PFA - Philippine Franchise Association


Procedures & Guidelines
Step 1. There are 2 ways to apply:
Directly to PFA
By invitation of various sources.
An applicant for accreditation must have been in the business of franchising for a minimum of three (3) years, either as an operator or a franchisor, shall have at least three (3) company-owned outlets, and with at least three (3) franchise outlets in existence at the time of its application.
Step 2. Submit the following documents together with your application form:
Application Form duly filled up, completely and legibly
Company or Franchise Profile
Copy of Franchise Offering
Copy of Franchise Agreement
List of Franchisees with Addresses
Photos of franchise stores / outlets
List of Accredited Suppliers
SEC / DTI Registration
Articles of Incorporation and By-Law
BIR Registration
Latest Financial Statements (2 years)
Endorsement Letter by an existing PFA Members.
Step 3. PFA Secretariat validates and checks the accuracy of the documents.
Step 4. The PFA committee will evaluate all the documents and give recommendations based on PFA’s Fair Franchising Standards whether deferred (needs further research about the company), not qualified or qualified. If qualified, the Membership Committee schedules interviews with the Officers of the Applicant/Business Organization.
Step 5. Companies who have passed the interview will be presented to the Board of Trustees during PFA Board Meetings.
Step 6. PFA VP Membership reports and submits the applicants for membership to the Body for deliberation. If requested, the PFA Board may conduct another interview prior to decision. If accepted, applicants are classified accordingly, either regular or probationary, as per the FFS.
Step 7. Accepted applicants are notified through letters of their membership in the PFA, to be followed by the Statement of Account for the processing fees.
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{snippet indentstart}Any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in franchising as a franchisor or as a master franchisee of a foreign franchise doing business in the Philippines whose application has been approved by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee.
Regular Member
Any franchisor of favorable reputation and sound financial condition – who complies with the minimum requirements of having been in operation for at least 3 years, with at least 3 company-owned stores and at least 3 franchised outlets - whose application has been approved by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee, may become a regular member. A master franchisee of a foreign franchise may become a regular member provided its master franchisor complies with the abovementioned requirements and its application has been approved by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee may become a regular member.
Probationary Member
Applicants who are able to comply with two (2) of the three (3) minimum requirements above may become probationary members. 
Charter Member
All members who are signatories to the original Articles of Incorporation dated 12 April 1995 and whose names are listed under Article VII thereof, individuals who attended or companies who were represented at the first pre-incorporation meeting of the Association on 7 February 1995 who have provided written confirmation of their agreement to be charter members and paid the admission fee of Php10,500.00.
Affiliate Member
Any institutions of higher learning including but not limited to organizations having an interest in contributing to the development of the franchise sector.
Honorary Member
The Board of Trustees may, by unanimous vote, confer honorary membership or office in the Association on any deserving individual.
Supplementary Member
An associate or subsidiary company of a Regular or Allied member nominated as such by Regular and Affiliate members, subject to the terms and conditions as laid down by the Board of Trustees at the time of application for supplementary membership.
Allied Member
{snippet indentstart}Any entity or corporation engaged in the business of supplying services, equipment, supplies and/or materials to the franchise industry, or individuals, organizations or institutions who are engaged in any endeavor or field of activity related to franchising, whose applications for allied membership have been approved by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Membership Committee.