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The skills that supervisors have are essential building blocks for effective leadership. AFE’s Certified Professional Supervisor (CPS) Program was built to develop and strengthen these foundational skills. The knowledge gained from the CPS program will ensure supervisors effectively execute and manage any situation necessary to perform the job.

CORE TOPICS

Role of Supervisor

Industrial Workplace and Safety

Communication Skills

Business and Industrial Law



Interpersonal Skills

Interviewing and Hiring

Introduction to Finance and Budgeting

Conflict Resolution



Leadership and Motivation

Time Management and Planning

Problem Solving and Team Building







EARN A CPS CERTIFICATION

1. Check Eligibility

There are two ways in which you can qualify for the CPS (Eligibility Matrix)

  1. A minimum of 2 years in plant/facility supervisory capacity
  2. A minimum 3 years in field overall
2. Apply

You can take the CPS exam at either (1) an AFE review program site or (2) at your workplace, using a proctor from your employer’s human resources. If that is not an option, a boss or supervisor may act as your proctor. If you take the exam at your facility you have two options, you can take it in either paper-based or on-line format. Test materials are forwarded to the proctor one day in advance of your exam date. Upon completion of the exam, the proctor will return the materials to the certification department for grading
a. AFE members can Apply Online b. Fill Out and Send Application i. Email: info@afe.org ii. Fax: 571.766.2142 iii. Post: 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102


Upcoming Review Courses

Upcoming Events


Costs Early bird registration ends 45 days prior to the start date of the review course. Regular registration ends 7 days prior to the start date of the review course.

  Self Study  Early Bird Registration  Regular Registration 
Member  $700  $829  $1,295
Non-Member  $910  $1,050  $1,595





RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATION

1. Check the Guidelines
Be sure to review the needed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to renew your certification (CPS Renewal Guidelines)

2. Apply

Members can renew their application online (Online Renewal)
You can also renew by filling out the (CPS Renewal Form) and sending it via:
i. Email: info@afe.org ii. Fax: 571.766.2142 iii. Post: 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102



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