Achieve more with the credential created by facility professionals.
ProFM® is a universal credential that benefits all facility professionals, regardless of career stage, industry or country. It was created in response to the demand for universally accepted standards and training to help employers identify proven talent.
This program will help you:
This is a comprehensive program of study built by facility managers for facility managers. The Body of Knowledge includes 5 cross functional competency areas critical to the success of today's FM professional:
This program includes 5 weeks of instructor-led, live, interactive online instruction and completion of online quizzes and two final post course examinations. Upon successful completion of the 2 final post course assessments, candidates may apply to ProFMi for award of the credential.
75% Attendance at Adobe sessions and completion of all assigned quizzes and learning activities with a score of 70% or better are required for award of NIU Certificate of Completion.
Students are required to have Internet access, and use a web camera and microphone to participate in the online live sessions. This equipment is not provided by the university.
Early Bird course costs $2,360. Regular price within 30 days of course start date is $2,460. NIU alumni, staff, and students, and certain association members receive a discount.
Please note that the charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as "University Outreach, DeKalb, IL.
A special rate is available for students that have pre-purchased the current version of the ProFM Self Study Materials: Contact Pettee Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 815-753-6903 for details. Current ProFM license must be confirmed before registration may be completed. Phone registration is required.
NIU CPE reserves the right to cancel courses within 14 days of class start and prior to shipment of materials if enrollments are not sufficient.
The registration fee is inclusive of the ProFM course materials and materials shipping fee. NIU will ship study materials to students 10-12 days prior to the start the first course. All registrants will receive an e-mail communication from the ProFM customer service team a few days prior to the start of the class with instructions for setting up individual access to the online study resources and exams. Participants registering within 5 days of class start may experience a brief delay in access to the online resources.
You have a choice where to take your ProFM course. Here's why you should choose the ProFM program at NIU.
Year became a CFM: 2005
IFMA chapter: Chicago (co-chair of the Career Services Committee since 2005, named Rookie of the Year in 2006)
Areas of instruction: human and environmental factors, business of FM
Current position: facilities manager, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (a 175 intellectual property attorney law firm in Chicago)
Jerry’s job responsibilities include the oversight of 120,000 square feet of leased space in the NBC Tower. He also manages the law firm’s daily operations of office services, hospitality services, and maintenance and procurement services. Before joining the firm in 2004, he had successful careers in human resources, sales and entrepreneurial. His varied work experience has provided the needed background to address and support his responsibilities in FM roles. In November 2005, Jerry earned his Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) certification. He holds a bachelor's degree in human resource management from DePaul University.
Ericka is an experienced senior facilities leader and outsourcing expert. She has worked with several Fortune 500 clients across many industries developing and implementing integrated facilities strategies. She is currently responsible for developing C&W Services’ workforce strategy, addressing the skilled trades gap through innovative approaches to recruitment, training, and industry partnerships. She has served as Chair of the Board of Visitors at North Dakota State University, spoken on FM topics and trends at trade conference and chapter events, and held a number of instructor positions across the US. She is a qualified instructor for FMP and ProFM through Northern Illinois University.
ProFM was designed to be the one credential for all facility professionals, applicable across industries, job titles and geographies. ProFM is beneficial at all career levels:
While there are no mandatory pre-requisites, it is beneficial for candidates to have one or more of the following:
Award of the ProFM™ Credential: The ProFM™ credential is awarded by the ProFM Institute (ProFMi™). To earn the ProFM™ credential, you must successfully pass two final online assessments. The final exams are embedded in the online component of the program and may be taken from your personal computer. After passing both final assessments, simply submit your application to ProFMi™ for validation. Visit www.ProFMi.org for additional information.
The ProFM Credential Program helps facility professionals stay up-to-date on the latest developments throughout the industry, and to maintain this currency, ProFM credential holders are required to renew every three years.
ProFM Renewal Requirements (Maintaining Your ProFM credential)
The ProFM Credential Program helps facility professionals stay up-to-date on the latest developments throughout the industry, and to maintain this currency, ProFM credential holders are required to renew every three years. Renewal may be completed by earning a minimum of 45 contact hours of continuing education or “renewal credits” that benefit the development of your personal FM career, your organization’s goals and the industry as a whole. Contact hours can be earned in any of the following categories:
Price: $2,460, discounts available.
Discounts: Early registration, NIU alumni, IFMA members, BOMA members, WIFMA members, CONNEX members,
current NIU staff and students
Class Dates/Time: 5-week course, class meets two evenings per week.
Modality: Instructor-led online.
Materials: Study materials and exam included.
The 24 Things Every Facility Manager Should Know: An Introduction to ProFM
Recorded October 14th, 2020