Certification

Vision: CAFA Members are the most valuable and trusted farm advisors in Canada.

Our members are in-demand and deliver more value to farm clients through continuous learning, improved skills, stronger networks and a passion for agriculture.

 

Certified Agricultural Farm Advisor

 

Why get certified?

Establishes your professional credibility.

Recognizes your specific farm expertise.

Verifies the skills and knowledge you need to provide farm advice.

Access to a growing network of farm professionals.

 

CAFA’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements

CAFA requires 20 CPD credits over a two-year period to earn and maintain your CAFA certification.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is mandatory for all CAFA members to maintain certification as a Certified Agricultural Farm Advisor. Members are required to earn a minimum of 20 CPD credits every two calendar years, 12 of which MUST come from attending chapter meetings or a provincial Farm Update.

As it is a membership requirement to earn CPD credits, those in non-compliance will lose their certification. Annual certification renewal requires a written declaration that CPD credits have been earned. We recommend that you track your CPD credits as random audits will occur.

 

3 credits for each chapter meeting attended when on the chapter executive.

2 credits for each chapter meeting and / or AGM attended. 2 credits to present at or arrange a speaker for a chapter meeting (when not on the chapter executive committee).

2 credits per presentation at a non-CAFA chapter meeting.

1/2 credit per hour of attendance at an agricultural workshop, seminar or conference to accumulative maximum of 8 credits.

Negotiated credits for completion of an agriculture or advisory-related university or college credit

7 credits for producing a webinar or podcast for CAFA use.

1 credit per hour of attendance at a CAFA conference.