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APPA’s Facilities Management Evaluation Program (FMEP) provides institutions with a customized evaluation conducted by a team of institutional peers and based on a comprehensive set of criteria. Institutions receive a written report consisting of feedback and recommended actions which are personalized to each institution and designed to help transform participating educational facilities programs into those worthy of international recognition.

The FMEP Program is conducted in four stages. First, the institution’s facilities team undertakes a self-evaluation, using criteria established by APPA. Afterwards, an onsite evaluation team is organized by APPA which meets with the facilities organization at the institution. While onsite, the evaluation team summarizes its findings in an oral report which it provides to the facilities organization to substantiate its findings and gain clarification. Finally, after the onsite evaluation and oral report, the evaluation team produces a final written report which is then delivered to the institution. Every FMEP conducted by APPA is customized and tailored to the specific institution for which it is conducted. Evaluation teams of experienced senior facilities officers are carefully hand-picked by APPA to conduct each onsite FMEP evaluation. Care is taken to ensure that the evaluation team is comprised of a select group of peers from campuses with similar educational, financial, and physical characteristics.


  • Identify and confirm needed resources for your facilities organization
  • Place your organization on track to achieve continuous quality improvement
  • Identify a path towards excellence for your entire facilities team
  • Establish a strategic planning tool
  • Exceed customer expectations

Recognition of Your Achievement – APPA Award for Excellence

Once you have completed the FMEP and followed the recommendations of the team, we invite your institution to submit and apply for the Award for Excellence - the highest institutional honor, recognizing outstanding achievement in educational facilities management. View in greater detail the process of receiving this prestigious honor.

APPA Award for Excellence

Recent Articles

These articles describe what FMEP is and what benefits it can bring to your institution.

Date Publication Title Author
January/February 2013 Facilities Manager Professional Development through Organizational Assessment: Using APPA’s Facilities Management Evaluation Program
Lander Medlin & Holly Judd
January 2011 Business Officer Open to Assessment Randall D.Gentzler
March/April 2010 Executive Summary Facilities Manager Professional Development Through APPA's Facilities Managment Evaluation Program Lander Medlin
January/February 2010 Buildings Evaluation Programs for Your Facilities Team Lander Medlin
February 2010 Facilities Manager State of Mississippi Campuses Step Up to the Challenge Jack Hug
July/August 2006 Facilities Manager Getting Started with the Facilities Management Evaluation Program Jack Hug

FMEP Brochure

FMEP Brochure

Considering FMEP?

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Self-Evaluation Criteria

View the criteria used in the FMEP self-evaluation

FMEP Contacts

Holly Judd

Lander Medlin