Facility Management Professional (FMP)

E-mail: lscont@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

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The International Facility Management Association’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential is an assessment-based program aligned with IFMA’s global task analysis. It is designed to ensure that those receiving the FMP credential demonstrate a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management in the following subject areas:

  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Finance and Business
  • Leadership and Strategy
The FMP credential is awarded by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Upon the conclusion of each of the four required courses, participants will need to successfully complete the online final assessments for each course. Once this has been accomplished, they will submit their FMP application, including the fee, to IFMA to finalize the awarding of the credential.

Each final assessment is comprised of 50 questions.

Required IFMA courses:

  • FM 0705: Operations and Maintenance - The primary role of facility managers is to manage/oversee an operating facility. To do this, facility managers must have a working knowledge of building systems, structure, interiors and exteriors and grounds so the facility and all of its required systems function efficiently, reliably, safely, securely and in a manner consistent with existing regulations and standards. Effective operation and maintenance of facilities is a complex responsibility in today's environment. (2.0 CEUs)
  • FM 0710: Project Management - Facility managers make use of all aspects of project management beginning with planning, scoping, scheduling and ending with evaluating. Project planning and management are core skills in facility management. The skills are particularly important because of the wide range of projects assigned to the facility organization. Projects vary in scope, complexity, duration and financial risk. (1.9 CEUs)
  • FM 0715: Finance and Business - Facility managers manage/oversee high-value assets that represent significant financial investment in technology, buildings, structures, interiors, exteriors and grounds. Since facility managers are typically responsible for the oversight, operation and maintenance of the buildings and grounds, as well as oversight of various service contracts, understanding the basics of finance and business is critical. (2.0 CEUs)
  • FM 0720: Leadership and Strategy - To be effective, facility managers must develop strategies to successfully carry out major initiatives by influencing the decisions and attitudes of others. Effective strategies require that facility managers are able to integrate people, places, processes and technology. They must be able to align the facility portfolio with the entire organization’s missions and available resources, and to be innovative in order to move forward with their staff and processes to respond to the ever-changing requirements. (1.9 CEUs)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded by George Mason University.

  • Early-to mid-career facility management practitioners seeking enhanced knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals who are transitioning into the FM profession.
  • Related-industry practitioners such as architects, designers, and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs.
  • Service providers.
Build a solid foundation.
  • The enhanced and updated course curriculum required to achieve IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential will prepare you for the unique challenges of the profession, focusing on competencies essential to an FM’s day-to-day responsibilities.

Start your career in the right direction.
  • Facility management is a constantly evolving profession. A commitment to continuing education and professional development ensures an up-to-date skill set throughout your career.

Prepare for the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) Exam.
  • FMPs who continue their professional growth have a greater chance of successfully completing the CFM Exam and joining the elite circle of Certified Facility Managers.

Set yourself apart from the competition.
  • Whether you are applying for a position or promotion in the field, or if you plan to do business with an FM, having the letters “FMP” after your name demonstrates your professional knowledge.

Establish your professional network.
  • Enjoy opportunities to meet and network with expert instructors and peers during live FMP courses. Take advantage of special FMP events at local, national, and international events.
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