Exhibit 31.1

I, Anil K. Jain, certify that:
I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of APA Enterprises, Inc.;
Based on my knowledge, this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this quarterly report, fairly represent in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
APA Enterprises, Inc.’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a and 15(e)) for APA Enterprises, Inc. and we have:
Designed such disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that material information relating to APA Enterprises, Inc., including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
Evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of a date and presented in this quarterly report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report based on our evaluation.
Disclosed in this report any change in APA Enterprises, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s control over financial reporting.
APA Enterprises, Inc.’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to our auditors and the audit committee of our board of directors:
All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal controls over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect APA Enterprises, Inc.’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal controls over financial reporting.
August 10, 2006

Signature: /s/ Anil K. Jain
Print Name: Anil K. Jain
Print Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer