Why Join APPA?

At APPA, we believe that the quality of academic programming is directly related to the quality of the educational facility. APPA enables educational institutions to share, elevate, and transform the learning environment. APPA provides training and professional development, performance measurement, and evaluation tools, standards, best practices, research, credentialing, and thought leadership to more than 17,000 educational facilities professionals from more than 1,200 learning institutions.


The membership year is April 1 to March 31.
Membership is organizationally based, except student, retired and emeritus.

Who Can Join?

Membership is open to:

All 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year community and technical colleges, K-12, school districts, and libraries and museums that have a facilities department and administrator;

All corporations/ business partner who provide products and services to the facilities management marketplace or who have an interest in reaching facilities managers in the education environment;

Other non-profit organizations with an interest in facilities management such as hospitals, churches, and military bases;

Individuals who have retired as a member in good standing and students studying facilities management.

Select from the applicable member categories in the menu to join and review member benefits.

Regional Membership

Regional membership is required for all institutional membership types. It is an a-la-carte option for other membership types. Regional dues are an additional fee and can be found on each membership application.