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

Comprehensive Review into ISO Management Systems

This interactive workshop will walk participants through the framework for an ISO Management System Standard (MSS) and will introduce them to FM-relevant standards, such as ISO 55001 (Asset Management), ISO 50001 (Energy Management), ISO 22301 (Business Continuity), and the forthcoming ISO 41001, Facility Management System - Requirements with guidance for use.

During the afternoon, attendees will participate in a tabletop exercise that highlights requirements of ISO 22301, Business Continuity Management Systems. In addition to gaining insight on ISO 22301 through this highly interactive exercise, attendees will be able to assess the readiness of their organization to respond to a disruptive incident.

Participants will:

  • Understand the ISO management system standard framework and commonalities.
  • Recognize the benefits of ISO certification using a management system standard.
  • Enhance emergency planning efforts by looking at it through the lens of a table top planning exercise.
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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