Great careers begin by learning the essentials
The FM Essentials is the perfect course for facility professionals just entering the industry or transitioning from a different career.
Learn the lingo.
Build your confidence.
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.
Understand key concepts of facility management
Learn tactical planning and daily FM tasks to support your organization.
Introduction to FM
The core concepts, terms and competencies that all facility professionals use in the workplace and day-to-day
Operations & Maintenance
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
10 comprehensive modules to learn at your own pace.
The 10 Essentials modules are divided into three focus areas covering the activities, responsibilities and processes of the industry.
Each course takes about 2 to 4 hours to complete, and you can learn at your own pace, on your own time. With these courses, you’ll build a strong platform to deepen your FM knowledge.
Introduction to Facility Management
Topicsbasic functions | technical skills
Introduction to Operations & Maintenance
Topicsmaintenance tactics | facility expenses
The Basics of Building Systems
Topicssystem maintenance | interior | exterior
The Application of Technology
Topicsautomation | energy | IWMS
Implications of Health & Safety in Managing Buildings
Topicsrisk assessment | emergency response | building codes
Supervisory Roles in Facility Work Management
Topicscommunication | planning | productivity
Applying Work Management to Building Systems
Topicssystem inspection | KPIs | maintenance
Work Management Tools in Facility Management
Topicsproductivity | metrics | life cycle processes
Managing Contractors in Facility Mangement
Topicscontracts | proposals | quality
Managing and Tracking Customer Relations in Facility Management
Topicscustomer expectations | feedback
What others are saying about our training
Stewart Livsie, CFM, FMP
Manager, Maintenance & Construction, The University of New Mexico
“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.”
Sarah Reiter, FMP
Office Administrator; Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
“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.”
Estrella Martinez, FMP
Facilities Operations Specialist, US Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
“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.”
Geoff Williams, CFM, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow
Director, Operations, Angus Consulting Management Limited
“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!”
Jan Cunningham, CFM
Facilities Manager and Director; Waters & Kraus LLP
“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.”
Facility Manager; Bradshaw District at County of Sacramento Department of General Services
“I can represent any of the core competencies because of my experience in the training that I’ve gotten.”
Take the first step in your learning journey
Get a foundational understanding of FM key concepts and skills to help you succeed.
Purchase individual modules that make up the collection of Essentials
Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have questions on what training and resources are best for you, we’re here to help.
No, but members are given discounted pricing. Learn how to become a 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.
Yes, we do offer corporate and group training. Special pricing applies for groups of 2 or more individuals. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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