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 NAugust 21, 2017November 18, 2017November 19, 2017December 18, 2017In Progress
Group OOctober 23, 2017January 20, 2018January 21, 2018February 19, 2018Open for Registration
Group PDecember 04, 2017March 03, 2018March 04, 2018April 02, 2018Open for Registration
Group QFebruary 05, 2018May 05, 2018May 06, 2018June 04, 2018Coming 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 2August 10, 2017October 04, 2017October 05, 2017November 03, 2017In Progress
APPA Group 3September 18, 2017November 12, 2017November 13, 2017December 13, 2017In Progress
APPA Group 4November 15, 2017January 09, 2018January 10, 2018February 08, 2018Open for Registration
APPA Group 5January 18, 2018March 14, 2018March 15, 2018April 13, 2018Coming Soon

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
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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!

Recent CEFP and EFP Recipients

  • CEFP Recipients

    Steven Nelson - Smithsonian Institution
    James Harrod - University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
    Todd Elrod - East Tennessee State University
    Daren Kennedy - Smithsonian Institution
    Paul Mesman - University of Guelph
    Steven Pecic - Wayne State University
    Steve Hinz - Smithsonian Institution
    Paula Bray - California State University, Bakersfield
    Derek Hunsberger - University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
    Kathleen Moore - East Tennessee State University
    Christina Gardner - Smithsonian Institution
    Jeff Vandel - North Kansas City School District
    Salvatore Chiarelli - University of Vermont
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  • EFP Recipients

    Chad Downs - Weber State University
    Timothy Newman - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Chad Bristow - University of Missouri - Kansas City
    William Dillard - Building Solutions
    Derek Mahoney - University of British Columbia-Okanagan
    Brian McKay - Texas State University
    Qi Moss - Tulsa Community College
    Mark Holland - University of Calgary
    Anjetta Williams - Tennessee State University
    Christopher Cox - University of Colorado Boulder
    Melissa Bergeron - University of Massachusetts
    Janel Fitzgerald - Pennsylvania State University
    Dan Middleton - Tennessee State University
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