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April 2019

Becoming a CPF | Emeritus

The IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator ǀ Emeritus is a designation granted to an IAF CPF or IAF CPF ǀ M when the person demonstrates the senior level of an IAF CPF ǀ M, however is no longer actively working as a professional facilitator, and who has made significant contributions to advancing the field of facilitation (e.g. publishing, teaching, mentoring, etc.) over the course of their career. This certification level is meant primarily for those who have retired, or are retiring, from actively facilitating.




Eligibility Requirements

Same prerequisites as an IAF CPF Master

Provide information that expresses reason for requesting Emeritus

  • Reason for no longer being an active / practicing professional facilitator
  • Intentions for continued engagement in furthering the field of facilitation


Steps to Obtaining Credential

Download and complete application forms: Part I & Part II

Submit application to and pay application fee

Application Fee

$500 USD*

*Application fees are non-refundable. Please click here for our Certification Fee Policies.


Once you achieve the Emeritus level, recertification is not required.