CFE and CVFM Designation

CFE & CVFM Designation

Full-time fair staff members, who are associated with an IAFE member fair, can qualify to receive the prestigious Certified Fair Executive designation.  Volunteer staff members who are associated with an IAFE member fair can likewise receive the Certified Volunteer Fair Manager designation.

CFE and CVFM designation recognizes excellence in the fair management field. CFEs and CVFMs are chosen based upon an extensive review and application process.

Certified Fair Executive (CFE)

The IAFE has granted over 500 Certified Fair Executives official CFE designation. CFE identifies you as an industry expert, a leader in the fair industry and one that has met the well-balanced CFE criteria. Looking to advance your career?  Join this elite group who feature CFE on their business cards! This designation is reserved for those that qualify, which includes but not limited to, having a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a full-time executive officer of a fair or state or provincial fair association. Application deadline January 15

Effective beginning with 2024 designee applicants, to qualify for CFE designation status, must be a graduate of the IAFE Institute of Fair Management (IFM)* 

*To review the required qualifications click on CFE qualification and applications tab below.

2023 CFE Applicaton has closed check back soon for 2024 information & Application 2023 CFE Recipients

Certified Volunteer Fair Manager (CVFM)

A relatively new industry designation, the IAFE has granted seven CVFM designations.  A very prestigious designation given to those that meet the criteria.  Recipients must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a volunteer in a management level position at a fair.  A management level position is defined as an officer, board member, department head or superintendent of a member fair. The applicants must also be a graduate of the IAFE Institute of Fair Management (IFM)* Application deadline June 1.

*To review the required qualifications, click on CVFM qualification and applications tab below.

2024 CVFM guidelines and Application will be available January 1 2022 CVFM recipients