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The IFA Foundation offers many education programs and courses that are available to all IFA members, franchisees, franchisors, and suppliers.

IFA Programs & Conferences - Educational opportunities available from the wealth of knowledge shared at the IFA's conferences are a valuable educational tool, including the IFA Convention, Legal Symposium, Legal Roundtables and Development Conferences.

Expand Your Knowledge With Online Educational Opportunities

Franchise University offers a wide range of educational programs for individuals who want to learn more about franchising, for prospective franchisees, for franchise executives committed to continuing education and professional advancement, and others.

We have partnered with FranklinCovey to help you grow and develop your Productivity skills. These Productivity programs are taught via LiveClicks. LiveClicks are live online training sessions, facilitated by a FranklinCovey consultant. When you register for a LiveClicks session, you will be sent a confirmation email with instructions on how to attend the course in which you registered.

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Discover the franchise know-how.

Offered 100% online by the College of Business at the University of Louisville, the Franchise Management Certificate is designed to deliver critical insights and practical knowledge around the fundamentals and core skills of franchise management, empowering you to embrace your full potential and succeed as a franchise owner.

The Certificate in Franchise Management program consists of comprehensive and challenging project-based coursework in fundamental areas of the franchise business including financial, HR, law, and leadership.

IFA Video On Demand - BeaconLive

Numerous video-on-demand programs including the IFA Fran-Guardâ„¢ program.

Profit Mastery


Profit Mastery is a user-friendly and funny online seminar that teaches how to manage a company from its financial reports -- something every business owner or manager needs to know how to do. We'll teach you how to monitor your company's financial position, identify causes of financial distress and how to cure them, and how to manage and understand costs, contribution margins, the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

These franchising classes are delivered as self-paced online training and were developed by experts in the franchising field.

IFA Wednesday Wise Webinars

Hosted by industry professionals, our monthly series of informative, interactive seminars held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m., ET will help you run your franchise business better - Brought to you by the Supplier Forum.

Profit Soup Online

This fresh, engaging financial education sets you on a track to building busienss value. Highly interactive courses range from understanding financial statements, selecting meaningful business ratios and using breakeven analysis to guide your growth and profit plans. Along the way you'll build your own business improvement plan and form a regimen of financial reviews to keep you and your team on track.

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Online CFE Training

The ICFE offers many online training options. Online training is a form of instruction that takes place completely on the internet. It involves a variety of multimedia elements, including graphics, audio, video, and web-links, which all can be accessed through one's internet browser. ICFE has several online training portals including Franchise University, BeaconLive, IFA Tortal.Net, and FranklinCovey.