CAPPA 2019

The Central region of APPA, CAPPA, is thrilled to host the 2019 annual conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Our theme is “Centered on Progress for Facilities Management” - based on Winnipeg’s central location within the North American continent.  We all realize that facilities management is changing quickly, so we have to be “progressing” through the technologically driven environment we are now in. 

Registration is now open!  Please visit the 2019 Conference website and start planning to attend now.  

2019 Conference website  -

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The Professional Development Committee is currently working on getting high quality educational sessions to be available during the conference.  The agenda will be available sometime in April 2019. 

Also, please look at the optional activities that are available prior and during the conference.  We are offering spouses and guests the opportunity to just attend the Event at the Manitoba Museum and the Awards Banquet, at a reduced cost.  

Make your plans to attend now!  And don’t forget to make sure you have a valid passport!

We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!


Application for Educational Session Presentation

Call for Papers - Extended to March 22nd

On behalf of the Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators, “CAPPA”, it is a pleasure to invite you to submit your presentation abstract for consideration for an Educational Session at the 2019 CAPPA Annual Conference.   

We sincerely appreciate your interest in contributing to the success of the 2019 Annual Conference by hosting a focused topic discussion, presenting an educational paper, or offering other beneficial educational content.

The process starts by completing an Application available through the links below. After carefully reviewing each section of the application, please complete all requested information and follow instructions at the end to submit. Because we have extended the Due Date for submission of presentations, notification of the final selections for the conference will be e-mailed by April 19th, 2019.

Direct any urgent questions or issues through a call or email to CAPPA’s Professional Development Co-Chairs:

All other questions about the CAPPA conference, such as how to register or participate as a Business Partner, should be directed to the appropriate chairperson listed on the CAPPA website. Regardless, we are glad to assist with a referral in the event you cannot find the contact that seems appropriate.

IMPORTANT deadlines & details

 Applications for Presentation Abstracts: Extended to Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Individual, panel and joint proposals from education institution colleagues are welcome!   
  • The front end of this application is to be completed by the Primary Presenter (by this, we mean the person responsible for core content).  We also ask for a Back Up point of contact as well.
  • If your proposal involves two or more presenters, you will have the chance to tell us about the others.
  • Are you a Business Partner?  Welcome to the 2019 Education Session proposal process.
    • 2019 guidelines encourage Business Partners presentations from individuals, as well as those with co-presenter(s) from higher education.
    • CAPPA requires that presentations are not a “sales pitch” – since the purpose & focus of conference sessions is education for the CAPPA membership. You will be asked to sign a Code of Conduct pledge, following to your submission of an abstract.

 As you prepare your proposal here are a few requirements and considerations for your submission:

  • PRIMARY CONTACT: Provide the primary point of contact, to include full name, title, institution or company, phone and email address. We also ask for a Back Up contact in order to confirm communications;
  • PRESENTATION TITLE: Should be 50 characters or less. Remember you are “marketing” your presentation for selection, so the title of your Presentation should catch the participant’s eye, while accurately capturing the essence of the presentation. We also ask you to classify your presentation into one of four content categories;
  • “ELEVATOR SPEECH” SHORT FORM ABSTRACT: Your Elevator Speech should be 3 to 5 sentences that build off the Presentation Title. This will be visible in the conference schedule section of our web and mobile apps, and will help conference attendees choose  which presentations to attend;
  • LONG FORM ABSTRACT: Submission of program abstract should be 200 words or less. The long form description should concisely inform participants about the content they should expect to find in the presentation.  It should state the problem or opportunity to be addressed. If this is a joint presentation, it should discuss the relationship between the parties. More is not necessarily better. This is your detailed marketing blurb that will appear in our web and mobile apps and will largely determine whether participants choose to participate in your session;
  • LEARNING OUTCOMES: Submission of no more than three (3) learning outcomes. These are statements that indicate what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of participating in the session. These objectives are used extensively in the review process to select programs that meet the needs of our participants. 

CAPPA will provide a master Microsoft Power Point template for the conference for use by the presenters.


Please be aware that any presenter selected, whether Higher Education or Business Partner, will need to pay full registration fee for the conference.

CAPPA Code of Professional Conduct:  Submission of a Presentation Abstract is acknowledgement of the CAPPA’s expectations for professional conduct for all participants in the Annual Meeting. Following the submission, you will receive a Code of Conduct acknowledgement letter to sign and return to the CAPPA Professional Development Committee. 

To allow us to collect the presentation abstract information in digital format, we request that all submissions be made by e-mail attachment using interactive PDF or MS Word to:

2019 CAPPA Educational Sessions INSTRUCTIONS 03-18-2019

2019 CAPPA Educational Sessions APPLICATION

We look forward to an exciting educational program for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Winnipeg!




The CEFP is the only facilities credential that focuses on your professional development, and APPA supplies you with the training and tools to make your CEFP credential a reality. 

Interested?  Don’t let the cost stop you.  CAPPA is offering its members discounted pricing to become certified. 


The CEFP is the only facilities credential that focuses on your professional development.  And APPA supplies you with the training and tools to make your CEFP credential a reality. 

This package includes the online prep course, prep manual, Body of Knowledge access, Customized Interactive Learning study groups as well as various online testing options, plus if at first you don’t succeed, a free 2nd test attempt within 30 days.

CAPPA members can take advantage of the great APPA + CAPPA Credentialing agreement that drastically reduces the cost for EFPs ($1100 value) and for CEFPs (normally $1300) for 2018.


To take advantage of a CAPPA coupon, simply visit APPA’s Credentialing site and click on the PURCHASE tab, select the Exam option you wish to take and then you will be asked to sign in.  Enter the appropriate Coupon Code (CAPPACEFP for the CEFP Exam Package, or CAPPAEFP for the EFP Exam Package) to apply the CAPPA discount, enter your billing information, then submit.  You will get a confirmation email from APPA once your registration is complete.  You MUST be an APPA and CAPPA Member to be eligible for this special rate.

To find out more about the CEFP program, contact Kelly Ostergrant, Credentialing Coordinator at [email protected] or click on the link - CEFP.

Like the college diploma, or other licenses, the certificate or credential belong to the individual, not the institution. The certificate and credential speak volumes about you without you having to say a thing. Step out of the crowd and apply for either the EFP or CEFP today!


CAPPA Fall Newsletter Articles:

  • From the President
  • 2018 Annual CAPPA conference recap
  • 2018 CAPPA Awards
  • APPA's Book of Knowledge 

 Fall Newsletter

Please submit your articles/announcements for the newsletter to editor Jenny Cundiff


General Information

CAPPA is the Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators in institutions, or systems of institutions, which meet the eligibility criteria of higher education, technology, or PK-12. We are a regional chapter of APPA consisting of: United States (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas); Canada (Manitoba (Province), Nunavut (Territory)); United Mexican States (Aguascalientes, Coahuila, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacán, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Zacatecas; Mexico City (Federal District)). Administrators in adjoining states and provinces, even if in another APPA regional association, may elect to join CAPPA.

CAPPA's purpose is to develop and maintain high standards in the administration, maintenance, operation, planning, and development of facilities management in educational institutions; to promote professional ideals and standards to better serve the objectives of education; and to supplement and assist the work of APPA in the Central region.