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“It was a crazy time to take on this course with all the aspects of COVID and managing reopening. Glad to be finished and even more thrilled to have passed! It was a very helpful process for me. Not only did I learn much information, it validated what I already know and reminded me of many things I had forgotten. ”

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The APPA Online CEFP Certification Course is a 90 day course for qualified individuals preparing to take the CEFP exam. Earning the CEFP demonstrates that you have a mastery of professional expertise in the facilities management field. It is a mark of superior proficiency in the core competencies for educational facilities professionals.

To learn how to maintain the CEFP credential once earned, visit the Recertification section of our website.

Download the CEFP Credential Brochure

Study materials are provided to registered participants on the state-of-the-art Customized Interactive Learning (CIL) Platform which is available 24/7 so you can study when and where you want.

Upon registration, you will select a cohort group to join for predetermined course dates. A suggested study calendar will be sent to you with live webinar dates that serve as a review for each of the four (4) core areas of the CIL Body of Knowledge.

At the conclusion of the 90 day course, you will have 30 days to schedule and take your exam through a third party administrator. Results are known immediately. If you fail on your first attempt, you are allowed one (1) free second attempt if you contact us within 30 days of your exam date. Frequently Asked Questions concerning the CEFP Credentialing Course.

Do you Qualify?

The CEFP is the credential for both aspiring and existing facilities professionals with a combined eight (8) years (or points) of education and/or work experience. To see if you qualify, complete the questionnaire found HERE.

Course Schedules

Cohort/Study CalendarCourse DatesWebinar 1Webinar 2Webinar 3Webinar 4Exam DatesStatus
Group A7Aug 12 – Nov 9, 20208/189/99/3010/20Nov 10 – Dec 10, 2020In Progress
Group A8Oct 6 – Jan 3, 202110/1311/411/2412/16Jan 4, 2021 – Feb 2, 2021In Progress
Group A9Dec 8 – Mar 7, 202112/151/61/272/17Mar 8 – Apr 6, 2021Enroll Now!
Group A10Jan 19 – Apr 18, 20211/272/173/113/30Apr 19 – May 18, 2021Enroll Now!

Study Materials

Everything you need to prepare for the CEFP Certification Exam can be found on the CIL Platform. Study how you want, where you want and when you want with these convenient learning tools:

  • Study guide
  • CIL Body of Knowledge
  • Interactive and printable flashcards
  • Practice exams and quizzes
  • Learning modules (slides with recorded narration)
  • Interactive discussions with fellow cohorts
  • Four (4) live facilitator led webinars
  • Archived webinars


The CEFP exam is administered online by our internationally recognized testing platform provider, Kryterion. There are three (3) options for testing, which include:

  • Local Kryterion testing center staffed with professional proctors. Locate a testing center near YOU!
  • Webcam either internal or external, utilizing a Kryterion proctor, on campus or at home using your personal laptop or computer. See requirements
  • Campus Proctored either on campus or at home using a proctor of your choice, on a computer of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions concerning the CEFP Examination.


The CEFP course included access to the online study material on the CIL Platform as well as a FREE second chance option to take the course and exam again if you fail on your first attempt if you return within 30 days of your exam date.

CEFP Course & ExamNon-members$1,310.00

APPA Region Discounts

The APPA regions have negotiated significantly discounted rates for their APPA Institutional/Affiliate members. Your institution must be a member of both APPA and the region in order to qualify for the lower price. Business partners of APPA and a region are not eligible for these rates.
NOTE: When you use a region discount code, you are affirming that you will take the exam within 30 days of completing the course.

CAPPACentral Region (preauthorization required)$275.00*
ERAPPAEastern Region (preauthorization required)$Free
MAPPAMidwest Region$550.00
MiAPPAMichigan State Chapter$550.00
PCAPPAPacific Coast Region$550.00
RMARocky Mountain Region$400.00
SRAPPASoutheastern Region$550.00*
click on each region for coupon code and more information
*deeper discount after passing exam

Other Special Discounts

MilitaryUnited States and Canada$400.00
InternationalStrategic Partners, United Nation$550.00

Log in and Register Now!

You must first log into your myAPPA account to register for the CEFP course. If you don’t have an account, Click Here to create one today!

Contact Us
If you have questions, please contact:

Kelly Ostergrant
Credentialing Coordinator
(o) 703-542-3835 (c) 615-294-5780

Christina Hills
Director of Credentialing & Benchmarking
(o) 703-542-3844