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Passing APPA’s Certified Educational Facilities Professional examination is the final step in earning your CEFP certification.

Step One:  Qualify

In order to qualify for the CEFP exam, you must have at least 8 years of combined educational and work experience.  For example, if you have a two-year degree, you must have at least 6 years of experience to qualify for the exam.  See if you qualify

Step Two: Complete the Course

APPA’s robust Customized Interactive Learning Platform (CIL) allows you to review and prepare for the exam on your own time, at your own pace, with a CEFP certified facilitator and with the help from peers across the United States and Canada.  You will have access to state-of-the-art online learning tools and Live Webinars designed to help you learn APPA’s best practices without leaving home. Learn more about the Online Certification Course!

Step Three: Take the Exam

The CEFP Examination is administered online by our internationally recognized testing platform provider, Kryterion. Currently, there are three (3) options for testing, which include:

  • At a local Kryterion testing center staffed with professional proctors. Locate a testing center near you!
  • On campus or at home, utilizing a remote online proctor via internal or external webcam; or
  • On your campus or your place of work, ideally in a campus computer lab.

PLEASE NOTE:  Effective January 1, 2021 APPA will no longer offer the Kryterion testing center as an option for testing due to scheduling issues and closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  

Learn more about these testing options.

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