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Certified Facility Manager

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Course Overview

Enhance your facility management skills with the CFM IFMA Course. This comprehensive program offers a practical approach to mastering the core competencies required for the Certified Facility. Learn from experienced industry professionals, engage in networking opportunities, and earn a globally recognized credential that demonstrates your expertise and commitment to excellence in facility management. Propel your career in facility management with the CFM IFMA Course.​

Key Takeaways

Evaluate facility management principles and practices by critiquing industry standards and regulations to ensure compliance with safety and sustainability requirements.
Analyze complex facility management scenarios to prioritize resource allocation, identifying cost-effective strategies that optimize facility performance and enhance sustainability.
Apply facility management knowledge to develop comprehensive plans that align with organizational goals, considering budget constraints, stakeholder needs, and risk mitigation strategies.
Synthesize data and information from various sources to make well-informed decisions, utilizing key performance indicators and metrics to assess the effectiveness of facility management programs.
Communicate and collaborate effectively within the facility management network, employing persuasive oral and written communication skills to convey recommendations and solutions to diverse stakeholders.

International Facility Management Association
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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 23,500 members in 94 countries. The association’s members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. To meet its mission to “advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities,” on an annual basis IFMA: » Certifies facility managers through three credentialing programs. » Produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition, and Facility Fusion, a more intimate gathering of FM professionals with powerful networking and a fusion of education, leadership training, best practices and an exposition. » Conducts research that strengthens the knowledge and skills of FM professionals while advancing the FM profession. » Provides a wide range of educational courses from entry-level programs to those for highly experienced facility managers.

Course Outline

Part 1: Sustainable Real Estate Management
Real Estate

•Real Estate Investment and Financing​
•Lease Management​
•Property Acquisition and Disposition​
•Property Development and Construction​
•Property Operations and Maintenance​
•Space Planning and Utilization


•Sustainable Facility Management​
•Aligning Organization Strategy with Sustainability​
•Measuring and Reporting Sustainability​
•Focus Areas for Sustainable Facility Management
(input), (Processes) and Output

Part 2: Facility Information Management
Facility Information Management & Technology Management

•Communication & Technology​
•Workplace Technology​
•Implementing Technology Projects​
•Strategic Alignment of Facility Technology​
•Control of Integration Systems​
•Emerging & Evolving Facility Technology​
•Communication Technology​
•Workplace Technology​
•Implementing Technology Projects


•Communication & Fundamentals​
•Business Communications that Achieve Results​
•Stakeholder Expectations and Facility​
•Management Communication Plans

Part 3: Human Factors and Risk Management in Facility Management
Risk Management

•An Overview of Emergency Preparedness &​
•Business Continuity​
•Manage Risk and Develop Plans​
•Train, Test and Drill​
•Respond, Recover and Learn​
•Evaluate and Revise Plans

Occupancy & Human Factors

•The Human Factor in the Workplace​
•Creating a Healthful, Productive Workplace​
•Creating a Safe & Secure Workplace​
•Employee Development,​
•Performance Appraisal​
•Managing for Diversity

Part 4: Facility Management Excellence and Certification Preparation
Performance and Quality

•Fundamentals in Quality Facility​
•Management Quality Measures for the Facility
•Quality Assessment of Facility Management Services
•Improvement of Facility Management Work
•Compliance & Codes, Regulations, Policies and Standards

CFM Exam Review Workshop

•CFM Exam process overview​
•Sample questions​
•IFMA core competencies overview​
•Strategies for the CFM Exam​
•Next steps

Who Should Attend?

Ideal candidates must meet certain education and experience requirements before sitting for the exam.​

To view requirements, visit the IFMA Web site at:​

→ Mid- to senior-level FM professionals meeting education and experience requirements.​

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
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What does the course fee cover?
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