What is the CEFP?
APPA’s Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential is an advanced level of certification that represents a mastery of professional expertise and is a mark of superior proficiency in the core competencies for education facilities professionals. This designation demonstrates superior proficiency, professional strength, and unfailing dedication in the field of educational facilities. The CEFP represents the foundational knowledge, talent, and skills of facilities professionals by highlighting accountability and emphasizing the importance of the profession as a whole and also at the institutional level.
APPA-certified professionals who have earned this respected credential distinguish themselves among their peers. CEFP recipients tell us that while they gained skills that were immediately applicable to their job, the personal validation that comes from this achievement stands out to them—this kind of recognition cannot be measured simply by a job description.
Earning your CEFP certification enables you to be competitive among other professionals and more desirable for future leadership positions. You will see the personal return on your investment of time in terms of career development.
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Once you have earned your CEFP, you’ll demonstrate your ongoing commitment to professional competence and leadership by adding to your skills and knowledge. Every four years, APPA asks you to document this new knowledge utilizing a point system that assigns recertification credits before renewing your certification. There are many ways to do this—working in facilities management; attending professional conferences, workshops, or webinars; serving on boards and committees; teaching; and publishing articles. You can see a complete list of approved activities by visiting APPA’s Recertification page.
Pathway to Professionalism (P2P)
APPA’s Pathway to Professionalism (P2P) provides a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure your employees receive relevant training from experts in the facilities management field. With P2P, you have access to APPA’s Customized Interactive Learning (CIL) platform and resources coupled with on-site or online instructor-led training at your institution. Your team will be able to learn from their colleagues in real-world discussions that are directly related to their daily work.
Because we have paired our CIL online platform with our trainers, your employees can train when – and where – it’s convenient for them. There’s no need to worry about time away from home, lost productivity, or travel expenses. P2P makes it easy for everyone while maximizing learning and minimizing costs. If you have at least 20 people to train, and a member of APPA, we’ll come to you for just $1,195/person, with no extra costs. The non-Member rate is $1,395/person.
Bring a P2P session to your campus, and you’ll get:
• Four separate days of instructor-led training at your campus exposing participants to APPA’s core areas of the Body of Knowledge;
• PowerPoint and supplemental instructional materials;
• 90 days of 24/7 access to our CIL for all registered attendees providing online study tools such as practice tools, exams, recorded webinars, narrated modules of the Body of Knowledge, study manual, and flashcards;
• The option for qualified attendees to take and pass the CEFP exam at no cost (plus one free retake!) within 30 days of the end of the session.