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Facility Management Certificate Program

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New Classroom, Cohort-Based Option in Fall 2015.
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Certificate Overview

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).

Topics Covered

Courses emphasize the eleven core competence areas designated by the International Association of Facility Managers (IFMA). The Facility Management classes cover theses competencies: Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Finance and Business, Human Factors, Leadership and Strategy, Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Quality, Real Estate and Property Management and Technology.

Certificate Requirements

Sample George Mason University Certificate of Completion, Your Name Here, The Professional Certificate in Facility Management

Students are awarded a Professional Certificate in Facility Management after the successful completion of 10 courses (six required core courses and four elective courses).

  • Print registration form (fax or mail)
  • Register online*
  • *Full payment by Visa or Mastercard only required at the time of online registration.

    Click on a course link to see the schedule.

    Core Courses (All six required)
    Elective Courses (Four required)
    Onsite Opportunity

    Enhance your organization's competitive edge!

    George Mason University's Office of Continuing Professional Education can tailor programs to meet your organization's needs. Get the facility management training your employees need. Companies or agencies interested in bringing the FM program onsite should contact OCPE at 703-993-8335.

    Contact Info.
    Science and Technology Campus
  • Online contact form
  • Address:
      George Mason University
    Office of Continuing Professional Education
      10900 University Blvd.
      Manassas, VA 20110
  • Telephone: 703-993-8335
  • Fax: 703-993-8336
  • Who Should Attend

    • Participants at every career level with backgrounds in the fields of engineering, architecture, buildings operations and maintenance, property management, interior design, business administration, or anyone with an interest in the field of facility management
    • Those seeking the CFM designation administered by IFMA
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    What some of our clients are saying:

    "The Smithsonian Institution has used the George Mason Professional Certificate in Facility Management program for the past three years to educate our building managers throughout the Washington, D.C. area. The Smithsonian's mission is to provide world class facilities management services, and in order to accomplish this, we seek to only employ CFMs. This program is insuring we reach our goal."
    -Nancy Bechtol, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    "Mason developed and delivered a 20-month Facility Management program for 23 of our present and future facilities leaders. The knowledge they gained and the coursework they experienced has been extremely valuable to their personal career growth and to the future success of the Department of Facilities and Transportation Services of Fairfax County Public Schools."
    -Steve Vollmer, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

    "The technical, trade, and business information gained from this certificate program at George Mason University was immediately applicable in the workplace."
    -Jim Morris, Lockheed Martin, Manassas, VA

    "The best part of the Facility Management program at Mason, is the opportunity to interact with other facility managers. The discussions that we have had in class have given me insights, greatly increased by scope of knowledge, and even provided some 'Ah ha' moments of 'so that's how one takes care of that.' The combined expertise of the instructors and my classmates is what makes the program beneficial to my career development."
    -Jean Callahan, Fairfax, VA

    "Based on this program I have discovered the passion for my profession. I have found my professional direction."
    -Erick Albarracin, FMP
    Kaiser Permanente, Suitland, MD




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