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Upcoming CFEE Core Curriculum Classes, sponsored by Kaliff Insurance, are listed below.

Please review complete CFEE Certification information if you wish to achieve your CFEE Certification and/or have any classes taken count towards your certification.

How to Take Core Classes:

  • As part of the CFEE Certification Program with the goal of becoming a Certified Festival & Event Executive.
    • Classes can be registered individually ($195 Members / $395 Non-Members each.)
    • Classes can be registered as part of the FastTrack program. All 6 Core Curriculum classes included for $600 Members / $1295 Non-Members. (Additional CFEE Enrollment/ Education/ Certification Fees apply.)
  • As regular educational seminars for those wishing to advance their education without obtaining their CFEE Certification.


  • Please contact Cindy Lerick, CFEE, Program Coordinator at cindy@ifea.com.
  • Registration Questions, please contact Kaye Campbell, CFEE, Director of Finance at kaye@ifea.com.




The following CFEE Classes will be held in-person, prior to the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo, presented by atVenu at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA, September 29 - October 1, 2024. CFEE Classes will be held on September 26 - 28, 2024.

The Deadline to register for the below CFEE Classes is: Friday, September 6, 2024. After this deadline, please contact Kaye Campbell, CFEE at kaye@ifea.com prior to registering.


Do you have questions on: How to get started with your CFEE Certification? What is involved? How long will it take? How much does it cost? Join us on Wednesday, July 24th for a discussion and overview of the IFEA's CFEE Professional Certification Program.



Thursday, September 26, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown | Pittsburgh, PA

The most basic element of the industry is operations/risk management for one simple reason – any festival or event is a large gathering of people. The top priority of any organizer is to ensure that gathering is conducted in the safest possible manner. This area of instruction is designed to look at the basic elements of event/festival operations and risk management from both the philosophical and practical approaches, providing a sound foundation of knowledge in the subject area. Learn More
Presented by: Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE, President/CEO, Ira Rosen, LLC, Wall Township, NJ


Friday, September 27, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown | Pittsburgh, PA

Project management is the management of the project to deliver the event. It concerns integrating all the areas of management such as marketing, design and operations so they efficiently use the event resources and satisfy the objectives of the event stakeholders. It produces an accountable system used to report to the event stakeholders, delegate tasks to the event team and establish a control timeline. In particular it employs the tools of project management to manage the phases of the event from the concept through the planning and preparation to the event close down.
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Presented by: Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE, President/CEO, Ira Rosen, LLC, Wall Township, NJ


Saturday, September 28, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown | Pittsburgh, PA

While many areas of professional education deal with sponsorship, the major portion of revenue generated by many event organizations comes from more traditional sources – items such as tickets, food and beverage, and merchandise. This area of instruction is designed to look at such items and other components of non-sponsorship revenue sources.
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Presented by: Becky Genoways, CFEE, President, Genoways Events, Rockford, IL, USA

Kaliff 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.
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