Facilities Management


Course Description

The primary role of facility managers is to manage/oversee an operating facility. To do this, facility managers must have a working knowledge of building systems, structure, interiors and exteriors and grounds so the facility and all of its required systems function efficiently, reliably, safely, securely and in a manner consistent with existing regulations and standards. Effective operation and maintenance of facilities is a complex responsibility in today's environment.

Why Should You Attend?

FMP Candidates: This is one of four courses required to earn your Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential from IFMA.  For more information on the FMP credential click here

CFM Candidates: This course is designed for Facility Management professionals seeking to enhance their skills in the specialty area of project management. To earn your Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential, project management has been identified by IFMA as a core area of skills and knowledge necessary for a successful facility manager.  If you are seeking your CFM and require additional development in this area, you'll want to take this course.  For more information on the CFM credential click here.

Continuing Education

2.0 CEUs or 20 contact hours


Ward Arntson, FMP, CFM, Vanguard Group


Upcoming Dates Location Time Price Event Number Register Online
9/22 - 9/23/2016 NIU Hoffman Estates 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $875 - Regular
$850 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
#14741 Select


Course Structure: NIU's Online FMP courses are asynchronous programs designed for independent study.  Each course uses the IFMA FMP® course materials and includes a detailed study plan, audio-narrated slideshow presentations for each topic of study, discussion board activities, online quizzes and final course exam, and email and phone access to the NIU Instructor for individual consultations.   Each course is designed to be completed within a dedicated 3 week window.  This  course is delivered online using Blackboard and Adobe technologies.   Requirements for award of NIU certificate of completion include: Participation in all assigned activities noted in the course study plan and 75% or better score on all online quizzes and the final course exam.   

Dates Time Price Event Number Register Online
8/15 - 9/15/2016 Online $800 - Regular
$775 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
#14682 Submit

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.

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

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

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.