The APPA Credentialing Course is a 90-day 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 as a Fast Track, or express course which is 4 weeks in length and includes the same material and learning tools as the 90 day course.

The 90-day course and the Fast Track course both 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 or Fast Track 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.

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.

90-day Courses: includes 4 live webinars, all of the CIL learning tools and 30 days to test
COHORTBeginEndFromUntilCurrent Status
Group GNovember 23, 2017February 20, 2017February 21, 2017March 22, 2017In Progress
Group HFebruary 27, 2017May 27, 2017May 28, 2017June 26, 2017In Progress
Group IMarch 27 2017June 24, 2017June 25, 2017July 24, 2017Open for Registration
Group JApril 17, 2017July 15, 2017July 16, 2017August 15, 2017Open for Registration
Group KMay 22, 2017August 19, 2017August 20, 2017September 18, 2017Will Open Soon
Group LJune 19, 2017September 16, 2017September 17, 2017October 16, 2017Will Open Soon
Group MTBA
Group NTBA

Fast Track Courses: 4-week express course includes 4 live webinars, all of the CIL learning tools and 30 days to test

COHORTBeginEndFromUntilCurrent Status
Fast Track 2April 3, 2017April 28, 2017May 1, 2017May 31, 2017Open for Registration
Fast Track 3June 20, 2017July 18, 2017July 19, 2017August 18, 2017Will Open Soon
Fast Track 4August 7, 2017September 5, 2017September 6, 2017October 5, 2017Will Open Soon
Fast Track 5TBA

APPA Credentialing Group Exams

The 90-day 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!
SRAPPATNAPPA 2017 ConferenceKnoxville, TNMay 15, 2017kelly@appa.orgClick Here
SRAPPAGAPPA 2017 ConferenceJekyll Island, GAMay 31, 2017kelly@appa.orgClick Here
PCAPPAAPPA/PCAPPA/BayAPPA 2017 Annual Conference and ExhibitionSan Francisco, CAJuly 23, 2017April 28, 2017Click Here

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!

Recent CEFP and EFP Recipients

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    John Cranham - William Peace University
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    Barry Mielke - South Dakota State University
    Steve Spradling - Stark State College
    Ben Stephen - Colorado State University
    Rosanna Carvalho - Washburn University
    Robert Steingreaber - Michigan State University
    Steve Yeadon - Reed College
    Gary Bishop - East Tennessee State University
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  • EFP Recipients

    Jeffrey Hendrickson - University of Colorado Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus
    Jeremy Johnston - Cleveland State University
    Andrea Hudgens - Saint Louis University
    Robert Johnson - Creighton University
    Matt Rom - University of Oklahoma
    Robbie Bryant - Southwest Baptist University
    Karen Huiett - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office
    Emily Ziring - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office
    Kurt Coduti - Pennsylvania State University
    William Markley - Pennsylvania State University
    David Parmelee - Pennsylvania State University
    Sherry Pinamonti - Pennsylvania State University
    Matthew Rothrock - Pennsylvania State University
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