KINGSTON, NJ - The Center for Professional Fleet Certification (CPFC), an alliance of fleet industry associations, entities, and universities formed to advance the fleet management profession by establishing standards of excellence, will hold its first Board of Directors organizational and strategic planning meeting Oct. 10-11 in New Orleans.

The CPFC Board is comprised of representatives from member organizations who will help shape future certification programs.

CPFC endorses and promotes the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) and Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) programs as the individual certification programs of choice in the fleet industry. Organizations join CPFC by endorsing and supporting the programs endorsed by CPFC and have the ability to provide training services and reference products for those certification programs.

Current CPFC Regular Members include NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), and the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA).

Current Advisory Members include U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA)/FedFleet Advisory Council, International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), State of Ohio, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In addition, several colleges and universities have joined CPFC, including Ferris State University in Michigan, Ranken Technical College in Missouri, and the Community College of the Air Force.

CPFC has also launched a new Web site ( that includes information about its mission, membership qualifications, and programs. The site includes online membership applications, a list of member organizations and allied schools, and certification program enrollment forms.