year of service – Maximum of 5 credits

Serve as a judge for the IFAI Certification Program
1 credit per year of service – Maximum of 5 credits

Board or committee member

Serve as an IFAI/division/country sector board member or committee member
1 credit per year of service – Maximum of 5 credits

Mentor or test proctor

Serve as a mentor or test proctor for the IFAI Professional Certification Program
1 credit per year of service – Maximum of 5 credits

Enter IFAI awards programs

Submit a project for any of the IFAI supported Awards Competitions (IAA, division or country sectors)
1 credit per year of service – Maximum of 5 credits