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 or a 4 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.

NEW!! When you register for the Credentialing Course, you can now choose which Cohort Group you want to join. Now you can plan ahead and know when you will take your exam! 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 chapter/domain and include 4 live webinars, all of the CIL learning tools and 30 days to test.

COHORTBeginEndFromUntilCurrent Status
Group HFebruary 27, 2017May 27, 2017May 28, 2017June 26, 2017In Progress
Group IMarch 27, 2017June 24, 2017June 25, 2017July 24, 2017In Progress
Group JApril 17, 2017July 15, 2017July 16, 2017August 15, 2017In Progress
Group KMay 22, 2017August 19, 2017August 20, 2017September 18, 2017Open for Registration
Group LJune 16, 2017September 16, 2017September 17, 2017October 16, 2017Open for Registration
Group MJuly 17, 2017October 14, 2017October 15, 2017November 17, 2017Open for Registration
Group NAugust 21, 2017November 18, 2017November 19, 2017December 18, 2017Will Open Soon

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

COHORTBeginEndFromUntilCurrent Status
APPA Group 1May 23, 2017July 18, 2017July 19, 2017August 18, 2017Open for Registration

The Fast Track Groups below will last for 4 weeks; 1 week per chapter/domain and include 4 live webinars, all of the CIL learning tools and 30 days to test.

COHORTBeginEndFromUntilCurrent Status
Fast Track 2April 03, 2017April 28, 2017May 01, 2017May 31, 2017In Progress
Fast Track 3June 20, 2017July 18, 2017July 19, 2017August 18, 2017Will Open Soon
Fast Track 4August 07, 2017September 05, 2017September 06, 2017October 05, 2017Will Open Soon
Fast Track 5TBA

APPA Credentialing Group Exams

The APPA Credentialing Program and exam are now online, eliminating travel expense. However, there are many options when taking the final exam and one of them is to take it at a local Group Exam Event. APPA provides the approved proctor and secures the space. Contact Kelly Ostergrant at for more information or click the link below for a specific exam location.

RegionVenue/DetailsLocationExam DateRegistration DeadlineRegister Now!
SRAPPAGAPPA 2017 ConferenceJekyll Island, GA  Cancelled due to logistics
PCAPPAAPPA/PCAPPA/BayAPPA 2017 Annual Conference and ExhibitionSan Francisco, CA  Cancelled due to logistics

APPA Credentialing Group Exams are just one (1) of four (4) ways you can take your CEFP or EFP exam. If you choose to register for a group exam, all travel expenses are the responsibility of the exam participant.

Climb Higher

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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