Application for Certification Certified Forage and Grassland Apprentice (CFGA)

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Certification as a Forage and Grassland Apprentice (CFGA) signifies that the designated individual has successfully completed this application and an exam that documents his or her knowledge in planning critical conservation practices and implementing sound resource management of pasture, hayland, and grazed cropland. Candidates who wish to take the exam and be certified by the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) must complete the Application for Certification and return it, with payment, to AFGC at the address indicated on this form.

Those who earn CFGA status are required to become certified within three years by meeting experience and continuing education requirements specified by AFGC. More information on CFGP certification is available online at www.afgc.org, or by calling the office at 800.944.2342.

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Education should include completion of bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Soils, Animal Science, Natural Resources, Range Science, or a closely related field.

Student must be enrolled in a certified educational program working towards an MS or PhD degree in a field closely related to forage or grassland management may be substituted for two years of experience as determined by the Certification Committee. The Committee may, at their discretion, accept other combinations of education and experience as meeting these requirements.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                              

At least five years of full-time experience is required to earn your CFGP certification. Only work that is directly related to grassland/forage resource management will be counted toward the experience requirement. Qualifying experience may consist of employment in farm/ranch management, land management agencies, consulting, teaching, research, extension or technical assistance, or other types of grassland/forage resource management. You may begin documenting experience below.

In the space below, please describe your professional work, starting with your current position. Provide enough detail to characterize the main activities and responsibilities (including number and type of personnel supervised) related to grassland/forage resource management. Keep the descriptions as brief as possible. Do not provide detail on work that clearly does not qualify as grassland/forage resource management experience. You may add pages where space provided is inadequate.

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EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                

Document courses taken towards graduate degree today by attaching current transcript. Any additional training courses outside of college may be documented below and submitted with a certificate of attendance or verification letter regarding participation:

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FEES/PAYMENT INFORMATION                                                                                       

Fees are used to support CFGA administration. Once your application processed, it will be reviewed by the Certification Committee. Upon approval of your application an invoice will be issued. Payment must be received before exam can be administered.Refunds are not available regardless of certification status. 
Membership in AFGC is required for certification.

$50 AFGC
$5  Student Membership

If you have any question, please contact us at 800.944.AFGC or e-mail membership@afgc.org.

 

 



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