Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) is the new certification level that is being started by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). The new certification level will include portfolio submission, an examination and continuing education classes.
Earlier certification REFP (Recognized Educational Facility Planner) did not have either continuing education or the new examination. To achieve REFP, a person had to be a member of CEFPI for three years and submit an application to become REFP.
This is good news for the industry as it will weed out the people who are not involved with the education building typology and bring a level of distinction to people who achieve CEFP certification.