Thursday November 18th, 2021  | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET | Virtual Seminar


The Canadian Franchise Association's (CFA) Fran-Guard course is based on the International Franchise Association's (IFA) Fran-Guard program and is a mandatory component of the CFE Program.

The Fran-Guard course was created to safeguard your franchise by having your key employees fully trained on the franchise sales management and compliance process. It gives you the tools to manage your compliance program and avoid costly mistakes that can potentially wreck your franchise system.

CFA’s Fran-Guard program is for senior executives, franchise development professionals, lawyers and compliance managers. The program features both the legal and business aspects of compliance taught by legal experts. Compliance not only reduces risk but it can result in better company profits.


What is the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program? 

Participants in the CFE Program will complete a diverse range of course offerings in franchise management, leadership, and small business in order to gain insights into franchise strategy and operations. This program will help individuals at emerging organizations learn how to run a small business while helping more established leaders understand how to successfully cultivate a growing enterprise.

Through the CFE Program, CFA members will gain additional knowledge and tools needed to reach their greatest potential. Students who successfully complete the program will receive the CFE certification, conferring strong credibility in their franchising expertise.

The CFE designation exemplifies a commitment and passion for franchising and the franchising community.


The seminar will be recognized for 300 CFE Education credits.


The goal of the CFE Program is to educate individuals and organizations to the highest standards. This program is a leading resource to help franchise executives, managers and small business owners accelerate individual and organizational growth.

Certification speaks to a higher standard of professionalism and raises the bar for franchise training as a whole.