From www.preparingtexas.org homepage. I have no additional information at this time, but will keep you updated as new information becomes available.
Advanced Professional Series (APS)
The FEMA Advanced Professional Series Certificate of Completion will no longer be issued and signed by FEMA effective 12/31/2018. The State will continue to provide a State Managed APS Program. This will allow the States to tailor their APS to meet their State needs. There will still be a standard set of core courses (both required and elective). We are working with FEMA Region VI Training Managers to determine best course of action for the Region. Certificates will still be issued, but coming directly from the State Director versus the EMI Superintendent. More information to follow as it becomes available.