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CFFS

Certified Federal Fleet Specialist

 

Exam Fees NPMA Members  Non-NPMA Members 
 Application Fee  $85  $185
 -FFS I Exam  $50  $150
 -FFS II Exam  $50  $150
 -FFS III Exam  $50  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retakes for each Module are $50 for members; $150 for non-members

 

NPMA membership is not required to participate in the Certification Program.  The Non-NPMA Member exam fees listed above do not include a membership.

 

Exam Details

The knowledge-based exams can be taken on-line or in written format.  Exams are only administered by a qualified NPMA Proctor.  Exams consist of three modules each comprised of 25 multiple-choice questions.  There is a 40-minute time limit to complete each exam.  Exams are administered in conjunction with the applicable training course.  

 

Course Information

FFM 1:  Basic Federal Fleet Management — Estimated hours = 8

This course aims to provide a basic level of knowledge for people who perform fleet management duties, either part time or full time. This course lays the foundation for all higher-level fleet courses necessary to achieve certification. The following subjects are covered:

 

1. Fleet terminology ("Fleet Speak”)
2. Federal fleet management basis in law
3. A brief history of Federal fleet management
4. Federal Management Regulation § 102-34
5. Beyond laws and regulations -- where to begin
6. The fleet vehicle lifecycle and the basics of vehicle acquisition and replacement
7. Basics of fleet-related contracting
8. Basics of GSA Automotive and GSA Fleet
9. Fleet management vs. fleet administration
10. Vehicle cost categories
11. Direct and indirect fleet costs
12. Federal fleet inventory and costs
13. Basics of fleet information
14. FAST data reporting
15. Basic alternative fuels
16. Basic petroleum reduction strategies
17. An introduction to five common areas of fleet management responsibility

a. License-plate management
b. Motor pools
c. Driver management
d. Home-to-Work
e. Accident/crash management 

18. Communication challenges from HQ to the field
19. Authorities & on-line sources of fleet management information

 

FFM 2:  Fleet Information Management:  Regulations, Systems, and Data—Estimated hours = 6
This course aims to provide a basic level of knowledge for people who perform fleet management duties, either part time or full time. This course covers fleet information systems, data calls, data sources and how to use information to report and manage the fleet. A very important aspect of this course is the explanation of key performance indicators, why they are important, and why it is essential to enter accurate data. The following subjects are covered:

 

1. Regulations
2. Federal Fleet Report
3. Requirements for Fleet Management Information Systems (FMIS)
4. Basics of Fleet Information
5. FMIS Requirements and Functionality
6. Information System Selection and Implementation
7. General Services Administration (GSA) Fleet Drive-Thru
8. Fleet Sustainability Dashboard (FleetDASH)
9. Federal Fleet Management System (FedFMS)
10. Data Calls
11. Gathering and Reporting Data
12. Data Sources
13. Performance Measurement
14. Fleet key performance indicators (KPIs)
15. Data requirements
16. Analysis and breakout reporting
17. Communicating fleet information

 

FFM 3:  Optimizing the Fleet—Estimated hours = 6

This course aims to provide a basic level of knowledge for people who perform fleet management duties, either part time or full time. This course covers ways to optimize the fleet to determine the right number of vehicles and the right types of vehicles and ways to achieve optimization goals. The following subjects are covered:

 

1. Presidential Memorandum, Federal Fleet Performance, May 24, 2011
2. The 7 Steps to an Optimized Fleet
3. Federal fleet management vehicle lifecycle
4. Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM)
5. Fleet Management Plan Basics
6. Basic structure of the FAST reporting system
7. Annual timing of data calls
8. Transportation alternatives
9. Motor pool operations
10. VIN numbers
11. Fleet Telematics
12. Specialized Vehicles

 

Completion of FFM1, FFM2, and FFM3 will prepare attendees to take the CFFS Certification Exam administered by NPMA.  Successful completion of the exam will result in the award of the Certified Federal Fleet Specialist.

 

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