The FMA® designation program enhances your career by making you a more effective and knowledgeable facilities professional, thus positioning you as a key strategic professional within your organization. The FMA designation program teaches you to manage facilities in a way that best supports staff and fits into the organization’s overall objectives. You’ll develop valuable skills in:
| Strategic Planning
|| Project Management
| Corporate Finance
|| Capital Investment
| Physical Asset Management
You’ll also learn about new technologies, environmental health and worker safety, and other timely issues. Whether you’re a new or experienced facilities manager, or someone in a related profession who will benefit from knowing how to create a quality work environment that maximizes productivity, the FMA® program is right for you.
A Pathway to Earn Your Credentials
Within the FMA Designation program there is one certificate that students can enrol in on their way to getting a designation.
To achieve your FMA, you must achieve a grade of 70% or greater on each of the eight courses. Students are encouraged to enrol in a certificate program to start establishing their credentials
Possible pathway for students working towards their RPA:
· Enrol in the FMC (3 courses)
· Then complete the remaining 5 courses for the FMA
Start establishing your credentials after three courses.
Those enrolling in the designation after July 1, 2013 will be required to follow the new requirements, however, if you enrolled prior to July 2013 contact our office to confirm the course requirements.
Before you can be awarded your FMA® designation, you must fulfill the FMA® Experience Requirement, as follows:
- The experience must be related to a minimum property portfolio of 50,000 square feet.
- The experience must demonstrate that you have met at least 28 of the 41 criteria (refer to the FMA Experience Criteria PDF)
- The experience may be obtained through more than one employer as long as 28 different criteria are met.
- The experience must be verified by each employer listed on the application.
- The experience criteria do not have to be met before you start the program, you can accumulate the experience while you’re taking the courses or after you complete the courses.
For those who have prior education in an area that overlaps with the FMA you may be eligible to receive credit for one or more courses. To review the requirements please refer to the Administrative Competency Chart which outlines what is eligible and how you go about applying to get credit for a course.