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GFA Certification 


The Guitar Foundation of America is offering a certification program for pre-college, for-credit guitar programs in public and private schools in the United States. Certified programs have proven compliance with GFA's Certification Standards and represent the GFA's standard of excellence in guitar education in the United States.


How to become certified

Compliance with the GFA Certification Standards must be proven through completion of an online application and required additional materials.  An application fee of $100 is required upon submission.  Submitted applications may receive an award of certification, a temporary certification, or an invitation to reapply. Applicants who do not immediately certify will be provided with feedback and support to help them reach certification status.



GFA Certification Standards


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To pay by school check email for an invoice.


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