2019 Academy dates: 

April 8th-14th

Novato, CA

Check-In on Monday, April 8 and Graduation will be held on Sunday, April 14.

Applications Open – Friday, February 1, 2019

Application Deadline – Saturday, March 23, 2019 





The 2019 CFEA 45th Academy will be held in Novato, CA. The dates of the Academy are provided as a “save the date”.  The application process is currently being modified and will be available in the near future. The CFEA Academy Application process for 2019 will have all new forms and will be dated with 2019. Please do not use old forms, as those will not be accepted. Please refer back to the CFEA website for updates and further information. The Explorer and Advisor application links have been disabled until the modified application process is complete.


Advisor Application

Hotel Information

What to bring document

Explorer application


Grooming Standards now under forms


CFEA only accepts applications on-line. The cost of the academy is $300 for explorers and $100 for advisors. The fees cover all training activities, certificates, college credits, sleeping accommodations, food and other misc. items.