- Become Certified
|Frequently Asked Questions|
How do I become certified with GAFM?
You must meet the requirements of the specific certification that your'e applying for.
How do I know if I meet the certification requirements?
Click here to complete a member profile and submit your supporting documents including your resume. You'll also find certification requirements guidelines on the website, however we recommend submitting your information to us for review.
What happens after I submit my information?
GAFM will review your qualifications. If you meet the qualifications we'll notify you and provide instructions for submitting payment. If you don't meet the qualifications we'll provide you with guidance for achieving certification.
How do I go about submitting my information to GAFM?
Click here to complete the application process.
Do I pay a fee to apply and submit my information?
There is no fee for submitting your information, or for our subsequent review of your qualifications.
What certifications does GAFM offer?
We offer many certifications that you can view here, however this list is not comprehensive. We're continually adding new certifications.
What if there's a certification I'm seeking and I don't see it on your website?
Contact us and we'll let you know if that certification is or will become available in the future.
How much does a certification cost?
Certification fee is $349.00 plus $29.00 shipping, and they're valid for 2 years.
What happens to my certification after 2 years and can I renew?
When your certification reaches expiration you may renew on a yearly basis for $199.00 plus $29.00 shipping, per year.
May I hold more than one certification at a time?
Yes, you may hold multiple GAFM certifications simultaneously.
How do I apply for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. certification?
We'll review your submission and respond. If you qualify for the certification(s) we'll provide you with instructions for submitting payment. If you don't qualify we'll provide guidance on how to meet the requirements.
What if I don't meet the qualifications and I need additional training or degrees?
GAFM partners with numerous universities and certification training centers world-wide. Click on the Education menu of our website for a wealth of resources.
What is the process for submitting payment for my certification?
Once you've been approved for a particular certification we'll provide instructions for activating your certification and submitting payment.
What's the difference between a New Certification and a Renewal Certification?
A new certification costs $349.00 plus $29.00 shipping, is valid for 2 years. Renewal of a certification is $199.00 plus $29.00 shipping and is valid for 1 year.
After I've completed my purchase, then what?
Your certificate will be professionally printed and shipped to you. Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. We'll mail your certificate to the address you entered in your member profile on the website.
How Can I Replace a Lost or Damaged Certificate?
You may order a replacement Certificates in our online store. Click here for details. You'll need to sign in to the website to purchase.
We welcome you to browse our website and if you need additional questions answered, feel free to contact us. We're here to help you achieve certification!