Become a certified industry expert

IFAI’s professional certification program recognizes individuals for superior knowledge, skills, experience and dedication to excellence in a variety of specialty fabric product and management categories. IFAI currently provides certification in two areas:

  • The Industrial Fabrics Manager certification (IFM) tells your customers that you have superior knowledge of the principles and practices of business and organizational management. 
  • The Master Fabric Craftsman certification (MFC) tells your customers that you have expertise in all phases of product design, craftsmanship and installation for either marine exterior products or marine interior products.

Benefits of being professionally certified include improvement of career opportunities and earning potential, professional and educational development, and a demonstration of commitment to the industry.

To qualify for IFM and MFC certifications, the candidate must have a minimum of three years’ industry experience, demonstrate proficiency in specific areas of knowledge for each specialty and have at least 10 continuing education credits.