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Benefits of Membership

Networking

Our members tell us that one of the most valuable benefits of belonging to AFE is the ability to network with others in the profession. Becoming involved in AFE pays off when you need it most. As a member of AFE you'll be able to solve problems and find answers to technical problems through a number of networking avenues.

Local Chapter Events

AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13 conducts programs to specifically meet the needs of the local Facilities Engineering community. Plant tours are scheduled six times per year and give members a chance to view what others in your community are implementing as best practices. Speakers bring a local perspective to topics of interest in the Twin Cities area. And of course you'll build a personal and professional network of contacts and friends who will be there when you need help. Additionally our monthly events qualify for Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours which are required for many industry certifications.

AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13 also hosts the Lucky 13 Golf Tournament in July each year. The fundraising event joins members, supporters, and vendors for a fun day of golf, visiting with facility colleagues, great food, and wonderful prizes. Proceeds from the tournament are distributed to college students pursuing a degree Facility Engineering.

In November the chapter conducts the Annual Vendor Fair & Awards Banquet at Jax Café. This lively event features industry based suppliers who set up exhibits to display their products and services. Awards are given to the outstanding contributors from the current year. And the Board of Directors are sworn in for duty.

Directory of Members and Sponsors

This directory allows members to look up facility industry vendor products, services, and contact information. The directory also allows sponsors to find members based on members name, company, title, and certification.

Certification

For over thirty years AFE’s Nationally Accredited Certification Programs have been the standard for an ever-evolving industry. Today, AFE manages and maintains four certification programs: Certified Plant Engineer (CPE), Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM), Certified Facility Energy Analyst (CFEA), and Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS). AFE Certification shows the world that you have the experience, knowledge, and skills to successfully maintain and operate complex building and facility systems, and lead a facilities team. By obtaining an AFE certification, your potential earnings raise to $11,000 per year more than your co-workers without certification.

Career Resources

Are you looking for a job? Would you like to post a job opening? AFE provides resources to help you with both sides of this equation. AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13 receives job opportunity postings from several resources. When postings are received, we notify our members so they can be the first to follow up. Postings can be facility engineer or facility supplier based.

Webinars

Timely information on trends, topics, and/or technology all in bite-size time formats of 60 minutes each. They're just the key to fill the educational void of the overly busy plant/facilities professional. These live seminars are jam-packed with useful information for the engineering, operations, and/or maintenance professional, and those who want to work more effectively with related personnel. Miss a live webinar? Don't Worry. Each live webinar is recorded for future member download. All programs and downloads are free to members.

AFE Facilities Engineering Journal

Members receive this highly regarded, information-packed magazine six times a year. Members have access to the online archive of articles from the past issues of the Journal.

Web

Your 24/7 portal to the facilities engineering world. Members have access to the AFE National “Members Only” area for exclusive information, services, and links to what you want and need to know.

Professional and Personal Skill Building

Members who become involved in AFE leadership positions have the opportunity to "spread their wings" by learning new skills. Members can become involved in the local, regional, or national level. Aspire to be president? You can do it with AFE. If president seems too much for you, then serve as a committee chair to build expertise and leadership skills you can take back to work with you.