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Over 60 Professionals Earn CEFP Credential

October 2, 2023

APPA congratulates the 62 facilities professionals who earned their APPA CEFP (the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential) during the period from June 26, 2023 – September 30, 2023. The latest class includes professionals from universities and other institutions in nearly two dozen U.S. states as well as Africa, Canada, and China.

NameInstitutionAPPA Region
Tina BishopUniversity of Southern MississippiSRAPPA
Ryan KilgoreGeorgia Institute of TechnologySRAPPA
Gabe CarrilloXian International SchoolInternational
Ryan TaylorUniversity of VirginiaSRAPPA
Jason DayneUniversity of ReginaRMA
Heather Hickman HollandUniversity of San FranciscoPCAPPA
Robert FloodOregon State UniversityPCAPPA
Mohamed AbdulazizUniversity of CalgaryRMA
Daniel MacDonaldLasell VillageERAPPA
Blythe K ShannonUniversity of VirginiaSRAPPA
Christina V. GarayUniversity of Texas at El PasoCAPPA
Dewarren Thomas, Sr.Rutgers UniversityERAPPA
Richard CharbelUniversity of Texas at AustinCAPPA
Christine NewbyArizona State University – TempeRMA
Dillon GriffithCalifornia State University – FresnoPCAPPA
Chris SchottWayne Community CollegeSRAPPA
Trey GarantUniversity of Michigan – Ann ArborMAPPA
Just CrawfordUniversity of Michigan – Ann ArborMAPPA
Jessica PriceUniversity of California, San FranciscoPCAPPA
Kevin RiellyBoston CollegeERAPPA
Bridget K WeikelOld Dominion UniversitySRAPPA
Damian DaveyRutgers UniversityERAPPA
Mitchell UrdahlMontana State UniversityRMA
Patrick KrebbsYosemite Community College DistrictPCAPPA
Thomas WillmottCarleton UniversityERAPPA
Carlos YbarraUniversity of Texas at AustinCAPPA
Eric MeyerUniversity of South FloridaSRAPPA
Richard CostaUniversity of Texas at AustinCAPPA
Geoff OlssonHalifax Regional Center for EducationERAPPA
Kelly JohnsonUniversity of Southern MississippiSRAPPA
Dwayne TaylorUniversity of California San FranciscoPCAPPA
Chris BorstUniversity of Alaska AnchoragePCAPPA
Aaron KlemmSan Jose State UniversityPCAPPA
Wally BeetsUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvilleSRAPPA
Matthew SavoieQueen’s UniversityERAPPA
Andres RamirezClaremont McKenna CollegePCAPPA
Larry SampsonUniversity of AlabamaSRAPPA
Dru DunnUniversity of AlabamaSRAPPA
Tebatso MogaleAmerican International School of JohannesburgInternational
Eric RosmanUniversity of OregonPCAPPA
Xin LiQueen’s UniversityERAPPA
Jose RodriguezRutgers University The State University of New JerseyERAPPA
Ken BrewerUniversity of CalgaryRMA
Adam StaffordCreighton UniversityCAPPA
Willy YamamotoNorth Carolina State University at RaleighSRAPPA
Kevin John CurleyUniversity of DaytonMAPPA
Fadi KayyalRutgers University The State University of New JerseyERAPPA
Randall Tandy, Jr.Brazosport CollegeCAPPA
Craig HolanSouthern Illinois University – EdwardsvilleMAPPA
Jesse Luckey WinterUniversity of Wisconsin – MadisonMAPPA
Greg GettingsUniversity of AlabamaSRAPPA
Jeffrey CheekLongwood UniversitySRAPPA
John BruchUniversity of Wisconsin – ParksideMAPPA
Tiffany TantUniversity of AlabamaSRAPPA
Robert AkkermanNAITRMA
Richard TuttaukUniversity of CalgaryRMA
Anna EllingtonAtlanta International SchoolSRAPPA
Jon TuckerStanford UniversityPCAPPA
Bradley GogginsAuburn UniversitySRAPPA
Wilbert HightowerSam Houston State UniversityCAPPA
Michael BrickerUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasPCAPPA
Christina BlackmanUniversity of California – DavisPCAPPA

The latest group of CEFP recipients brings the total number of current CEFP recipients to 1,113. View all CEFP recipients since 2020.

APPA’s Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential is an advanced level of certification that represents a mastery of professional expertise and is a mark of superior proficiency in the core competencies for education facilities professionals. This designation demonstrates superior proficiency, professional strength, and unfailing dedication in the field of educational facilities. The CEFP represents the foundational knowledge, talent, and skills of facilities professionals by highlighting accountability and emphasizing the importance of the profession as a whole and also at the institutional level. Learn more about the CEFP.

For the institutions that employ facilities professionals, the CEFP “showcases the educational side of facilities management and the professionalism in your field,” said Kelly Johnson, a recent CEFP recipient, in a news release for the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Johnson’s dedication “also helps our department on its path to creating an enriching campus physical environment for our faculty, staff, and especially our students,” said Lucas Applewhite, director of facilities planning and management of USM Coastal Operations.

The APPA online CEFP certification course and exam is a 90-day self-study course designed to help facilities professionals prepare for the CEFP examination with peers across APPA’s six regions. 

The next CEFP class runs from November 7, 2023 until February 4, 2024. The deadline to register is November 6. Learn more about the CEFP and register.

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