IFMA's Pre-Conference Courses and Workshops

Sponsored by: BGIS

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2018

The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA

Advance Your Career with the Must-have Credentials for Your Profession

Instructor-led knowledge- and skill-building courses for those interested in continuing FM education and/or achieving one of three globally recognized credentials: CFM®, FMP® and SFP®. Held in conjunction with IFMA’s World Workplace, the pre-conference is a convenient way to meet your professional development goals in one place, at one time.

All prices shown are in US dollars.

Facility Management Professional Courses

Begin or complete program requirements to earn your FMP. Only available at IFMA’s World Workplace, the FMP Course combines the FMP Learning System (up to $2,050 value) with a two-days of instruction by an IFMA Qualified Instructor (included in the price of the session). Get more value for one low price.  Each course focuses on one of the four sections of the FMP. Gain valuable FMP program insight, discuss real-world examples and ask important questions before completing your credential with self-study after the session at your own pace at home. Learn more.

“The quality and relevance of the FMP course material is excellent. The course content, layout and real-world application is very pertinent to the work I perform every day.” – Jaret Leah, FMP, Bus.Mgt.Dipl, Site Coordinator Property Management, Facility Management, The City of Calgary

Dates Time Course Member Price Nonmember Price GSA Price
Sept. 29-30, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Operations and Maintenance Course $700 $900 $678.05
Sept. 29-30, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Leadership and Strategy Course $700 $900 $678.05
Oct. 1-2, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Project Management Course $700 $900 $678.05
Oct. 1-2, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Finance and Business Course $700 $900 $678.05

Sustainability Facility Professional® Starter Session

Get a head start on earning your SFP! Only available at IFMA’s World Workplace, the SFP Starter Session combines the SFP Learning System - Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management (up to $795 value) with a two-day review of key concepts with an IFMA Qualified Instructor (included in the price of the session). Get more value for one low price. Gain valuable SFP program insight to implement on-the-job immediately. Learn the material with additional discussion about real-world examples and ask important questions before completing your credential with self-study after the session at your own pace at home. Learn more.

“The knowledge you gain from the SFP will turn into dollars and cents for your organization.” – Joe Lampinen, SFP, LEED GA, Green Manufacturing Specialist

Dates Time Course Member Price Nonmember Price GSA Price
Sept. 29-30, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Focus AreasStrategy & Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
$700 $900 $678.05

Certified Facility Manager® Exam Prep Courses

Prepare to earn the most respected certification in FM. Choose the one-day CFM Exam Prep Workshop or the three-day CFM Exam Prep Workshop Plus. Taught by experienced CFMs, both workshops present tools and techniques that can lead to success on the exam. Learn more.

  • Three-day Workshop Plus: Includes valuable FM Learning System materials addressing two competency areas. Deepen your understanding of these key areas, review terms and definitions, and reference information well after the exam. Developed by IFMA and a team of subject matter experts, the FM Learning System covers the updated facility management body of knowledge.
  • One-day Exam Prep Workshop: Review the methodology of the competency-based exam, practice applying critical thinking skills and discuss the rationales used in practice exam questions.

“Certification has brought me increased recognition by both senior management and my peers. It’s the best thing I've done for my career in a long time." – Patricia A. Holden, CFM, Associate Director, Facilities Management, Quintiles Inc., San Diego, California

Dates Time Course Member Price Nonmember Price GSA Price
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CFM Exam Prep Workshop Plus (3-day) $1,195 $1,395 $1,161.80
Oct. 2, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CFM Exam Prep Workshop (1-day) $295 $495 $282.25

Essentials of FM Workshops

Explore the roles, responsibilities and core competencies that make up the facility management profession. Examine realistic workplace situations in the global marketplace. IFMA's Essentials of FM Workshops will help you grow in the FM profession and better communicate with members of your FM department or team. Learn more.

Dates Time Course Member Price Nonmember Price
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Essentials of Facility Management Workshop (3-day)
  • Introduction to FM and Essentials of FM: Operations and Maintenance Workshop Series
  • Work Management in Facilities Workshop Series
$795 $995

Building Sustainable Processes with Facility Management Standards

Standards provide essential strategic tools to reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. Facility managers have been working since 2012 to develop international standards that provide practical guidance and methodologies to ensure the value FM services.

Facility Management: an “organizational function which integrates people, place and process within the Built Environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business” [source: ISO 41011:2017]

ISO 41000 is a game changer and provides a framework for FM and impacts on the efficiency and productivity of organizations and associated individuals. Attendees will be provided with a full understanding of the basis for the ISO 41000 series of FM standards and framework and its implications for the profession. The session will also will walk participants through the framework for an ISO Management System Standard (MSS) by introducing ISO 41001, Facility management – Management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, the first standard of its kind to provide a framework to achieve FM objectives in terms of service quality, efficiency and performance.

  • Understand the value of a consensus-based approach and how standards benefit industry and the community.
  • Understand the ISO management system standard framework and commonalities.
  • Recognize the benefits of ISO certification using a management system standard.
  • Learn how to prepare for the ISO 41001 FM management systems standard to be applied to your organization.
Dates Time Course Member Price Nonmember Price
Oct. 2, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Comprehensive Review into ISO Management Systems $295 $495

IFMA is authorized by IACET to offer a total of 9.5 CEUs if the FMP series is completed via instructor-led courses.

ANSI

IFMA is an Accredited Program Certificate Issuer – Accreditation Number 1057; the scope of the accreditation includes both the FMP and SFP programs.

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