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Qualifying Activities

The CEFP credential must be maintained by earning a combination of 120 points from four (4) categories with minimum of 40 points being earned from the Educational category.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU), Continuing Professional Education (CPE), and college credit are other measurements of education that can be converted into points as follows:

  • .1 CEU = 1 hour of education, or 1 point
  • One CPE = 50 minutes of education or .8 points; Six CPEs = 5 hours, or 5 points
  • One college credit = 10 points; a three-credit course is 30 points.

The four (4) categories from which you can earn points are as follows:


  • Full-time practicing Facility Management Professional
  • Part-time practicing Facility Management Professional
  • Serving as an instructor in a college/university Facility Management program
  • Full-time Facilities Management Consultant



  • Holding an elected office within APPA or an APPA region/chapter/state
  • Member of an APPA International committee
  • Member of an APPA regional or chapter/state committee
  • Faculty or presenter for one (1) session  (e.g. Institute for Facilities Management.
  • Faculty/Trainer for delivery of a week long program (e.g. Leadership Academy or Supervisor Toolkit, etc.)
  • Serving as a Mentor or Mentee
  • Session presenter at a Facilities Management related conference (e.g. APPA International, APPA regional, state/chapter, other)
  • Serving as Lead CIL (Customized Interactive Learning) Facilitator on a Live Webinar

Research and Publications 

  • Published article in any Facilities Management related magazine or journal
  • Complete a CFaR (Center for Facilities Research) project
  • Author a BOK (Body of Knowledge) chapter
  • Author/Co-Author a book (e-book or printed) for the APPA membership
  • Submit or assist with the FPI (Facilities Performance Indicators) survey on behalf of your institution
  • Complete APPA’s FMEP (Facilities Management Evaluation Program) on your campus.
  • Individual APPA Award Recipient