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APPA Announces Credentialing Program for Educational Facility Managers
APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities, has announced the first credentialing standard for the educational facilities profession.
The Educational Facilities Professional (EFP) credential was developed in response to APPA members’ demand as a way to validate the unique knowledge and competence required of an accomplished professional in the field.
“The EFP program was designed to confirm professional achievements in the field and illustrate a basic, fundamental understanding of what it takes to create and maintain safe, functional and inspiring learning environments, now and for future generations,” says Jack Colby, former APPA President and Chair of APPA’s Board for Educational Facilities Professionals Certification.
EFP preparation guides educational facilities professionals to a holistic, systemic mindset that is the key to progressive development in educational facilities. Those who earn the designation grasp the interdependence of each structure and space and the ways in which every building at an institution communicates a sense of place, history, and real connection with its purpose and those it serves, according to APPA.
“The EFP credential is an exciting new standard for educational stewardship. It
represents core knowledge, talent, and skill, underscoring accountability and commitment to growth and mastery,” says Lander Medlin, APPA Executive Vice President. “Those who earn the designation demonstrate their mastery and commitment to their work, their institution, and their colleagues.”
Those interested in pursuing the EFP can take the preparatory course Sept 14, in Phoenix or on Feb 8, in Newport Beach, California. The initial exam will be offered two times – on Sept. 14 and then again Sept. 15 - in Phoenix and will be offered again Feb. 8 or 9, in Newport Beach, Calif..
For eligibility requirements, more information, future dates, and to apply contact Berlos Davis at 703-684-1446 ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.