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Pathway to Professionalism (P2P)

APPA’s Pathway to Professionalism (P2P) provides a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure your employees receive relevant training from experts in the facilities management field. With P2P, you have access to APPA’s Customized Interactive Learning (CIL) platform and resources coupled with on-site or online instructor-led training at your institution. Your team will be able to learn from their colleagues in real-world discussions that are directly related to their daily work.

Because we have paired our CIL online platform with our trainers, your employees can train when – and where – it’s convenient for them. There’s no need to worry about time away from home, lost productivity or travel expenses. P2P makes it easy for everyone while maximizing learning and minimizing costs. If you have at least 20 people to train, and a member of APPA, we’ll come to you for just $1,195/person, with no extra costs. Non-Member rate $1,395/person.

Bring a P2P session to your campus, and you’ll get:

• Four separate days of instructor-led training at your campus exposing participants to APPA’s core areas of the Body of Knowledge;
• PowerPoint and supplemental instruction materials;
• 90 days of 24/7 access to our CIL for all registered attendees providing online study tools such as practice tools, exams, recorded webinars, narrated modules of the Body of Knowledge, study manual and flashcards;
• The option for qualified attendees to take and pass the CEFP exam at no cost (plus one free retake!) within 30 days of the end of the session.


Organizational Development & Team Building

With APPA’s P2P program, you’ll be able to provide a richer professional development opportunity for your team.
• Employees learn about aspects of the industry that their current jobs and experience would otherwise not provide with a standardized offering;
• Employees view the program as a demonstration of your institution’s commitment to their ongoing development;
• By including technical service workers or outside facilities customers breaks down barriers between FM staff and other workers, creating a shared sense of respect of responsibilities as well as understanding;
• A broader understanding of concepts in the Body of Knowledge based on the reality of your team’s specific workplace leads to a better understanding of the organization as whole.

Institutions/Organizations and their Champions

The following Institutions and Organizations have hosted a P2P either virtually, in-person or hybrid. Contact the Champion to learn how easy it is to host a P2P.

OrganizationChampionType of OfferingLast Session Held
University of Illinois ChicagoJeff KulikhybridOctober 27, 2020
University of Tennessee – KnoxvilleRebecca AlcornvirtualJune 14, 2021
Auburn UniversityDan WhatleyvirtualJune 16, 2021
MiAPPA RegionPete StrazdasvirtualJune 24, 2021
University of Maryland – College ParkDiane Cabralesin-personDecember 10, 2021
University of Southern California (Group 1)Eric Johnson virtualFebruary 1, 2022
University of Southern California (Group 2)Eric Johnsonvirtual April 12, 2022
International Schools SystemsBecky KrisulevicsvirtualApril 26, 2022

Get Started Today!

We’re ready to help you succeed! Contact us today and let us tell you more about this pathway to professionalism. For additional information on how to bring this innovative program to your team, contact Kelly Ostergrant, Credentialing Coordinator, to discuss how to schedule your team for their next steps in professional development.