If an event was not preapproved for CFE credit, SAF will evaluate the meeting on an individual basis. This service is available to members and SAF certified professionals at no cost. Non-members are assessed an annual fee of $30.

Review Requirements

The following information is required for evaluation:

  • Meeting Agenda (Must include start and end times for presentations and travel time for field tours and stops. For category 1 and 2.)
  • Evidence of Completion
  • Post Approval Form


Evidence of Completion

For Categories 1 and 2

  • Program receipt which contains the name of meeting, date, and provider name
  • Certificate of completion /attendance with individuals name; date; program title; and provider's name
  • Receipt for hotel or airfare with individual's name; date; and location
  • Proof of passing and/or finishing any self-study courses
  • Attendance list from program provider including individuals name; date; program title; and provider's name

For Category 3

  • For an article, a copy of individual article with publication's name and date 
  • For serving on a committee, a letter, committee roster, or certificate from organization verifying volunteer activities. Please contact SAF directly to verify SAF activities
  • For a presentation, a meeting agenda listing provider's name; program title; dates; individual's name, presentation name, and length of presentation

CFE Determination

The following activities do not qualify for credit:

  • Introductory, welcome, and closing remarks 
  • Opening ceremonies/award presentations
  • Exhibits or poster sessions*
  • Coffee, meal breaks, and banquet/social events
  • Cultural performances, entertainment, or recreational activities
  • Business meetings or committee meetings of volunteer organizations, state credentialing boards, companies, and agencies
  • Transportation time to a specific site, loading and unloading, and dislocation to a point of interest
  • Work experience or on-the-job training

*- Poster presentations, where the authors speak regarding poster subject matter, do qualify for CFE.

Submit your CFE Post Approval Form and documentation ONLINE through your account HERE.

CFE Post Approval Forms