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Certified Professional Supervisor®


Focusing the efforts of other professionals and resources into sustainable solutions that move strategic goals forward illustrates sills that can be applied to any business setting, making the CPS a credential applicable to any industry. Professionals holding the CPS credential possess the required demeanor and expertise to motivate and train front-line employees as well as their supervisors. Earning the AFE CPS demonstrates your readiness to be an integral contributor to the achievement of your organization's growth strategies.

Certify your Ability to Supervise a Work Environment

The AFE CPS credential validates your knowledge of the core competencies of managing personnel and departments within a facility.
  • Role of the Supervisor
  • Leadership & Motivation
  • Time Management & Planning
  • Communication Skills
  • Interviewing & Hiring
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Workplace Safety
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Problem Solving & Team Building
  • Business & Employment Law
  • Finance & Budgeting

Ideal candidates to apply for this Credential Program are:

  • Association Executives
  • Chief Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Facilities Managers
  • Government Agency Directors
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Operations Managers
  • Project Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Property Managers

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Work Experience
Eligibility 1:
2 Years of Management or Supervisor Experience with a total of 5 Years of Professional Work Experience
High School Diploma
Eligibility 2:
5 Years of Professional Work Experience in the field overall
High School Diploma

Work and educational references will be required on the application to verify eligibility. These eligibility requirements are to help ensure the optimal success for our program participants.  

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AFE CPS Application

What's my investment?


AFE members $1,500.00 non-members $2,000.00





 Application (Required)  $50.00  $100.00
 Review Packet (Optional)
 $125.00  $225.00
 Live Review Sessions - 3 Total (Optional)
 $900.00 $1,150.00
 Exam Fee (Required)
 $425.00 $525.00
 Retake Fee
 $125.00 $125.00
 Renewal Fee (Every 3 Years)
 FREE  $298.00

If you are not already an Active AFE Member at the time of applying your fees will be set to the Non-Member price. As a non-member applicant, the Exam fee includes a one-year membership with AFE which allows you to activate with a local chapter or interest group in your area. However, Credential Renewal fees do not include membership renewal. Membership renewal is annual. Credential renewal is every three years.

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