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The FM Essentials is the perfect course for facility professionals just entering the industry or transitioning from a different career.
Facility management is an in-depth industry with a lot of nuance. And, to newcomers, it can be a lot to take in and sometimes even seem a bit intimidating.
But it doesn’t have to be. Learn to talk the talk and strengthen your understanding of key concepts and fundamentals of facility management.
Learn tactical planning and daily FM tasks to support your organization.
The core concepts, terms and competencies that all facility professionals use in the workplace and day-to-day
Understanding building systems, maintenance practices and personell management are key to effective facility management
Strong facility professionals have the skills to lead effectively, manage productivity, time and other resources to positively impact the triple bottom line
The courses are broken up into three easy-to-follow workshops so you can learn at your own pace, on your own time. Get a solid intro and build your foundation.
Topicsbasic functions | technical skills
Topicsmaintenance tactics | facility expenses
Topicssystem maintenance | interior | exterior
Topicsautomation | energy | IWMS
Topicsrisk assessment | emergency response | building codes
Topicscommunication | planning | productivity
Topicssystem inspection | KPIs | maintenance
Topicsproductivity | metrics | life cycle processes
Topicscontracts | proposals | quality
Topicscustomer expectations | feedback
Since getting the FMP, I’ve gone from facility manager to being on the executive team for the company. Having the credential has really helped me be a good leader in my company and my salary has tripled.
The SFP program as well as the FMP program have been very beneficial to my development by providing the knowledge and tools to enhance my workplace by providing creative and new ideas. These programs have also shown to my leadership the benefits by providing confidence and weight to the ideas brought before leadership.
The CFM gave me a lot of confidence in myself, because I always perceived that I wasn’t smart enough or not good enough as other people were, women especially. So, for me, it was it made me feel really good and so I started to behave that way with other people.
The process of achieving both the FMP and CFM credentials has contributed significantly to my practice of the FM profession, and driven a desire to achieve true operational excellence.
I learned so many things that I can immediately take back to my organization. I kind of fell into being an FM without a lot of prior knowledge. I can now confidently return to my org with best practices and recommendations.
Because of getting my FMP, I was able to now create a list of what we were going to ask for in our contract, upcoming contract, when we renew. Without the FMP I wouldn’t have been able to know as far as some of the services amenities.
I undertook becoming an IFMA Qualified Instructor because I am convinced of the value that IFMA credentials bring to the future leaders of our industry. I am proud to share my applied knowledge in teaching both the FMP and SFP courses!
It really made a difference in my job search. Now, I am taken more seriously. It’s like your CPA, only this is the facilities equivalent of a CPA.
I can represent any of the core competencies because of my experience in the training that I’ve gotten.
As an FM leader, you have to be a lifelong learner through continuous training. Training isn’t an option anymore, it’s a must-have! It allows employees to acquire new skills, sharpen existing ones, boost productivity, and be future leaders.
Planon has been fortunate to work closely with IFMA over the years to help real estate professionals and facility managers improve their businesses. We truly value our partnership and membership with IFMA as global leaders in the FM industry. Through IFMA educational events, tradeshows, and other networking programs, we’re able to not only provide thought leadership, but also solutions that contribute to the digitization of FM and help move the industry forward.
IFMA is a fantastic community and resource for facility managers. As a Corporate Sustaining Partner, we have many unique and compelling opportunities to strengthen our relationship with facility managers in an environment they know and trust. The IFMA partnership team is a valued extension of our team and consistently overdelivers for us.
Get a foundational understanding of FM key concepts and skills to help you succeed.
start at$70/$80 USD
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starts at$510 USD/Full Member
$590 USD/STANDARD PRICE
The complete bundle includes all 10 course modules
No, but full members are given discounted pricing.Learn how to become a full member today! (https://www.ifma.org/membership)
Each module takes about 2-4 hours to complete with a brief 10-question assessment at the end of each one. You can complete them at your own pace.
You will have access for 6 months (180 days) and can complete the modules in any order you prefer.
No! The Essentials of Facility Management bundle is designed for you to fill in your knowledge gaps. For those seeking the strongest foundation in FM, we do recommend that you complete all 10 modules.
Although the workshop series is a convenient and affordable way to become acquainted with the FM profession, it is not a credential or certification and carries no designation or post-nominal letters. If you complete all 10 modules in the series, you will receive an electronic certificate of completion.
Yes, we do offer corporate and group training. Special pricing applies for groups of 2 or more individuals. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org learn more.
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