QFP bannerQualified Franchise Professional (QFP)

The Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) is the formal recognition of your professional knowledge and experience in franchising. It demonstrates that you understand the complexities and best practice in franchising and have invested time to continuously develop your understanding. 

Download the QFP Registration Form

Intrinsically linked to the learning from established seminars and key events, this franchise qualification allows you to capitalise on the synergy between extended learning and existing good business practice. You are able to increase and extend your knowledge and experience, without major disruption to your ongoing work commitments. In addition, the QFP is a valuable tool in the training and retaining of staff, offering a beneficial addition to people’s skill sets. Through attending a number of prequalified events and seminars, individuals will gain points towards their QFP – over a period of up to three years. Before achieving the qualification, all candidates must accumulate the appropriate number of points and attend an interview with the expert panel.

All events, courses, seminars and forums that make up the core and elective learning for the QFP are provided by the British Franchise Association, Franchise FinanceThe Franchise Training Centre and Coconut Creatives.

Benefits of the QFP

  • Industry-wide recognition
  • Increased franchising knowledge
  • Improved business effectiveness
  • Demonstrable competitive edge
  • Increased value to your business
  • Enhanced career opportunities

Read about the personal experiences of a franchisor taking their QFP.

In the future this qualification is likely to become mandatory for Affiliate Membership.
Find out more about using the QFP.

Who is Qualified Franchise Professional for? 

The QFP has been specially developed for people working within the franchising industry who want to demonstrate their experience, understanding and ethical approach to franchising. Professional advisors to the industry, franchisor owners, directors, managers and franchisee support staff will all benefit from the learning and recognition that the QFP provides. 

Who is eligible?

As a standards-based franchise qualification built upon the ethics of the bfa, this qualification is open only to principals or employees of bfa member organisations. This further strengthens the value of the qualification and underpins the vital importance of best practice and ethics within UK franchising. 

How it works

See more information about how the QFP works.

Who’s qualified?

See who has already qualified as a bfa Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP).

Find out more

To find out more, you can download a brochure by clicking on the link below or contact the bfa on 01235 820 470 or by email: trainingadministrator@thebfa.org 

  • Brian McAuley, South Lanarkshire
    Bluebird Care South Lanarkshire - Franchisee case study

    "I quickly recognised how Bluebird Care ticked all the boxes commercially and just as importantly, morally and ethically."

    Read the full case study
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