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).
Courses emphasize the nine core competency areas designated by the International Association of Facility Managers (IFMA). The Facility Management classes include: Operations & Maintenance, Real Estate, Human & Environmental Factors, Planning & Project Management, Leadership & Management, Finance, Quality Assessment & Innovation, Communication, and Technology.
Students are awarded a Professional Certificate in Facility Management after the successful completion of 10 courses (six required core courses and four elective courses).
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Core Courses (All six required)
Elective Courses (Four Required)
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