WEF Regulations & Ethics

WEF Regulations and Ethics

All postsecondary institutions participating in the WEF program are required to be accredited by recognized accrediting agencies. The current directories used to determine acceptable accreditation are Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education, published by the American Council on Education (ACE), and The Directory of Accredited Cosmetology Schools, published by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). Additional regulations established by the WEF organization and requirements for continued participation in WEF programs are outlined below.


  1. Only promotional and informational literature such as brochures, postcards, and decals may be distributed at a WEF. Imprinted pens, gifts, trinkets, lanyards, water bottles, t-shirts, etc. are prohibited. 
  2. Only table front banners, institutional name signs, and program oriented tabletop stands (maximum height 30") will be permitted. Audio and video equipment, large table displays, flag stands and floor-standing displays are not permitted. Laptop computers and iPads with their own source of energy may be used for visual purposes only, no audio.
  3. Representatives must remain behind the table when conferring with students or guests. Counseling or providing information in the aisles is not permitted. 
  4. Institutions may be represented by a maximum of three people.
  5. Tables will be staffed by a representative during all scheduled fair hours. All late arrivals and early departures will be recorded and the Executive Director will be notified as well as the appropriate personnel at the participating institution. 
  6. Participating institutions and their representatives are responsible for notifying the Executive Director via email if they are unable to attend a contracted fair. wiedfairs@gmail.com
  7. Demonstrations of program related services and activities are not permitted.
  8. Participating institutions must be registered through wefs.org in advance in order to participate in WEF events. Registration deadline is September 1.
  9. No refunds are available for institutions who do not attend fairs for which they have registered.