The California Chapter is a proud member of the American Fence Association which is a national trade association formed in 1962. Its mission is dedicated to the “betterment of the fencing industry through education”. Only fence contractors who are properly insured and have an up to date California contractor’s licensed C-13, (Fencing Contractor), C-23, (Ornamental Iron Contractor), C-61, (Automation & Access Control) or other fence industry related companies who provide products or services to the fence industry are permitted membership.

Chapter members receive training and ongoing education throughout the year at regularly scheduled seminars and training schools offered by both the chapter and the national organization where they earn various certifications for fence installations and access control. There is also a certification program when successfully passed certifies the individual as a CFP, (Certified Fence Professional). Once the certification test is successfully passed the individual has demonstrated that they are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the various types of fencing, ASTM requirements and the US Federal Specifications for fencing. In addition, various seminars and training is offered and conducted during our quarterly meetings. Training is focused on professional growth, product knowledge and safety.

As an active member, the chapter promotes the highest level of professionalism, ethics and products by keeping its members informed and educated. In this way, the contractors become more knowledgeable and professional. As a member they are better equipped to serve the industry, as well as, the consumer.

Throughout the year the chapter members attend various social gatherings with opportunities to meet and spend time with their peers at scheduled social events. Golf outings, banquets and occasional special events such as cruises are offered.

The California Chapter has been a proud and active participant with the Special Olympics in Southern California. Many members regularly volunteer for schedule Special Olympic meets. The chapter has been a consistent financial supporter of the Special Olympics projects for over 20 years. Presently the chapter funds and manages the Bocce Ball event for the Special Olympics for Southern California. In addition, various member companies have donated money, time and labor for worthy projects to assist at cancer recovery homes and other meaningful projects that benefit the communities in which they serve.

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