NAFA Announces Major Partnership with Brazilian Fleet Association PARAR

The NAFA-PARAR agreement calls for the mutual support of each association’s individual certification programs.

Princeton, NJ, December 21, 2016 --( NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the premier fleet association in North America, announced its first South American partnership with Instituto PARAR, the Brazilian light-duty fleet association, marking another major expansion of influence for NAFA in 2016.

The NAFA-PARAR agreement calls for the mutual support of each association’s individual certification programs and encourages members of both associations to participate in these programs, conferences, and other educational opportunities. NAFA’s Certified Automotive Fleet Manager/ Specialist (CAFM®/S®) program is known throughout the industry for providing the highest quality, in-depth fleet management education. With access to NAFA’s CAFM®/S® program, fleet professionals in Brazil can more easily augment PARAR’s Program for Fleet Managers (PGF), which is recognized for its strong focus on Brazilian fleet safety and fleet practices.

PARAR’s PGF Certification Program educates fleet administrators on how to focus on tactical and strategic methodologies via educational lectures, real case analyses, individual exams, and complementary exercises. This is the most important certification program for fleet managers in South America and may represent an entrance program for fleet managers who plan to get their CAFM® and CAFS® designations.

“The NAFA-PARAR partnership will be a great benefit to fleet managers in Brazil, as well as to NAFA members needing education on Brazilian fleet and fleet safety practices,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Our new relationship will mutually strengthen our global fleet missions, while reinforcing the value of fleet management professionals to employers and our communities.”

“The combination of PARAR’s mission to foster safer and more productive business-driving, in collaboration with NAFA’s industry-leading education and renowned influence, provides a unique opportunity to create positive change,” said Ricardo Imperatriz, one of the leaders of the PARAR Institute. “We look forward to the great advancements this relationship will bring.”

In addition to the certification programs, this agreement encourages members to attend the other association’s conference, namely PARAR’s Global Conference and NAFA’s 2017 Institute & Expo, which will take place April 25-28, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

"NAFA is thrilled to offer fleet professionals in Brazil this unprecedented access to NAFA’s education," added Russo. "I am confident that this relationship will be mutually beneficial to both associations’ members."

About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50-billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100-billion each year.

NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information visit

About PARAR Institute
Founded in 2012, PARAR Institute is one of the main study and training centers for light fleet professionals in Latin America. PARAR’s PGF Certification Program has certified nearly 250 fleet managers over the past two years.

PARAR encourages companies’ commitment to social responsibility in confronting the traffic crash numbers in Brazil. Brazil has registered more than 40,000 traffic deaths in 2015, and approximately 10 percent of the vehicles on Brazil’s roadways are corporate fleet cars, which represents around 5 million vehicles. More than 20 percent of these cars are already integrated into the PARAR Network.

PARAR has partnerships with associations such as NAFA, Global NCAP, the Brazilian Red Cross (CVB) and the Brazilian Association of Traffic Medicine (ABRAMET). For more information, visit
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