The APPA Credentialing Course is a 90 day (13 week) online course designed to help you prepare for either the CEFP or EFP examination with peers across APPA's six (6) regions. APPA also offers the same course over an 8 week timeframe to help fit busy work or personal schedules.

All of the courses offer the same Customized Interactive Learning Platform which consists of a Forum, Interactive Flashcards, Learning Modules with knowledge checks, 4 Live Webinars, Practice Exams and Quizzes, access to the Study Guide and BOK. After completing the course, you will have 30 days to take your exam.

When you register for the Credentialing Course, you will select a Cohort Group to join. You will have access to the study material once you register for the course. Below are the dates of the scheduled groups you can select when registering for the program. You will only be allowed to select one group and you will not be able to change once your group begins.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering with a regional discount coupon, you are making a commitment (to your region) that you will take the exam at the conclusion of the prep course.

The CIL Cohort Groups below will last for 90 days (13 weeks); 3 weeks per core area of the BOK and include 4 live webinars, all of the CIL learning tools and 30 days to test.

COHORTCourse Dates1 HR Live Webinars (Eastern Time)Exam Dates (30 Days)Current Status
Group VDec 04, 2018 - Mar 03, 2019Dec 18/11AM Jan 10/12PMJan 29/1PMFeb 20/2PMMar 04, 2019 - Apr 02, 2019In Progress
Group WFeb 01, 2019 - May 01, 2019Feb 20/11AMMar 12/12PMApr 4/1PMApr 24/2PMMay 02, 2019 - May 31, 2019Open for Registration

*APPA also offers the same CEFP and EFP course over an 8 week timeframe for participants who either did not pass on their first attempt or have been through the course and never tested. You must contact Kelly Ostergrant to register for the 8 week course.

The APPA Groups below will last for 8 weeks; 2 week per core area of the BOK and include 4 live webinars, all of the CIL learning tools and 30 days to test.

COHORTCourse Dates1 HR Live Webinars (Eastern Time)Exam Dates (30 Days)Current Status
APPA Group 10*Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018Nov 1/1PMNov 7/11AMNov 29/12PMDec18/11AMDec 19, 2018 - Jan 21, 2019Email

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The Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential represents the highest standards of performance and understanding in educational facilities management.

CEFP is the only facilities credential that focuses on your professional development, while encompassing the full, multi-disciplinary range of educational facilities management principles and practices – from planning, design and construction to daily operations and general management.

The APPA CEFP Credentialing Curriculum will give you access to the latest theory and understanding as well as provide you with the professional competency needed in today’s facilities management profession. The new and improved course is now available to you completely online!

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