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The Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential represents the highest standards of performance and understanding in educational facilities 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!

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.


Press Releases

November 13, 2020, Alexandria, VA – In a unique collaboration, APPA has partnered with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to offer its educational facilities management certification to students in the university’s facilities management academic program. Read More

August 14, 2019, Alexandria, VA – In response to a constantly evolving educational facilities profession, APPA has launched a new program called “Pathway to Professionalism” (P2P) to help educational facilities organizations and their institutions keep pace with accelerating rate of change, Read More

March 19, 2019, Alexandria VA  APPA announces a change to the qualification requirements for its Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential which positively aligns with the phase-out of the Educational Facilities Professional (EFP) certificate effective April 1, 2019. Read More          


“Studying for the CEFP using the APPA resources has been an excellent experience in its own right, and I can’t wait to take the exam.”

Ian Smith (is currently CEFP certified!)
Director of Facilities
Earlham College

“There is so much great information in the program, but one of my biggest takeaways is a better understanding of change management in an organization.” Read More

Chris Reyes, CEFP
Assistant Director of Utilities
Facilities Management