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Franchise University offers a wide range of educational programs for individuals who want to learn more about franchising, for prospective franchisees, for franchise executives committed to continuing education and professional advancement, and others. All browsers work at this site: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. If you are having difficulty with a particular version of IE, please try another browser. It is very important to be sure your Pop Up blockers are turned off for whatever browser you are using

To print your certificates log back into Franchise University and on your Welcome page you will see a green Certificate button next to courses you have completed which you can print or save as a PDF.

Below are several FREE courses. Simply click on the Register button to create your account.


The Franchise Toolkit — is a free course for individuals looking to buy a franchise. It's a series of six tools that provide a comprehensive guide to making the right franchise decision.


The ICFE Study Guide Review Exercises is a free series of exercises for franchise executives to help them prepare for the CFE Exam. The Guide is available in two options—download ($45) or print on demand for a hard copy ($160 including shipping). To order the Guide, call 1-800-543-1038. Ask for product 3045. There are no CFE credits for taking the review exercises. Credits are awarded only for successful completion of the CFE Final Exam.


Introduction to Profit Mastery is a free course that presents the primary causes for business failure and how to avoid them.

Franchising Basics
This course is designed to provide individuals with a comprehensive introduction to franchising - especially those individuals who are considering investing in a franchise as a business opportunity. The course describes how franchising works as a business methodology, the questions to ask, the laws and regulations that apply to franchising, the companies and types of businesses that comprise the franchising field, the advantages and disadvantages of franchising, the many different forms of franchising, and sources of additional information.


Franchise University offers many "Video-On-Demand" courses, including speaker presentations, PowerPoint slides and downloadable materials from IFA and CFE sessions presented at the Annual Convention and throughout the year. The IFA FRAN-GUARD™ compliance program and an EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS series are also available by visiting ifa.bizvision.com.

Start your learning journey today to explore a wide array of knowledge resources.

To print your certificates log back into Franchise University and on your Welcome page you will see a green Certificate button next to courses you have completed which you can print or save as a PDF.


CFE CANDIDATES MAY NOT COMPLETE MORE THAN 1,500 OF THEIR REQUIRED EDUCATION CREDITS VIA ONLINE COURSES.




























 
 
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Franchise University/
Franchise Education and Research Foundation


The Franchise Education and Research Foundation, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The Foundation is supported through the generous contributions of IFA members and others. All contributions are tax deductible.

Mission: To advance franchising and the free enterprise system by -
• Increasing the knowledge and professional standards of all members of the franchising community.
• Educating the next generation of franchising practitioners.
• Increasing recognition of franchising's key role in the free enterprise system.
• Providing comprehensive information and research about important developments and trends in franchising.


For more information about the Franchise Education and Research Foundation, click here.
IFA Educational Foundation.


Video on Demand Courses
Franchise University also offers many "Video-on-Demand" courses, including speaker presentations, PowerPoint slides and downloadable materials from IFA and CFE sessions presented at the Annual Convention and throughout the year. The IFA FRAN-GUARD™ compliance program and an EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS video series are also available by visiting ifa.bizvision.com.


CFE



The mission of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives™ (ICFE) is to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education. ICFE offers a wide range of continuing education programs for professional development. Meeting the requirements of the program and completing the course of study leads to the Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) designation.

This career development program offers franchising professionals the opportunity to learn, grow professionally, and reach a recognized standard of excellence in the franchising community.

Hear what other franchise executives say about the CFE program.

E-Learning Courses for CFE Credits

Franchise University offers e-learning courses recognized for CFE credits. Once you have registered at Franchise University, you can access these courses from the course catalog. To print your certificates log back into Franchise University and on your Welcome page you will see a green Certificate button next to courses you have completed which you can print or save as a PDF.

CFE Final Exam

To help prepare for the CFE Final Exam, you can also choose the free CFE Study Guide—Review Exercises from the course catalog. After completing the CFE Study Guide—Review Exercises, you can purchase the Final Exam from the course catalog. Successful completion of the Final Exam earns 300 CFE credits. Completion is a mandatory requirement to receive the CFE designation. THE ICFE FINAL EXAM IS AVAILABLE BY Clicking Here



The ICFE Study Guide for Franchise Executives covers all aspects of franchise management in 21 chapters authored by subject matter experts on the core topics of the CFE program. The Guide is designed for start-up to mature franchise systems to augment the training of your management team. Self-paced, self-study, easy-to-use guide with additional references and resources. The Guide is available in two options—download ($45) or print on demand for a hard copy ($160 including shipping). To order the Guide, call 1-800-543-1038. Ask for product 3045. There are no CFE credits for taking the review exercises. Credits are awarded only for successful completion of the CFE Final Exam.

CFE Credits

If you are a candidate in the CFE program, to receive CFE credits for courses, you must send the Certificate of Course Completion by fax or email to the CFE Program Director, Rose DuPont—Rose DuPont, or fax: 202-628-0812. CFE CANDIDATES MAY NOT COMPLETE MORE THAN 1,500 OF THEIR REQUIRED EDUCATION CREDITS VIA ONLINE COURSES.






















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