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Advance your career with NIU's facility management courses.
Taken separately, each FM course contributes to your professional development. Taken together, they help you earn your FMP®, SFP™ or CFM® credential and accelerate your career and earning power. Select the facility management program or course that best suits your work experience and career goals.

NIU has partnered with IFMA, the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, to offer its FBPTA-Aligned credential courses. The Facility Management Professional (FMP), Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) and Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential programs are designed to help fulfill these educational/credential requirements.

Facility Management Professional Review Program Build Your Career on a Solid Foundation
The IFMA FMP® Credential Program at NIU helps you earn the FMP credential and equips you with the knowledge and skills that today's global FM employers demand. This program is ideal for early-to-mid career and transitioning facility managers, related-industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers and facility-related product suppliers and service proficers.

Operations and Maintenance
Project Management
Finance and Business
Leadership and Strategy
FMP Series Package (includes all 4 courses)

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Facility Management Professional Review Program Become a SFP™ and Play a Key Leadership Role in Creating,
Managing, and Operating Sustainable Facilities.

The SFP is the new credential for FMs seeking a higher level of sustainable performance. Go farther, faster. Engage all your company’s FM assets to truly maximize triple bottom line results.

Focus Area 1: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
Focus Area 2: Managing Sustainable Facilities
Focus Area 3: Operating Sustainable Facilities

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Certified Facility Manager Review Program Demonstrate Your Experience and Commitment. NIU's IFMA approved CFM® review courses help you prepare to earn the CFM credential and gain recognition for your expertise. These courses are ideal for experienced FM professionals who meet the education and experience requirements.

Operations and Maintenance
Project Management
Finance and Business
Leadership and Strategy
CFM Review Course

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NEW! IFMA's Facility Management: A Practical Introduction Essentials of Facility Management
Students will benefit from a hands-on learning experience and valuable exposure to the 11 major FM competency areas as identified by IFMA. The course will help attendees grow in the facility management profession, advance their career and better communicate with members of their FM department or team.

Essentials of Facility Managment

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Get in Compliance with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (PL 111-308) with NIU

What is the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA)?

Federal facility managers, who are charged with maintaining the world's largest real estate portfolio, have long sought access to education and training to ensure that investments are made not just in the physical infrastructure, but also in the individuals charged with maintaining it. The FBPTA was enacted by Congress to ensure that Federal FMs have access to the best education and training courses available. To learn more about the FBPTA and to determine how your skills match the GSA-defined competencies, visit http://www.ifmacredentials.org/FBPTA.

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.