Qualified Franchise Professional

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

Intrinsically linked to learning from established seminars and key events, this franchise qualification enables principals or employees of bfa member organisations to capitalise on the synergy between extended learning and existing good business practice.

  • You can increase and extend your knowledge and experience, without major disruption to your ongoing work commitments

  • The QFP is a valuable tool in the training and retention of staff, offering a beneficial addition to people’s skill sets

  • Through attending several prequalified events and seminars, you will gain points towards their QFP – over a period of up to three years

  • Before achieving the qualification, you 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 and its Affiliated training providers

Benefits of the QFP

For Employees
Industry wide recognition
Increased franchising knowledge
Demonstrate competitive edge
Enhanced career opportunities
Peer networking
For Employers
Improved business effectiveness
Increased value
to your business
Better supported franchisees
Attract better quality
new franchisees
Valued, engaged, more confident staff


Click here for a number of testimonials from franchisors and professional advisors who have taken the QFP 

Click here to read about a franchisor’s personal experience of taking their QFP 

How it works

Click here to see more information about how the QFP works.

Who can become a Qualified Franchise Professional? 

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
• Franchise owners
• Directors
• Managers
• Franchisee support staff

As well as adding value to clients and franchisees through use of the QFP branding, you can also use the qualification to help train and retrain your own staff.

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 importance of best practice and ethics within UK franchising.

Who’s qualified?

Nearly 150 franchise professionals have achieved QFP status.

Click here to see who has already qualified as a bfa Qualified Franchise Professional QFP. 

Find out more

If you are interested in becoming a Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP), click on the links to download our brochure and registration form:

QFP brochure and application form

For further information contact the bfa on 01235 820 470 or by email: trainingadministrator@thebfa.org.


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