CFEE Certification



Professional Certification is an important step in the career track of leaders in all industries. It enhances professional stature among one’s peers; recognizes those who have gone beyond expectations to be the best that they can be; makes a statement to those with whom we do business; provides a leveraged position from which to negotiate and build career success and sets higher standards for our industry.

The IFEA’s Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) program was founded in 1983 to provide an opportunity for industry professionals to achieve those goals. The program has evolved significantly over the years and currently has over 300 graduates. The CFEE program is proudly sponsored by Kaliff Insurance who believes that certified professionals are the cornerstone of a safe and successful festival and events industry.

Helpful Information


Kaliff InsuranceKaliff Insurance, Sponsor of the CFEE Program
Kaliff believes that certified professionals are the cornerstone of a safe and successful festival and events industry.

Founded in 1917, Kaliff Insurance has served the insurance needs of the business and amusement industry for the past 86 years. In response to numerous requests for Midway Liability insurance, Kaliff Insurance established its Carnival Division in 1955. They have earned success from their clients, carriers, the community and their associates by treating them with the professionalism and respect that they deserve. Their experience and dedication to the industry will benefit your organization by providing you with service designed to take the mystery out of insurance including risk management assistance to reduce your exposure to loss and control future insurance related costs.


Satisfied Graduates

Investing in the continuing education of your staff is the cornerstone of building an outstanding team.  But you have to choose wisely on where to spend those resources.  There is no other program specifically tailored for the Festival & Event industry that provides the best training from the best teachers in the world for such an affordable price.  In just two weekends of classes, I gained invaluable insight on the core principles that help produce the most successful events in the world.  I then walked off the stage with my certificate knowing that I have what it takes to make it in this industry.  Through CFEE, I received the education and credentials that will serve as the foundation for the rest of my career.
Jeff English CFEE Sr. VP of Administration/General Counsel Kentucky Derby Festival   


I have enjoyed being a part of the CFEE program. The courses offered practical information that I could apply to my event. This has resulted in better operations management, increased sponsorships, and greater preparation for risk management.  In addition to learning this valuable information, I also made many friends from across the United States and Canada. The program and the connections I made during the CFEE process will continue to help me grow as a professional and improve my event.     
Mary Margaret Satterfield, CFEE Director of Toad Suck Daze & Events    



Interested in hosting CFEE Certification Courses near you?  Learn More about hosting a CFEE FastTrack here.
Questions please contact 
Bette Monteith, CFEE Program Coordinator, 208-433-0950 Ext:812  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


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