Application for Educational Session Presentation

“Take me back to Tulsa…”

Though we have not quite shaken the snow off our boots from a GREAT conference in Winnipeg (OK, so there was no snow!), it is time to start preparing for CAPPA 2020. And that means it’s time to start working on our educational program for the conference next fall in Tulsa, OK.

So 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 to present at the 2020 CAPPA Annual Conference at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center. Hosted by Oklahoma State University, this year’s annual meeting promises to be one of the largest CAPPA meetings in recent memory, so be sure you play an active part.

The process starts by completing an Educational Presentation Application. Please complete all requested information and follow instructions at the end to submit. Notification of the final selections will be e-mailed by the end of February 2020.

IMPORTANT deadlines & details



Applications for Presentation Abstracts are due by Friday, January 17, 2020.

  • Individual, joint and panel proposals from education institution colleagues are welcome!   
  • Are you a Business Partner?  Welcome to the 2020 Education Session proposal process.
  • 2020 guidelines encourage Business Partners to present in partnership with a higher education institution.
  • CAPPA requires that presentations are not a “sales pitch”, per the CAPPA Code of Conduct.

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. This also acknowledges that your proposal has been received for consideration.




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!


Supervisor's Toolkit to be offered at Arkansas State University 

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR is pleased to announce that it will host the popular Supervisor's Toolkit February 18-21, 2020 at the AState First National Bank Arena. Registration is now open at the event website (AState Toolkit).  Please make plans to attend and register by Feb 18, 2020.


Continuing Education Grants

Could you use more training funds?  One of the ways that CAPPA serves its membership is through the offer of continuing education grants for an APPA, CAPPA or state sponsored educational opportunity.  Continuing Education Grants (CEG's) are available for individuals who show potential for advancement in the physical plant profession.  Check out the link below for more information about this funding opportunity.

Grant Submission Form

After you submit the form, please email your signed letter of support to: CAPPA PD


CAPPA Express Workshops

The CAPPA Professional Development Committee is please to assist CAPPA members who are interested in hosting regional workshops.  These workshops are a great opportunity for institutions to host, with very little effort and little to no expense, local educational offerings within a few hours' drive of attending institutions.

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