IAF Certification Fee Policies

GENERAL

Membership

  • IAF Programmes are available only for members
  • Fees do not include IAF Membership

Fee policy

  • All funds are non-refundable/non-transferable
  • Fees are applied consistently around the world
  • Travel and accommodation (if needed) are the responsibility of the candidate
  • IAF does not negotiate application fees

Support to members

Fee Deadlines

  • Fees are due according to published document deadlines and/or in correspondence from the office.

Payment Methods

  • Online – a link will be provided to you upon receipt of your application
  • By mail - payment may be made by mail if paying by cheque or money order
  • Wire transfer – bank details will be provided to you upon receipt of your application

 

IAF Mentoring programme

Mentee application fee

  • The application fee for mentees is $100 USD

Mentor application fee

  • Mentors offer their time to the programme on a voluntary basis

Cancellation/Withdraw Fees

  • No refund will be possible after the starting of the mentoring relationship.

 

IAF Endorsed™ Facilitator

Application fee

  • Application fee is $500 USD
  • The fee is reduced to $400 USD for applicants that have completed the Mentoring programme within two years prior to the date of the application.

Cancellation/Withdraw Fees

  • Applicants that decide to withdraw prior to the start of the online examination will be provided a refund of $150* USD to defray administrative costs.
  • No refunds will be possible after the completion of the online examination.

 

IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator (CPF)

Application Fee for new candidates

  • The application fee for candidate is $2,500 USD

CPF Validity

  • CPF is valid for four years after the date of successful completion. Recertification is required to remain certified.

Cancellation/Withdraw Fees

  • In the event the candidate elects to withdraw prior to the Stage 2 (part II & part III) document deadline, candidates will be provided a refund less $850* USD to defray administrative costs.
  • Should a candidate withdraw from a CPF event after the Stage 2 (part II & part III) document deadline, the application fee is non-refundable/non-transferable.
  • No Shows: No refunds will be made for a candidate who registers for the CPF assessment but does not cancel or attend the Stage 2 assessment.
  • In the case that IAF elects to cancel the certification event, IAF will provide the candidate a full refund of their application fee.

Postponement Fee

  • In rare circumstances, IAF may, at its discretion, approve a request to postpone assessment for a candidate before the Stage 2 (part II & part III) document deadline.
  • In such cases, the candidate may be charged a fee of $350* USD to defray administrative costs
  • Candidates cannot postpone the assessment after the Stage 2 (part II & part III) document deadline.

 Application fee for   returning deferral

  • The application fee for returning deferrals is $850 USD for candidates that apply within 2 years from the date of deferral.

 Application fee for       Incomplete due to     Technical Issues

  • The application fee for a candidate who started but did not complete their CPF assessment due to technical issues is $850 USD for candidates that apply within 2 years from the date of the incomplete assessment.

Appeals

  • An individual wishing to appeal result of the assessment will submit a Notice of Appeal to the Certification Manager, within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of the written feedback report.
  • Grounds for an appeal: An applicant can appeal the result of the assessment if they believe that the assessment process was conducted unfairly. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide specific details to support their assertion that the assessment process was conducted unfairly. Merely disagreeing with the result is not grounds for an appeal.
  • Appeal fee: The fee for lodging an appeal against the result of the assessment is $850 USD. If the appeal is upheld in favour of the candidate, the $850 USD will be refunded to the candidate. If the appeal is rejected the $850 USD will not be refunded. 

 

 
 

IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator (CPF) Recertifications

Validity of the CPF

  • CPF is valid for four years after the date of successful completion. A recertification is required to remain certified.

Recertification at the same level

  • The recertification fee is $400* USD

CPF Recertification at Master or Emeritus level

  • For both accreditations the application fee is $500 USD

Expired certifications

  • If certification lapses, it is possible to re-apply and a fee of $150 USD per year lapsed would be required in addition to the application fee.
  • A brief explanation as to why the certification has expired would also be required.
  • If the certification has been expired for more than four years, the member would be required to start the certification process from the beginning.
 
 

IAF Endorsed™ Facilitation Training Programme

Stage 1 application fee

  • Application fee for Stage 1 assessment: $300 USD

Stage 2 application fee

  • Application fee for Stage 2 assessment (to be submitted after passing Stage 1): $2,600 USD

Resubmission

  • Resubmission of applications declined at stage 1: $300 USD
  • Resubmission of applications declined at stage 2: $2.600 USD
  • Resubmission of a lapsed programme for new Endorsement: $2,600 USD

 * IAF reserves the right to alter fees without notice.

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