Facility Management

Excel in a rapidly growing field.

We partner with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Professional FM Institute (ProFMI) to offer credentialing programs in facility management. According to the IFMA, this expanding field is a trillion dollar industry. 

You'll be prepared to earn professional credentials that will advance your career and enhance your credibility in an exciting profession. Your responsibilities in a facility management role may include:

  • Managing the operation and maintenance of buildings.
  • Working with leaders to manage real estate resources.
  • Providing a safe and secure work environment.
  • Applying technology in the workplace.
  • Working with contractors and service providers.
  • Performing financial and business planning. 

Facility Management Professional® (FMP®)

Build your career on a solid foundation.

This program will help you earn the FMP credential. It will give you the knowledge and skills today's global employers demand. It's ideal for:

  • Early-to-mid career and transitioning facility managers.
  • Practitioners in related industries (architects, designers, safety engineers etc.).
  • Facility-related product suppliers and service providers.

Learn about the FMP program


Advance your career and your organization.

This credential can benefit every facility professional, regardless of career stage, industry or country. It was created to meet the need for universally accepted standards and training to help employers identify talent.

Thousands of professionals around the world helped develop the program, which is administered by the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI™) and Building Operating Management’s National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT®).

Learn about the ProFM credential

Training for Federal Personnel

Federal facility managers maintain the world's largest real estate portfolio. They pursue education and training to ensure that investments are made not just in the physical infrastructure, but also in the individuals who maintain it.

The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) helps ensure that federal FMs have access to the best courses available. Read more about the FBPTA and see how ProFM and IFMA match the GSA-defined competencies:

Illinois Veteran and Illinois National Guard Grant Eligibility 

This program is not eligible for funding under the Illinois Veteran and Illinois National Guard grants. These grants apply only to programs that assess 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. It includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services and instructional costs not covered by the IVG and ING grants.

Workplace Innovation and Opportunity Act Approval

The FMP and the ProFM programs are approved for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding if the candidate is unemployed or underemployed, or has recently been released from active military duty, is seeking employment and lives in Illinois. Check your local employment security office for more information.

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