Facility Management Professional - NIU - Continuing Professional Education

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Build Your Facility Management Career
on a Solid Foundation.

Earn the Facility Management Professional® (FMP) Credential.

IFMA's Facility Management Professional designation is a knowledge-based credential that helps accelerate a FM's transition into the profession and demonstrates a proven comprehension of the basics of facility management. The FMP program consists of four courses providing a robust platform for you to enhance and demonstrate your FM knowledge. Each course includes two days of classroom instruction, comprehensive print materials that may be used as a lasting desk reference, and required online exams. Earning the FMP will help you prepare for expanded leadership roles in your organization.

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and upcoming course dates, times and locations.

NIU provides the classroom environment you need to earn your FMP and accelerate your career. Our team of experienced CFM accredited, practitioner instructors bring practical real-world experience and examples to the classroom.

Other benefits include:

  • A convenient, work-friendly Friday-Saturday format and structured adult focused learning environment.
  • Opportunity to build your peer network, share resources and job opportunities when you join our NIU facility management LinkedIn group.
  • All-inclusive pricing covers all study materials, test fees and full-service catering.
  • Continuing education units for maintenance of various professional credentials including the CFM.

How Do I Earn the FMP?

The FMP is a knowledge-based credential, which means you need to pass an online exam for each course in order to earn the FMP. There are no prerequisite experience and education requirements for enrolling in the program, however some working knowledge of the industry is recommended. To earn the FMP Credential you must complete four required courses and a corresponding 50-question online exam. Once you've passed all four exams with a score of at least 75%, you can submit your FMP application to IFMA. Visit www.ifma.org/fmp for more information.

Who Should Attend?

  • 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.
What's included?

What's Included?

  • IFMA printed course materials
  • IFMA interactive online study tools
  • Final FMP assessments (no separate exam fee)
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Certificate of completion and CEUs

What will you learn?

With the help of our expert instructors and the comprehensive print materials, you will explore the topics deemed critical by employers and practitioners worldwide. Take any of the courses as a refresher or to gain knowledge in that competency area. It is not required to be a CFM or FMP candidate to participate in the courses.

Operations and Maintenance

  • Introduction to Operations and Maintenance
  • Assess Facility Needs
  • Manage/Oversee Operations and Maintenance of Building, Systems and Equipment
  • Manage/Oversee Occupant Services
  • Select the Best Resources
  • Measure and Optimize Operations and Maintenance Performance

Project Management

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Define Projects
  • Plan Projects
  • Manage and Oversee Projects
  • Close Projects

Finance and Business

  • Finance and Business in the Facility Organization
  • Financial Management of the Facility Organization
  • Procurement in the Facility Organization
  • Contracts in the Facility Organization

Leadership and Strategy

  • Plan Strategically
  • Lead and Manage the Facility Organization
  • Provide Leadership to the Entire Organization

Classroom FMP Series Package (Includes all 4 courses)

Dates Location Time Price Event Number Register Online
3/10 - 5/13/2016 NIU Naperville 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $3,300 - Regular
$3,100 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
15027 Select

Register at least 10 days prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge.

Online FMP Series Package (Includes all 4 courses)

The online FMP package program is designed for independent study and consists of four courses designed to ensure that the facility management professional demonstrates a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management. Courses are aligned with the most recent IFMA global job task analysis, ensuring that courses teach to and test the knowledge demanded by today's global employers.   Each course is designed to be completed within a dedicated 3 week window.   Courses include: Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Leadership and Strategy, and Finance and Business.  

Dates Time Price Event Number Register Online
3/1/17 - 8/15/17 Online $2,995 - Regular
$2,895 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
#15093 Submit

Register at least 10 days prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge.

Fees include IFMA course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service. NIU will ship course materials to students 7-10 days prior to start of each class. Participants registering within 10 days of class start will need to pick up materials from the course instructor at the first class session.

Register up to two weeks prior to secure a seat.

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.

Payment Options
A payment plan option is available for registration in this program. A valid credit card must be used to register. Twenty five (25) percent of the course fee is payable at the time of registration. Payments may be made at any time prior to the final due date by contacting NIU Outreach Registration (800) 345-9472. The outstanding balance will be charged to the credit card on file 14 days prior to class start.

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA) FUNDING: Certain unemployed or underemployed Illinois candidates may be eligible to receive funding for this program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Visit the website https://wwww.illinoisorknet.com/WIOA and ask the question “How do I go about accessing my Individual Training Account (ITA)?”

IL VETERANS AND IL NATIONAL GUARD GRANT PROGRAMS: This program is not eligible for funding under the IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grants. IVG and ING grants apply only to those programs assessing tuition and mandatory fees.  NIU Outreach is licensed to deliver this program by the sponsoring professional organization. The registration fee for this program is not based on tuition and fees and includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services, and instructional costs not covered by the IVG/ING grants.