Begin Your Path to Earning the CEFP Designation Today!

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.

The Commission

Commissioner Representation Term Expiration
Irene Nigaglioni Chair September/October 2016
Vincent Bok Australasia September/October 2016
Ron Fanning MWGL September/October 2015
Robert Hendriks Northeast September/October 2016
Kendall Jessiman Pacific Northwest/Canada September/October 2014
Len Wright Southeast September/October 2016
Sue Robertson Southern September/October 2014
Cynthia Uline Southwest September/October 2015
Kendall Jessiman Canada September/October 2014

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

Remote Testing
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.

Regional Conferences
Applications and materials must be submitted to CEFPI 6 weeks prior to the conference dates. See deadlines in red.

International Event(s)

Who holds the CEFP designation?

Name Company City State Country
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, 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, CEFP, LEED AP BD+C SHW Group LLP Berkley MI US
Brendon Pollard, 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, 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, CEFP, LEED AP Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Assoc., Arch. Mechanicsburg PA US
Terry Thompson, CEFP Foreman Architects Engineers Zelienople PA US
Brian Carter, AIA, LEED AP, 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
Leo Bobadilla, CEFP Houston Independent School District Houston TX US
Jim Brady, AIA, CEFP PageSoutherlandPage Austin TX US
Bradley Chilcote, AIA, 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, 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
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
Julia Hawkinson, AIA, CEFP Parsons LAUSD - Asset Management Los Angeles CA US
Rodwell King, RIBA, CEFP GPD Group Akron OH US
James Woods, AIA, REFP, CEFP FGM Architects Oak Brook IL US
Chuck Appleby, CEFP   Eugene OR US
Gary Armbruster, REFP, CEFP MA+ Architecture, LLC Oklahoma City OK US
Leona Ketterl, CEFP BLDD Architects Chicago IL US
Liz Lee, LEED AP, CEFP Perkins Eastman New York NY US
Dian Paulin, CEFP Ballou Justice Upton Architects Richmond VA US
Gary Slutzky, AIA, CEFP   Fayetteville NY US