NAFA Announcement of Individualized Fleet Education Certificate Program

Sept. 1, 2015

NAFA Fleet Management Association announced the launch of its new fleet education single certificate program. This certificate program will empower more fleet professionals to take advantage of the industry standard in fleet knowledge.

NAFA’s individual certificates of completion offer education on the individual fleet disciplines that comprise the Certified Automotive Fleet Management (CAFM) curriculum will now be available in segmented form, with a certificate of completion for the student after successfully testing on each fleet discipline of their choice.

This program allows professionals working outside of or in conjunction with fleet to access education developed by the leading fleet education provider in the industry.

“Fleet professionals strive to be the best in their careers, yet some students required more time-flexibility and more accessibility,” said NAFA CEO Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “With this new program individuals can enroll in only the courses of study they currently need. What’s even more exciting is that now professionals outside of fleet, in departments such as risk management, and procurement and sourcing, can benefit from the most-trusted, most-respected fleet education in the industry.”

Enrolling in as many or as few programs as needed empowers professionals and helps to manage the time they spend with study. NAFA’s new certificate program helps develop advanced fleet knowledge should the student decide to pursue the separate CAFM designation later.

This announcement coincides with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of its CAFM certification program. The CAFM program is a self-study course that educates fleet professionals on the various disciplines of fleet management including asset management, business management, financial management, information management, maintenance management, professional development, risk management and vehicle fuel management.

Since beginning in 1984 as the Certified Fleet Manager (CFM) program, and subsequently evolving into the CAFM program in 1989, over 600 additional fleet managers have completed the program. There are currently more than 1,000 fleet managers, industry suppliers, and students in process of attaining CAFM certification.

“NAFA’s certificate program helps fleet professionals right now and puts them in a tremendous position later when they accept the CAFM challenge,” Russo said. “It can make a significant difference for professionals outside of fleet that need a trustworthy source for information. We feel this will enable a larger, better-educated work force to achieve so much more in their careers.”