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Apply To Be IAF Certified™


April 2019

Becoming a CPF | Master

The IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator ǀ Master represents a more senior level of experience, as well as a broader engagement with advancing the field of facilitation (e.g., such activities as IAF Board / Committee involvement, conference organization, presentations, writing / publishing, teaching, mentoring, etc.). We recommend a minimum of 8 years as a CPF, prior to being considered for IAF CPF ǀ M.

This level is obtained at the time of re-certification.




Eligibility Requirements


Be a current IAF Member

Candidate will have been recertified at least twice as an IAF CPF

Candidate has been an IAF CPF for a minimum of 8 years

Evidence of at least six (6) workshops facilitated in past six (6) years

Provide evidence of professional development

Evidence of contribution to advancing the field of facilitation

Please review the application package for more details on requirements


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.




Every six (6) years

For more information, visit the Maintaining Your Certification page