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Start Your CEFP Journey

Earning your CEFP Credential is easy as 1, 2, 3!

To begin the registration process, you must have an account with APPA. If you need to create an account please use this link. Use the magnifying tool to search for your organization/institution. Please let me know if you have any questions at

Step 1

Qualify for the CEFP Course

You must have at least 8 years of combined education and experience to qualify for the CEFP course/exam but you can use any combination to qualify. Complete the short Questionnaire now!

Step 2

Register and Complete CEFP Course

Choose the Cohort Group that you want to join, check to see if you are eligible for a discount, then register for the 90 day course.

Step 3

Take CEFP Exam and Earn Certification

The CEFP Examination is administered online by our internationally recognized testing platform provider, Kryterion and included with your registration. Test results are known immediately after submitting the exam.

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The APPA Online CEFP Certification Course is a 90-day (13 week) online course designed to help you prepare for the CEFP examination with peers across APPA’s six (6) regions. Study materials provided are found in the Customized Interactive Learning Platform or CIL Platform for short.

The CIL Platform is an interactive platform with peers and a qualified CEFP facilitator. Upon enrolling in the CIL Platform,  you will select a Cohort Group to join with four (4) predetermined live webinars scheduled during the 90 day course.

We realize that not everyone retains information the same way so we have developed the CIL Platform so you can customize a study plan that is right for you.  Utilize the state-of-the-art online learning tools available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you prepare for your exam.  

You will have access to the study material once you enroll in the course.  Ready to begin?  Register Today!

For questions or inquires:

Kelly Ostergrant
Certification Coordinator  
Office phone: 703-542-3835

Christina Hills
Director of Credentialing and Benchmarking
Office phone: 703-542-3844