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.

Lifelong Learning

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 you can renew 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 full list of approved activities by visiting our Recertification page.

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