Princeton, NJ, December 24, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Modern business demands modern solutions: ease-of-use, flexible scheduling, and real-time results. NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) announced today that computer-based testing is now the primary testing method for its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager/Specialist (CAFM®/S®) programs, allowing students in these programs to test when they are ready at locations across the United States and Canada.
NAFA has partnered with Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc. (Comira) to offer computer-based testing. Comira offers hundreds of Test Center locations: a fact that affords that more than 85 percent of the current certification candidates are located within 60 miles of a Comira Test Center. In addition to testing within an hour’s drive of their location, students will benefit by having the ability to choose when to test and by receiving real-time exam results.
”Computer-based testing will help our students move through the program at their pace and achieve their designation in a fashion that is more timely to their needs,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Real-time results will encourage students to progress through the program, to celebrate the exams they pass, and to quickly have the opportunity to retest in a month, if they need to do so.”
The CAFM®/S® designations identify excellence in fleet knowledge and the NAFA certification program is the only University-accredited program in the industry. To become certified, a student must demonstrate expertise in the eight disciplines of automotive fleet management: Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Professional Development, Risk Management, and Vehicle Fuel Management. In recognition of the body of knowledge encompassed, the CAFM® designation is now required by many employers.
Certification students, whether enrolled separately in the program or as a member of a NAFA partnership, will be able to take advantage of the benefits of computer-based testing. NAFA’s certification partnership organizations include the Instituto PARAR in Brazil, the National Property Management Association (NPMA), Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA), Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA). NAFA’s corporate partners include Agile Fleet, ARI, Assetworks, Donlen, Geotab, and LeasePlan.
NAFA will continue to offer paper-based testing at industry events, such as NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo, and for students outside of the limits of a Comira testing center.
”I encourage all CAFM®/S® students and fleet professionals to take advantage of the significant benefits computer-based testing provides,” Russo stated.
Find out more about computer-based testing and the CAFM®/S® certification program at: http://www.fleetcertification.org.
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, please visit http://www.nafa.org.