Continuing Education

The Capital Chapter of IFMA supports continuing education of all varieties, and believes it is essential to staying abreast of new trends and developments within the industry. Each year, we offer opportunities for those pursuing a career in FM as well as those continuing their educational pursuits to receive funding for education.

Other Local FM Educational Opportunities

George Mason University

Facility Management Certificate Program (both online and classroom instruction)

Comprehensive curriculum covers theory, methodology, technology, and best practices related to facility management. The Certificate program aligns with the core competencies for IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) examination and provides a foundation which addresses the core competencies of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).

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Ferris State University 

Bachelor of Science in Facility Management
Minor in Facility Management
Certificate in Facility Management

The pioneering Facility Management curriculum at Ferris State University has a proud record of providing a professional cutting edge facility management education. The program is recognized among professionals, corporations and associations as producing qualified, employable graduates with valued technical and management skills. Graduates currently enjoy successful careers in facility management, architecture and in other professions of the built environment.

Facility Management is a dynamic, evolving profession that faces new challenges and opportunities created by technology advances and global business development. As defined within the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) official statement, it is:

'...the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and the work of the organization ... integrating the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences.'

The FSU degree is accredited by the IFMA Foundation for meeting the highest standard in facility management education. All courses in the curriculum qualify for Certified Facility Manager maintenance points.

Learn more by visiting the Ferris State University website.

The Catholic University of America

Facilities Management combines the subfields of asset management and property management, and is closely related to human resources management and information technology management. It is a fast-growing profession, launched in the 1980s in response to the growing need for sustainable, secure, technologically-sophisticated buildings and the growing appreciation of the need to consider facilities in a business’ strategic planning.

Increasingly, facilities are expect to be responsive to the work- and life-styles of those who work, live, or play in them while being energy- and water-efficient, cost-effective, well maintained, adaptable, and safe in the face of security concerns and natural disasters. Courses offered in this program are designed to prepare facility managers to serve the needs of commercial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on governmental and private cultural, educational, religious, and military facilities such as embassies, schools, churches, and bases. The FM program takes a creative, holistic and strategic approach to facilities management, while reinforcing the importance of ethics and stewardship. It is interdisciplinary in nature and strongly supported by CUA’s Schools of Professional Studies, Business & Economics, Engineering, Law, and Arts & Sciences.

More information can be found by visiting The Catholic University of America website.

Flexible Learning

The MSFM program offers full-time, part-time, and individualized options to cater to students with differing needs.

  • Full-time Students: Courses can be completed in one calendar year – two fifteen-credit regular semesters and a six-credit capstone course completed over the summer.

  • Part-time Students: Students can take classes as time and resources permit. Most classes are offered in the evenings, with some offered off-campus. Online offerings are in development.

  • Individualized Curricula: This option balances curricular requirements, practical experience (including FM certification by IFMA, BOMI, etc.), and achievement of foundational competencies while working within a student’s financial and scheduling constraints. Schedules will be developed by the program director with each student on an individual basis.