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About AFS Certified Professional

The American Filtration & Separations Society is pleased to offer the AFSCP certification, AFS Certified Professional.  AFS is the global leader in all areas of the filtration industry and has been offering educational content for almost 40 years.

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Why YOU should become AFSCP Certified

  • Adult learning, AFS CertificationProvide industry recognition of basic understanding of filtration technology and applications 
  • Proved baseline for filtration training courses
  • Validation of filtration competency in the workplace
  • Access to industry experts affiliated with the AFS training program
  • Certified Professionals may use the designation on letterhead, business cards, and other forms of communications

Qualifications to sit for the AFSCP Exam:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in science, engineering, technologies, business, or management or a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the filtration industry
  • 20 hours of AFS education.  Must take the three required basic filtration courses through AFS, Introduction to Solid-Liquid SeparationsIntroduction to Air-Gas, and Introduction to Filter Media
  • Comply with the AFS Integrity Policy and AFS Anti-Trust Policy

About the AFSCP Exam:

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  • 100 Questions, must pass 90%
  • Maximum of 2 hours to complete the exam
  • Exam administered by AFS proctors two times per year.
  • First exam will be given during WFC 13, October 5, 9 - 11am, PST
  • Second exam will be given during FiltCon 2023, May 1, Louisville, KY
  • $350 Exam fee
  • If candidate does not pass the exam, the exam fee will be paid again to re-take the exam 


  • The AFSCP must be recertified every 3 years after passing the initial exam
  • Recertification requires 40 hours of documented professional development over 3 years
  • Professional development includes AFS conferences, AFS virtual or in-person short courses, and AFS chapter meetings
  • $175 Recertification fee