Facilities management is a wide-ranging industry that’s always in demand. So long as shelter remains a basic need of man and businesses, FM will always be relevant – notwithstanding the growth of remote working.
What is inevitable is that FM is changing and will continue to change as the dynamics of Real Estate for living, working, and playing change.
To therefore continue to be relevant in this space and position for the opportunities for growth and development, professionals must upskill in tandem with time.
Wherever you are on the development ladder in FM, here are three training programs that can position you for a successful FM career.
- Certified Facility Manager Credential
The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and abilities of practicing facility managers are enhanced. It is a competency-based certification that highlights your experience as a Facility Management professional and endorses you as a consultant with demonstrated industry expertise. On completion of the course, a digital badge is also given which can be displayed on digital media platforms like LinkedIn.
Due to the new normal, sustainability and smart buildings are fast becoming a way of life for government, businesses, and communities, the CFM adopts a mix of learning in contemporary environmental standards and core FM operations to position FM professionals for a pipeline of projects that are replacing building construction as we know it.
Besides the rapid growth that the CFM presents for FM professionals, it is projected that an average increase of $6,000 CFM professional gets within the first year of their certification will increase significantly as the demands for the skills this training teaches continue to grow.
- Facility Management Professional Certificate Program
The Facility Management Professional (FMP) Certificate Program offered by IFMA is a knowledge-based credential for Facility Management professionals seeking to increase their core knowledge of Facility Management related topics deemed most critical by employers.
IFMA reports that earning the FMP credential is a great way to improve your knowledge, enhance your skills, and gain immediate credibility with your employers, clients, and peers.
Beyond the new skills and competencies that the FMP program offers its participants, the credential expands the career growth opportunities for the participants. FM professionals with the FMP credentials have limitless opportunities to practice in developed climes of the world where IFMA is recognized as a leading training association for the development and globalization of FM standards, some of these countries include the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
- Sustainability Facility Professional Certificate Program
Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) certificate program by IFMA is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. It’s also an opportunity for FMs with an interest in efficiency, data-driven decision-making, and sustainable practices. On completion, you will develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while maximizing your organization’s efficiencies and streamlining operations to add to the bottom-line.