The IFMA Calgary Chapter has decided to temporarily suspend offering the FMP in person course.

We hope to resume offering the course as soon as possible.

IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential is an assessment-based certificate program demonstrating a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management. In September 2010, the FMP credential was updated and enhanced to align with the most recent IFMA global job task analysis, ensuring that it teaches and tests the knowledge demanded by today’s global employers including:

 - Operations and Maintenance
 - Project Management
 - Finance and Business Essentials
 - Leadership and Strategy Essentials

Who should pursue the FMP credential?

 - Early to mid-career facility management practitioners seeking enhanced knowledge and skills.
 - Individuals who are transitioning into an FM career.
 - Partner practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
 - Associated corporate providers of FM products and services.
 - Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs.

Location: TBD
Cost:  $725 Members; $825 Non-Members
Contact:  IFMA Calgary Office: 403-293-7665

Leadership and Strategy Essentials

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.

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.

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.

Finance and Business Essentials 

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.


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