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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive confirmation of registration?

The confirmation acknowledgement will be sent to you via e-mail promptly upon registration.  The confirmation serves as your receipt if you have paid with a credit card during registration.  If you register with a "pay later" option, the confirmation also serves as an initial invoice.  If you change to a different class or cancel, you will also receive an email acknowledgement.


Does AFCEA have group discounts for classes?

Contact the Registrars at 703-631-6137 or about group discounts if you are sending five or more students to the same class. These discounts apply to courses scheduled at AFCEA Headquarters in Fairfax.


How will I know if the class has been confirmed?

The PDC normally confirms or cancels each class two weeks (14 days) prior to the scheduled start date.  At that time, the status of the class will be updated in the online course description.  If a course is cancelled students will be notified by email as soon as that decision is made. 


What if I need to cancel my class registration? (policy updated 01/07/2013)

For full refund, email no later than 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard/Daylight Time 14 full days prior to the course start date. There will be no refunds less than 14 days prior to the start of class or for no-shows. Students may transfer to a later course at no additional cost up to 14 days prior to the start of class and with a 15 percent administrative fee within 14 days prior to class.


Do any of the courses qualify for continuing education? ng education?

Yes!  We coordinate with CompTIA to determine which of our courses qualify for CEUs in support of CompTIA certifications.  Please consult PDC Courses with CEUs to see which courses support CompTIA continuing education requirements.


What programs do AFCEA's CEUs support?

Depending on the class or event content our CEUs are approved to support CompTIA's Security+, A+, Network+, and CompTIA Advanced Security Professional. AFCEA classes and events may also support other continuing education programs. 


How does the AFCEA CEU program work?

Attendees either sign an attendance list or get event badges scanned to document attendance.  We email personalized documentation of attendance, normally within four weeks after the event.  Individuals must independently submit their personal documentation to the appropriate authority to get "credit."


What time is class?

Generally, classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Please check the information in the online course description for information on a specific class.


Where do I park?

AFCEA has ample parking for course attendees in our lot.  Please do not park in any space that has a reserved sign.  The auditorium entrance is located on the right side of the building. The door will be open at 7:30 a.m. for check-in.


What should I wear?

The appropriate attire for attending PDC courses is business casual.  Military uniforms are always acceptable.


Are meals provided?

No meals are supplied by AFCEA.  Light snacks will be provided in the morning before class and mid-afternoon. Coffee and tea are available all day. We also have a soda and snack vending machine available. We will provide a local restaurant guide at the registration table.  Some suggestions are listed online. 


How can I be contacted while I am in class?

Urgent messages may be left at 703-631-6137.  PDC staff will transcribe and post messages outside the classroom on the bulletin board in the foyer.  In the event of emergency, staff will interrupt the class.


Can I access Internet during class breaks?

Yes, AFCEA has a wireless network which students can access with personal cell phones, tablets, and computers.


How do I reach the registrars when classes are in session?

When classes are in session, we can be reached after morning check-in by calling the Training Administrators at 703-631-6137.


How will I know if PDC courses are cancelled due to inclement weather?

Because many students come from great distances to take our courses, the PDC makes every effort to run as scheduled.  If weather conditions are dangerous, we will post a recorded message advising of a delayed opening or cancellation on 703-631-6249 by 6:15 a.m.   We will also post a comment in the online course description.


How do I arrange an on site class for my company or agency?

Please contact and advise which course you are considering, the number of students, the course location, and two or three preferred dates.  Jill Malinchak or Gloria Kirkland will follow up with you and prepare a non-binding proposal.

How do I reach your office with other questions?

Our office phone numbers and emails are:

Registrars Jill Malinchak and Gloria Kirkland: 703-631-6137; Email

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