Introduction

Introduction


Certification Candidate:

The Study Guides have been designed by the Certification Board to walk you through the modules of the certification program. If you are just starting your studies, you should ensure that you have access to the Study Guide, Reference Guide and all miscellaneous references for the module. You should then be able to answer all of the questions in the Study Guide.

The Study Guide is designed to highlight material from the references that is considered important. Please note, however that the Study Guide may ask a single question on a broad topic. You will be expected to know and understand the principle highlighted and then be able to apply it to a range of questions on that subject.

The tests that you will be writing contain application of knowledge questions rather than simple fact recall ones. This means that it is essential to fully answer the Study Guide, understand the material covered, and be able to apply the material to a fleet situation.

The Certification Board

 

The Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) program designation is the most recognized and well-respected certification program in the industry. The CAFM program is divided into eight disciplines, covering the essential core competencies of fleet management.

The CAFM is study guide curriculum consists of eight discipline modules:

  1. Business Management
  2. Maintenance Management
  3. Risk Management
  4. Professional Development
  5. Asset Management
  6. Financial Management
  7. Information Management
  8. Vehicle Fuel Management
 

The Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) program is the designation that offers certification opportunity for those professionals striving to develop their career path in fleet management and/or who want to learn the operational side of fleet. As of December 2015, the completion of any four of the equally-weighted, revised modules will result in the award of a CAFS designation.

Each curriculum module offers Study Guide questions structured according to core competencies for the discipline with references to relevant education and resource materials. Each Study Guide question refers to a reference/resource in which the answer to the Study Guide question can be found. The full reference title is listed initially with subsequent reference to page number only.

To properly navigate through this program, we suggest you visit one module at a time. Review the module outline, study guide questions and required readings. We also suggest you save each User Friendly Study Guide module on your hard drive so you may type and enter your answers questions directly into the study guide and print for review. Please note that many of the recommended readings are rather large files, so you may want to print them intermittently or perhaps decide which ones you prefer to print and which ones you prefer to access directly from the program. Also review the ‘How To Study’ module to gather tips on how to study for the examination.

All references are in pdf format, therefore you will need to have an Acrobat PDF Reader to view the documents.
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Upon study preparation for each module, review the Practice Test Questions & Answers. For each incorrect answer, you should refer to the correct answer and proposed reference to reinforce your knowledge on noted concepts and principles. CAFM/CAFS Practice Test Questions are based in so far as possible on the content of the self-study materials. NAFA reserves the right to assess candidates on required knowledge not directly presented in the study materials or in the practice test questions.

CAFM/CAFS examinations are scheduled several times during the year at local testing sites as well as onsite at NAFA’s annual Institute and Expo (I&E) and Fleet Management Seminars (FMS). NAFA will notify you prior to each exam opportunity. The yearly CAFM/CAFS Examination Schedule and Applications are also available online at www.fleetcertification.org/exams. Please note that you must submit an application to test for a particular cycle. Walk-in testing is prohibited!

As a CAFM or CAFS candidate, you have direct access to hundreds of education references and resources to prepare you for the CAFM/CAFS examinations. In addition, you may also want to attend the Essentials Of Fleet Management Seminar or CAFM Online Boot Camps that will be offered throughout 2016.  Visit www.nafa.org/fms for EFMS dates and locations.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact NAFA Headquarters directly at (609) 986-1061 or send e-mail to dbarrouk@nafa.org. Please note that the curriculum will still be available on our website at www.fleetcertification.org/cafm_guide.

Good luck!!

Katherine  
KM Vigneau