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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 10,000 educational facilities professionals from more than 1,300 learning institutions.

We provide the place for members to keep pace with the ever-changing and ever-growing demands of the profession. APPA will be increasingly relevant as current members and future generations of facilities managers pursue lifelong learning as a means of addressing the challenges of educational facilities funding, adapting to the evolving workplace and workforce dynamics, adopting new and effective means of communication, and applying technology, analytics, and artificial intelligence in building the smart campuses of tomorrow.

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

All of our membership types and applications may be found in the menu above (In This Section). In addition to national membership, APPA has six regions in North America that are arranged geographically. Please visit our regional membership page for more information.