CEFP "Certified Educational Facility Planner"
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What is the CEFP?
The Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify those in the educational environment industry who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of educational facility planning. The CEFP program stands as a mark of excellence and has been developed to reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a competent educational facilities planner.
About the CEFP Commission
CEFPI has designated the establishment of an independent commission to create, set policy for, and govern the CEFP program. This commission will serve at the pleasure of the CEFPI Board of Directors, but will have authority and responsibility for the CEFP program and have absolute independence from the CEFPI Board of Directors in the instances of program policy, bestowment of the designation, requirements and qualifications of the program, and all appeals made by candidates seeking the designation.
The CEFP Commission shall consist of a representative of each geographical region of CEFPI and up to three subject matter experts that are designated by the Commission to serve. The number of Commissioners shall always be an even number and the Chair of the Commission shall be appointed by the CEFPI Board of Directors, and shall serve with no vote on matters before the Commission except in the case of a tie. The chair shall be a current member of the CEFPI Board of Directors. He/she must abstain from all votes that involve dissolution of the Commission before the Board of Directors, but may vote on other matters that concern the Commission. All members of the Commission shall be members of CEFPI in good standing, and hold the designation of CEFP.
|Irene Nigaglioni||Chair||September/October 2016|
|Andrew Bunting||Australasia||September/October 2013|
|Ron Fanning||MWGL||September/October 2015|
|Ed McMilin||Northeast||September/October 2013|
|Kendall Jessiman||Pacific Northwest/Canada||September/October 2014|
|Sue Robertson||Southern||September/October 2014|
|Cynthia Uline||Southwest||September/October 2015|
|Kendall Jessiman||Canada||September/October 2014|
|VACANT||Subject Matter Expert|
|VACANT||Subject Matter Expert|
|VACANT||Subject Matter Expert|
Who should become a CEFP?
The CEFP program is geared towards educational facility planning practitioners, who have a vested interest in advancing their profession and the industry.
What are the benefits?
Earning the CEFP credential is the hallmark of a committed educational facility planner. It helps drive professional self-confidence, opens doors, creates connections, and offers widespread value and recognition for candidates.
How can I obtain the CEFP?
Earning and maintaining the CEFP is a three-part process. Candidates must first meet eligibility requirements and submit an application. The next step is to sit for, and pass the CEFP exam. Once a candidate has earned the credential they must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years, as well as maintain minimum continuing education units each year. If you currently hold the designation of REFP (Recognized Educational Facility Planner), you are automatically eligible to sit for an abbreviated CEFP exam upon completing the application process.
How am I eligible for the CEFP?
A combination of formal education, professional experience, and portfolio of your work, will determine your eligibility. To find out the specific requirements, click here.
What are the fees?
There will be a schedule of fees to apply for the program as well as a recertification and maintenance fee payable each year. When the recertification is due, no additional fee will be required as long as the yearly fee is current. Click here to view the fee schedule for the 2013 class of CEFP candidates.
How do I get started?
To apply for eligibility for the CEFP exam and designation, complete the CEFP application.
When can I test? The 2014 Schedule
Applicants will follow the same procedures plus coordinate their own proctor, location, and day/time for the test. CEFP administrator will coordinate the testing logistics with the proctor. The test must be taken during the identified time frame. The CEFP administrator may not be employed at the same firm/district/agency as the candidate.
February 3-7, 2014
Materials due 1/17/14
June 9-13, 2014
Materials due 5/5/14
Applications and materials must be submitted to CEFPI 6 weeks prior to the conference dates. See deadlines in red.
- Southwest: March 26-29 – materials due 2/12/14
- Northeast: April 10-12 – materials due 2/27/14
- Southern: April 11-12 – materials due 2/27/14
- Midwest Great Lakes: April 23-25 – materials due 3/12/14
- Australasia: May 25-28 – materials due 4/14/14
- Southeast: June 24-26 – materials due 5/13/14
- Annual Conference: Portland, October 4-7 – materials due 8/25/14
- NSSEA (TBD)
Who holds the CEFP designation?
|Vincent Bok, CEFP||DEECD North Eastern Victorian Region||Glen Waverley||VIC||AUS|
|Andrew Bunting, Ed.D., CEFP||Malvern||VIC||AUS|
|Dennis Bane, AIA, CEFP||DLR Group||Chicago||IL||US|
|Denise Breunig, AIA, CEFP||Woolpert||Fairview Heights||IL||US|
|Franklin Brown, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP||Ohio School Facilities Commission||Columbus||OH||US|
|Melanie Drerup, CEFP||Ohio School Facilities Commission||Columbus||OH||US|
|Ronald Fanning, AIA, P.Eng., CEFP, NCEE||Fanning Howey||Celina||OH||US|
|Troy Glover, CEFP||Fanning Howey||Dublin||OH||US|
|Dale Jerome, AIA, REFP, CEFP||French Associates Inc.||Rochester||MI||US|
|Bradley Kiehl, AIA, CEFP, LEED ap||DLR Group||Overland Park||KS||US|
|Daniel Mader, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP||Fanning Howey||Indianapolis||IN||US|
|Michael Malone, AIA, CEFP||PARTNERS in Architecture, PLC||Mt. Clemens||MI||US|
|Edward McMilin, CEFP||E. McMilin Planning Services, LLC||Milwaukee||WI||US|
|Gregory Monberg, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CEFP||Fanning Howey||South Bend||IN||US|
|Theodore Pappas, AIA, NCARB, REFP, CEFP, LEED AP BD+C||SHW Group LLP||Berkley||MI||US|
|Brendon Pollard, REFP, CEFP||Kingscott||Kalamazoo||MI||US|
|Rebecca Richter, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP||Fields & Associates||Grand Rapids||MI||US|
|Kevin Schluckebier, CEFP||BCDM Architects||Omaha||NE||US|
|Julie Skolnicki, AIA, LEED AP, CEFP||Dublin||OH||US|
|Craig Stranathan, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP BD+C, CSI||PBA Architects||Wichita||KS||US|
|Steven Turckes, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP||Perkins+Will||Chicago||IL||US|
|Charles Warner, AIA, REFP, CEFP||Warner Concepts, LLC||Dublin||OH||US|
|Pamela Babuca, ASID, IFMA, CEFP||StudioJAED||Bear||DE||US|
|Robert Bell, AIA, CEFP, LEED bd+c||Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc.||Charlestown||MA||US|
|Jeffrey Chambers, NCARB, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP||Chambers & Associates, Inc.||Manheim||PA||US|
|Craig Dailey, AIA, CEFP||King + King, Archtects||Liverpool||NY||US|
|Robert Hendriks, III, CEFP||Educational Legacy Planning Group||North Babylon||NY||US|
|Edward Kirkbride, CEFPI Fellow, CEFP||Kirkbride Associates||Exton||PA||US|
|Wendy Kunz, AIA, CEFP||Camden Board of Education||West Deptford||NJ||US|
|Ronald Lamarre, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP BD+C||Lavallee Brensinger Architects||Charlestown||MA||US|
|Grace Lynch, AIA, PP, CEFP L+C||Design Consultants PA||North Bergen||NJ||US|
|Vern McKissick, III, AIA, CEFP||McKissick Associates PC||Harrisburg||PA||US|
|Richard Moretti, Ed.D., CEFP, LEED AP||StudioJAED||Bear||DE||US|
|Jeanne Perantoni, AIA, CEFP||SSP Architectural Group||Bridgewater||NJ||US|
|Robert Pillar, AIA, CEFP||Stantec||Butler||PA||US|
|Philip Poinelli, FAIA, LEED AP, CEFP||Symmes Maini & McKee Associates||Cambridge||MA||US|
|Cynthia Smith, PE, CEFP||JMT Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson||Manchester||MD||US|
|Paul Taylor, AIA, LA, REFP, CEFP, LEED AP||Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Assoc., Arch.||Mechanicsburg||PA||US|
|Terry Thompson, CEFP||Foreman Architects Engineers||Zelienople||PA||US|
|Brian Carter, AIA, LEED AP, REFP, CEFP||Integrus Architecture, P.S.||Seattle||WA||US|
|Kathy Christy, CEFP||Northwest Arctic Borough School District||Anchorage||AK||US|
|David Edwards, CEFP||Edwards Edwards McEwen Architects||Saskatoon||SK||CAN|
|John Eisen, CEFP||K-12 Consultants||Billings||MT||US|
|Kendall Jessiman, AIBC, SAA, MRAIC, CAHP, CEFP||Iredale Group Architecture||Vancouver||BC||CAN|
|Merle Kirkley, CEFP||The Beresford Company||Seattle||WA||US|
|Edward Peters, CEFP||Edmonds School District No.15||Lynnwood||WA||US|
|Philip Riedel, CEFP||NAC|Architecture||Seattle||WA||US|
|Hugh Skinner, CEFP, MCIP||GHMA||Surrey||BC||CAN|
|Edward Gordon, CEFP||Smith Sinnett Architecture||Raleigh||NC||US|
|Mike Moyer, CEFP||Wells Fargo Bank - Corporate Properties||Charlotte||NC||US|
|Jose Murguido, AIA, CEFP||Zyscovich, Inc.||Miami||FL||US|
|Fran Pickett, CEFP||Fran Pickett & Associates, Inc.||Satellite Beach||FL||US|
|Jeffrey Platenberg, CEFP||Fairfax County Public Schools||Falls Church||VA||US|
|Cynthia Richardson, CEFP||Chesterfield County Public Schools||Richmond||VA||US|
|Sean Tracy, AIA, CEFP||BRPH||Lake Mary||FL||US|
|Joyce VanGilder, AIA, CEFP||West Virginia School Building Authority||Charleston||WV||US|
|David Waggoner, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, CEFP||Heery International, Inc.||Raleigh||NC||US|
|Gregory Williamson, AIA, REFP, CEFP||Williamson Shriver Architects, Inc.||Charleston||WV||US|
|Lenard Wright, CEFP||Wright School Planning Services LLC||Norfolk||VA||US|
|Alan Albers, CEFP||Huckabee & Associates, Inc.||Round Rock||TX||US|
|Gary Armbruster, REFP, CEFP||MA+ Architecture, LLC||Oklahoma City||OK||US|
|Leo Bobadilla, CEFP||Houston Independent School District||Houston||TX||US|
|Jim Brady, AIA, CEFP||PageSoutherlandPage||Austin||TX||US|
|Bradley Chilcote, AIA, REFP, CEFP||Wittenberg Delony & Davidson, Inc.||Little Rock||AR||US|
|Clay Clayton, III, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP||Houston Independent School District||Houston||TX||US|
|Mark French, AIA, LEED AP, CEFP||Bay-IBI Group Architects, Inc.||Houston||TX||US|
|Randall Fromberg, AIA, CEFP||Fromberg Associates Ltd||Austin||TX||US|
|Montgomery Howard, AIA, CEFP||Marmon Mok, LP||San Antonio||TX||US|
|Merlin Lirette, AIA, CEFP||The Merlin Group, Ltd.||Houma||LA||US|
|Irene Nigaglioni, AIA, CEFP||PBK Architects, Inc.||Dallas||TX||US|
|Sue Robertson, CEFP||Houston Independent School District||Houston||TX||US|
|Robert Sands, Jr., CEFP||Houston Independent School District||Houston||TX||US|
|Roy Sprague, AIA, CSI, CEFP||Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District||Houston||TX||US|
|Charles Stein, PE, CEFP||State of Arkansas||Little Rock||AR||US|
|Jeffrey Wegener, REFP, CEFP||LWPB Architecture||Oklahoma City||OK||US|
|Mark Brazee, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CEFP||Aurora Academy Charter School||Aurora||CO||US|
|Eric Brossy de Dios, CEFP||PerkinsWill||Los Angeles||CA||US|
|Jeffrey Chamberlin, CEFP||RLH Engineering, Inc.||Windsor||CO||US|
|William Gould, CEFP||Artik Art & Architecture||San Jose||CA||US|
|Julia Hawkinson, AIA, CEFP||Parsons LAUSD - Asset Management||Los Angeles||CA||US|
|William Heinicke, LEED AP, CEFP||Elk Grove Unified School District||Elk Grove||CA||US|
|Teri Jamison, CEFP||Rainforth Grau Architects||Sacramento||CA||US|
|Laura Knauss, AIA, LEED AP, REFP, CEFP||Lionakis - Beaumont Design Group, Inc.||Sacramento||CA||US|
|Andre Larroque, AIA, CEFP, CSI||New Mexico Public School Facility Authority||Albuquerque||NM||US|
|John Nichols, AIA, CEFP, LEED AP||HMC Architects||Ontario||CA||US|
|Brian Parker, AIA, CEFP||MHTN Architects, Inc.||Salt Lake City||UT||US|
|Marilyn Strube, CEFP||Greer Stafford / SJCF Inc||Albuquerque||NM||US|
|Cynthia Uline, Ph.D., CEFP||San Diego State University||San Diego||CA||US|
|Barbara von der Heydt, AIA, CEFP||Denver Public School||Morrison||CO||US|
|Julie Walleisa, CEFP||DekkerPerichSabatini||Albuquerque||NM||US|
|Janell Weihs, CEFP||CEFPI||Scottsdale||AZ||US|