Facilities professionals looking to advance to the next level of their careers can now register for the upcoming Pathway to Professionalism (P2P) program, which explores in detail APPA’s Body of Knowledge and prepares attendees to take the optional CEFP exam at no additional cost. The next virtual P2P consists of four online sessions (three to five hours each) starting at 11 am on the following Thursdays: March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 25. There will be no session on April 18 to avoid conflicting with the APPA 2024 Spring Conference.
The P2P is a convenient and cost-effective way to master the four foundational competency areas in APPA’s Body of Knowledge (BOK):
- General Administration and Management
- Operations and Maintenance
- Energy, Utilities, and Environmental Stewardship
- Planning, Design, and Construction
The virtual P2P is taught by a qualified APPA Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) trainer and encourages group discussions and collaboration. Professionals taking the P2P also have access to APPA’s Customized Interactive Learning (CIL) platform and resources coupled with on-site or online instructor-led training. The program is $1,195 for APPA members and $1,595 for non-members.
In other certification news, APPA congratulates the 41 facilities professionals who earned their APPA CEFP (the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential) during the period October 1 through December 31, 2023. The latest group includes professionals from universities and other institutions in 15 U.S. states as well as two providences in Canada and one in China See the latest recipients along with all CEFP recipients since 2020.
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. The online CEFP certification course and exam is a 90-day self-study course designed to help facilities professionals prepare for the CEFP examination with peers across APPA’s six regions. The next CEFP class runs from March 12, 2024 until June 9, 2024. The deadline to register is March 11. Learn more about the CEFP and register.