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Start Your CEFP Journey – CEFP Course and Exam

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

To begin the registration process for the CEFP course and exam, you must have an account with APPA. If you need to create a free account please use this link. Use the magnifying tool to search for your organization/institution.

Non-members: $1310 Members: $550 (or less) Please check and see if the region you are a member of, offers an even deeper discount to the already low member price!

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

Review the Course Schedule below to determine which Cohort Group works best for your schedule. Check to see if you are eligible for a discount, then register for the course.

Step 3

Take CEFP Exam and Earn Certification

The CEFP Examination is administered online by Kryterion using one of three convenient options. You will receive your results on the day the exam is taken. You will have a “FREE Second Chance” to retake the CEFP Course and Exam within 30 days if you fail the first attempt.

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The APPA CEFP Course is a 90-day online, self-study course designed to help you prepare for the CEFP examination. Customized study materials are located in the Customized Interactive Learning Platform or CIL Platform.

Upon registration – 90 days You will have access to the CIL Platform which is accessed through your myAPPA account. Use the study calendar and the study strategies (provided upon registration) to help create your own unique study plan.

APPA’s state-of-the-art study materials to help while you study at your own pace for the CEFP Exam. Join your group for 4 live webinars (1 hr each) to review the core areas of the CIL BOK. Kelly Ostergrant, APPA Certification Coordinator and a certified facilitator will be on each call to answer any questions you may have and to discuss study tips and exam information/registration. Review the archived webinars from past live calls to help you prepare.

Once the 90-day course is complete, you will register and take the online exam before the deadline of your Cohort Group. If you fail, you will receive a “FREE Second Chance” and will automatically be placed in the next available Cohort Group to restart the CEFP Course and retake the exam. If a third attempt is needed, additional exam attempts can be purchased at $150 each with 30 days access to the CIL Platform.

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

Course Schedules

Group/Study Calendar90-day Online CourseDeadline to Take ExamStatus
Group A30June 1, 2024 – September 1, 2024September 30, 2024In Progress
Group A31September 1, 2024 – December 1, 2024December 31, 2024In Progress
Group A32November 1, 2024 – January 28, 2024February 28, 2025In Progress
Group A33January 1, 2025 – March 31, 2025April 30, 2025In Progress
All webinars are 1 hour in duration.

To view the Study Calendar for any of the Cohorts above, simply click on the Cohort Group.


For questions or inquires contact Matt Eckel.