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Idaho State University

Mark Cates Passes Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) Credentialing Exam

February 6, 2020

APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities, is proud to announce that Mark Cates at Idaho State University has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential. The CEFP is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field.

“Credentialing is important, not just to show that you are qualified, but also to show that you have enough dedication in your role to make the effort to earn a professional certification. Quite often that says more about an individual than the certification itself. APPA's CEFP is the only certification that demonstrates the recipient’s qualifications for educational facilities management, and also demonstrates their dedication to the educational facilities profession,” said John Morris P.E., CFM, CEM, CPE, LEED AP, GBE, CEFP, and Chair of APPA’s Board for Educational Facilities Professionals Certification. “The APPA CEFP is quickly becoming the industry standard, and I encourage everyone to pursue their CEFP certification. By obtaining and maintaining this credential, recipients will further assure forward-thinking relevancy and mastery of the best management practices related to educational facilities.”

“The CEFP credential is an exciting new standard for educational stewardship. It represents core knowledge, talent, and skill, underscoring accountability and commitment to growth and mastery,” said Lander Medlin, APPA Executive Vice President.


For eligibility requirements, more information, and to apply for the preparatory course or online CEFP exam, visit www.certification.appa.org or contact Kelly Ostergrant at Kelly@appa.org