The 2023 Excellence Conference is sold out and registration is closed.

Join us for our annual CPSE Excellence Conference – February 28 – March 3, 2023.

The CPSE Excellence Conference brings the most inquisitive and progressive minds in the fire and emergency service together for a three and one-half-day conference to advance agency accreditation, promote professional credentialing, and encourage leadership.

The theme of the 2023 conference is Opportunity – Challenge – Change.

What to Expect

  • Education – Over 70 sessions in five tracks – Accreditation, Credentialing, Leadership, Challenges to Opportunities, and Changing for Improvement.
  • Exhibit Hall – Explore products and services displayed by industry-relevant companies. 
  • Networking Opportunities – Make the most of your time at the Excellence Conference by connecting with like-minded professionals to learn from their successes and experiences improving their departments and themselves.
  • CFAI Hearings – Observe agencies presenting themselves for accreditation by the Commission. You’ll have the opportunity to listen to the deliberations of the Commission and hear team leader and agency reports to help you and your department prepare for future accreditation cycles.

Registration Rates

Registration Dates Rate
Early Bird October 3, 2022 through January 6, 2023 $695
Regular January 7 through February 10, 2023 $765
Late February 11 – 17, 2023 $815

No registrations will be accepted on-site.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

All registration cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing by 5:00 pm EST, Friday, February 17, 2023. A refund of all fees, minus a $50.00 processing fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted after Friday, February 17, 2023. Submit all requests via email to Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.

A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to No substitutions are permitted on-site.

CPSE regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows or for early departure from the conference.

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The 2023 Excellence Conference is sold out.
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