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APPA’s Certification Mission

The mission of APPA’s Certification program is dedicated to strengthening and sustaining the profession by increasing professional competency and supporting the educational mission through establishing and validating standards for professional practice.

The purpose of APPA’s Certification program is to:

  • Assure educational institutions of the quality of their facilities management professionals
  • Drive professional development
  • Establish standards for professional performance in educational facilities management

APPA’s Credentialing Board operates as an independent Board of Directors. The certification program is organized as a tax exempt, non-profit, 501(c)(6) organization that was formally incorporated in 2007.

2019 – 2020 Certification Board Members

Emmet Boyle, Chair, Director, Maintenance & Utilities, University of Regina, MBA, CEM, FMA, CEFP

Peter Strazdas, Vice Chair, Associate Vice President Facilities Management, Western Michigan University, CEFP

Randy Gentzler , Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, Loyola University Maryland

Erik C. Backus, Howard E. Lechler Endowed Director, Clarkson University, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, FMP

Casey Martin, Jacobs, Program Manager, CEFP, AIA, CFM, CEM, PMP, AICP

Elizabeth A. Clark, Budget Analyst III, Penn State University, APPA Vice President for Professional Development, M.Ed., CEFP

E. Lander Medlin, APPA Executive Vice President

Christina Hills, APPA Director of Credentialing & Benchmarking

Kelly Ostergrant, APPA Credentialing Coordinator, CAP

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