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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 Essentials

  • 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 Essentials

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

FMP Series Package (Includes all 4 courses)

Register at least 14 days prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge. 

Upcoming DatesLocationTimePriceEvent NumberRegister Online
9/25-12/5/2014 NIU Hoffman Estates 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $3,800 - Regular
$3,600 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
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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 5 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 registraion 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 Registraion (800) 345-9472. The outstanding balance will be charged to the credit card on file 21 days prior to class start.


Certain candidates may be eligible for funding for this program under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). All inquiries related to WIA funding for these programs must be initiated through your local WorkNet Center. To locate the center nearest you go to http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/residents/en/Career_
Specialist_Directory
. Click on your county to access contact information then ask the question "How do I go about accessing my Individual Training Account? (ITA)".


The Illinois Veterans Grant and the Illinois National Guard Grant programs cover tuition and certain fees for eligible students. Charges for non-credit programs offered by NIU-Outreach are not based on university-wide tuition and fee calculations determined by the university and approved by its governing board. The Illinois Veterans Grant and Illinois National Guard Grant do not cover these charges.