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.

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 for more information.

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.

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Note: It is not required to be a CFM or FMP candidate to participate in these courses.

Finance and BusinessRegister

  • Finance and Business in the Facility Organization
  • Financial Management of the Facility Organization
  • Procurement in the Facility Organization
  • Contracts in the Facility Organization

Project ManagementRegister

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Define Projects
  • Plan Projects
  • Manage and Oversee Projects
  • Close Projects

Leadership and StrategyRegister

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

Operations and MaintenanceRegister

  • 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

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

Illinois Veterans and Illinois National Guard Grant Programs: This program is not eligible for funding under the IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grants. IVG and ING grants apply only to those programs assessing tuition and mandatory fees. NIU Outreach is licensed to deliver this program by the sponsoring professional organization. The registration fee for this program is not based on tuition and fees and includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services, and instructional costs not covered by the IVG/ING grants. 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding: Certain unemployed or underemployed Illinois candidates may be eligible to receive funding for this program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Visit for more information.


Facility Manager Professional

In Partnership with

International Facility Management Association

Contact Us

Donna Mann, Director 
Credentialing Programs 
Phone: 815-732-6249

Jennifer Kopecky
Phone: 815-753-0771 

Registration by phone
Call 815-753-0277 or
Toll Free 800-345-9472
Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CST) for live assistance.

All cancellation and transfer requests must be in writing. Email or fax 815-753-6900.