Facility Management

E-mail: lsinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121


Comprehensive curriculum covers theory, methodology, technology, and best practices related to facility management.

The Certificate program aligns with the core competencies for IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) examination and provides a foundation which addresses the core competencies of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).
Courses emphasize the eleven core competence areas designated by the International Association of Facility Managers (IFMA). The Facility Management classes cover theses competencies: Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Finance and Business, Human Factors, Leadership and Strategy, Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Quality, Real Estate and Property Management and Technology.
Students are awarded a Professional Certificate in Facility Management after the successful completion, within two years, of 10 courses (six required core courses and four elective courses).

  • Participants at every career level with backgrounds in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Buildings Operations and Maintenance, Property Management, Interior Design, Business Administration, or anyone with an interest in the field of Facility Management
  • Those seeking the CFM designation administered by IFMA
The Facility Management Certificate Program has an instructor base of over 25 credentialed professionals with diverse teaching experience and perspective from federal and local government, private industry, and facility management consulting.

Please click here for a list of our instructors.
What some of our clients are saying:

"The Smithsonian Institution has used the George Mason Professional Certificate in Facility Management program for the past three years to educate our building managers throughout the Washington, DC area. The Smithsonian's mission is to provide world class facilities management services, and in order to accomplish this, we seek to only employee CFMs. This program is insuring we reach our goal."
-Nancy Bechtol, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

"Mason developed and delivered a 20-month Facility Management program for 23 of our present and future facilities leaders. The knowledge they gained and the coursework they experienced has been extremely valuable to their personal career growth and to the future success of the Department of Facilities and Transportation Services of Fairfax County Public Schools."
-Steve Vollmer, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

"The technical, trade, and business information gained from this certificate program at George Mason University was immediately applicable in the workplace."
-Jim Morris, Lockheed Martin, Manassas, VA

"The best part of the Facility Management program at Mason, is the opportunity to interact with other facility managers. The discussions that we have had in class have given me insights, greatly increased by scope of knowledge, and even provided some 'Ah ha' moments of 'so that's how one takes care of that.' The combined expertise of the instructors and my classmates is what makes the program beneficial to my career development."
-Jean Callahan, Fairfax, VA

"Based on this program I have discovered the passion for my profession. I have found my professional direction."
-Erick Albarracin, FMP, Kaiser Permanente, Suitland, MD
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Students are responsible for covering book costs. Please call for pricing information.



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