How Can You Enhance Your Facilities Knowledge?

In a facilities management (FM) industry that is constantly changing,
how can you keep up?


Facility management once related merely to the physical maintenance and operation of buildings. As these activities became more complex and expensive, FMs gained additional skills to keep up with the growing demand - business management, architecture, engineering, real estate, construction, and human resources.

Here are three ways for an FM to enhance facilities knowledge in such a rapidly growing industry:
1. Education and Training
2. Professional Development
3. Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

Education and Training

The commercial real estate and facilities management industries place a high value on achieving a professional credential. Credentials are ideal for enhancing your career knowledge and skill sets.

BOMI Credentials

Facilities Management Certificate (FMC) is ideal for those who manage the ongoing operation and maintenance of facilities. Upon completion of this 3-course program, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to maintain cost-effective facilities that operate at peak performance levels.

Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®) Designation is ideal for those who manage a facility from the user’s perspective, either as a tenant or an owner. In this 8-course program, you will learn how to manage facilities in a way that best supports staff and fits into your organization’s overall objectives. From planning and project management to environmental health and worker safety, this program also provides the information needed to minimize maintenance costs and properly manage other timely issues.

FMA® Designation courses are also approved toward maintaining your LEED Green Associate and LEED-AP credentials, as well as, offering competency for ProFM credential holders.

Professional Development

Now that you have earned an industry credential, it's time to maintain it! This is where professional development comes into play. It allows you to become more aware of changing industry trends and maintain relevance.

BOMI offers many ways to maintain your active designation status with our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. You can earn CPD points for attending an industry seminar, serving as an Instructor, applying for a BOMA International building award, etc.

Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

Conferences are a great way to connect with fellow FMs, discover solutions for your current and future facility needs, and learn new ways of thinking in education sessions.

BOMI is actively involved with industry events and conferences. We hope to see you at our expo booth for these upcoming conferences!

National Facilities Management & Technology Conference/Expo (NFMT)
Three days of education, a buzzing expo hall, and networking opportunities in Baltimore, MD. 

Visit BOMI at booth #2562 and for our Learn & Lead event.

BOMA International Conference & Expo 2019
See the latest innovative products and services designed to make your building run more efficiently during this three-day conference in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Visit BOMI at booth #1327 and participate in our High Performance Buildings education track.

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