AFB Refresher Courses

If you wish to take a 2 hour AFB refresher course (with no test), please register for the following locations.  Please submit your registration below to secure your place.  If there is not a refresher available in your region, you would be welcome to attend the full course (but not sit the test) and treat that as a refresher.  A list of full courses can be found here.

If you have any queries relating to these courses please contact Janette Gwilliam at [email protected]

2024 AFB Recognition Refresher Courses

PALMERSTON NORTH – 27 July, 9am – Crossroads – Church Street – Palmerston North

CHRISTCHURCH – 31 August, 9am – NTA McLeans Island Campus – 890 McLeans Island Road – McLeans Island

NORTHCOTE – 7 September, 9am – Northcote War Memorial Hall – 2 Rodney Road – Northcote Point

If you would like to attend a classroom refresher but your location is not included above, we recommend you join a full course as a refresher.

Register via this link :



    There is a $30 charge to attend an AFB Recognition Refresher Course.

    Please use the course location and your name as a reference and make your $30 payment to:
    AFB PMP Management Board
    ANZ Bank
    (We are not able to offer an online payment service via our website. You must make payment via your own bank)

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    AFB Course Info
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    Follow the link below to open the App. Once open to save to your device you need to bookmark the URL on your phone so you can find it easily again. Please click here to open.