FMP - All Four Courses

FMP - All Four Courses

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Increase your skillset, build credibility, gain a competitive edge, network with other FM professionals. IFMA’s FMP is for facility management professionals, those who work with FM’s and those who work in related industries seeking to advance in the FM field. It’s an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that facility management employers are demanding while proving to your current and prospective employers that your abilities meet or exceed industry-wide standards.

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Who should become an FMP?

IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential that will help to accelerate an FM's transition into the profession and demonstrate a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management. It is ideal for:

  • Facility management practitioners looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the foundational FM topics deemed critical by employers.

  • 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.

  • LEED professionals seeking continuing education hours.

How do I achieve my FMP credential?

  1. Enroll in all four courses.

  2. Participate in your classes.

  3. Read the study materials and ask questions.

  4. Complete all four exams with passing scores.

  5. Submit your FMP application (with application fee) to IFMA to validate your FMP credential.

What do I learn from these courses?

The following four knowledge domains, as determined by the recent IFMA global job task analysis, are deemed critical to the foundation of knowledge required of facility managers, and therefore are taught and tested by the IFMA FMP Credential Program.

Operations and Maintenance: 

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.

Project Management:

 Facility managers make use of all aspects of project management beginning with planning, scoping, scheduling and ending with evaluating. Project planning and management are core skills in facility management. The skills are particularly important because of the wide range of projects assigned to the facility organization. Projects vary in scope, complexity, duration and financial risk.

Finance and Business: 

Facility managers manage/oversee high-value assets that represent a significant financial investment in technology, buildings, structures, interiors, exteriors and grounds. Since facility managers are typically responsible for the oversight, operation and maintenance of the buildings and grounds, as well as oversight of various service contracts, understanding the basics of finance and business is critical.

Leadership and Strategy: 

To be effective, facility managers must develop strategies to successfully carry out major initiatives by influencing the decisions and attitudes of others. Effective strategies require that facility managers are able to integrate people, places, processes and technology. They must be able to align the facility portfolio with the entire organization’s missions and available resources, and to be innovative in order to move forward with their staff and processes to respond to the ever-changing requirements.

Who is teaching?

Donna Lewis, Property/Facilities Management & Building Operations

Donna has been in Facilities and Property management for a number of years.  She is an innovative, resourceful, diligent, results-driven professional with expertise in commercial and public facilities and property management. Focused skill set includes construction and project management, space planning and all aspects of leasing and lease negotiations. Well-honed influential, interpersonal, communication, strong customer service, negotiation and consultative skills.  Experienced in the corporate and private sectors, unionized and government regulated environments. She is currently with the CBE where she is managing a portfolio of 37 public schools. Area project build of 3 new schools, on-going upgrades and modernizations of existing schools; buildings ranging from 100 years old to newly built. Demonstrated experience in facilities, building management systems, maintenance and operations. Solid understanding of building codes, HVAC, electrical and life safety systems.  Vendor selection, Service Level Agreements and contracts.

Recently served on the IFMA Board of Directors, Calgary Chapter; Education Director. Key accomplishments included; broadening community awareness of the IFMA organization, fund development and sourcing new educational partnerships. Also served as a Director on the board of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter for 10 years.

What is the schedule?

The courses run 8:30 - 4:30 on:

  • November 15 & 16, 2018

  • January 17 & 18, 2019

  • March 21 & 22, 2019

  • May 16 & 17, 2019

You are also invited to participate in the Chapter activities that take place in the evenings following your course on Thursday. You can see the list of events here

What is included?

  • Instruction on the materials required to pass all four FMP exams.

  • The course materials for all four course for you to keep.

  • Lunch on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Coffee, water, and tea are provided throughout each day.

  • A complimentary registrations for the events held on the Thursday of each course.

Where is the course being held?



5310 1 St SW

Calgary, AB T2H 0C8