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CFFS – Certified Federal Fleet Specialist
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CFFS

Certified Federal Fleet Specialist

 

Course Fee -

NPMA Member Rate: $1,510

Non-Member Rate: $2,035

This is an all inclusive rate. All exam/administrative/application fees are included. 

 

To find a full list of classes being held across the country, click here!

 

CFFS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • CFFS Certification is available to NPMA members and non-members who work in the Fleet Management field. Membership is not required to participate. 

The CFFS expires five years from the date of issue. 

 

EFFECTIVE 2020 

  • The CFFS exam is one 75-question multiple choice exam with a 120 minute time limit. 
  • Exams will be administered by Kryterion outside the classroom environment. 
  • Review exam requirements on Exam Administration webpage.
  • NPMA and Mercury Associates will not be responsible for providing internet service. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Late exam cancellations/reschedules will result in a "late fee." The fee is paid by you to Kryterion. 

  • Online Proctored exams are late if within 24-hours of the scheduled exam
  • Test Center exams are late if within 72-hours of schedule exam

Course Information

 

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

This module 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. Brief History of Federal Fleet Management
4. Federal Management Regulation § 102-34
5. Beyond Laws and Regulations -- Where to Begin
6. Basics of Vehicle Acquisition and Replacement 

7. Basic of Working with GSA Automotive an GSA Fleet
8. Vehicle and Fleet costs
9. Federal Fleet Inventory and Costs
10. Review of Four Typical Fleet Manager Responsibilities
11. Sources of Fleet Information 

FFM 2:  Fleet Information Management:  Regulations, Systems, and Data—Estimated hours = 6
This module 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:

 

 Part A: Regulations, Systems and Data

  1. Basics of Fleet Information
  2. Systems
  3. Federal Fleet Systems
    1. GSA Federal Motor Vehicle Registration System (FMVRS)
    2. DOE Fleet Sustainability Dashboard (FleetDASH)
    3. GSA Fleet Drive-Thru
  4. Data
    1. Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST)
    2. Energy Policy Act (EPAct) Section 701 Waivers
    3. Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Circular A-11

Part B: Performance Measurement and Analysis

  1. Fleet Reporting and Performance Measures – The Basics
  2. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Overview
  3. Fleet KPIs
  4. Steps to Performance Metrics Implementation

FFM 3:  Optimizing the Fleet—Estimated hours = 6

This module 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. Seven Steps to an Optimized Fleet 
2. Defining Fleet Optimization 
3. Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM)
4. Fleet Management Plan Basics
5. Lease vs. Own Analysis
6. Vehicle Lifecycle and Replacement Planning

7. Capital Acquisition Funding Plan 

8. Transportation Alternatives

9. Motor Pool Operations

10. Introduction to Telematics

11. Specialized Vehicles 

 

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

 

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