Facilities Management Administrator

The FMA® designation program enhances your career by making you a more effective and knowledgeable facilities professional, thus positioning you as a key strategic professional within your organization. The FMA® designation program teaches you to manage facilities in a way that best supports staff and fits into the organization’s overall objectives.

You’ll also learn about new technologies, environmental health and worker safety, and other timely issues. Whether you’re a new or experienced facilities manager, or someone in a related profession who will benefit from knowing how to create a quality work environment th­­at maximizes productivity, the FMA® program is right for you.

The Capstone Experience

The Capstone Experience program reduces the administrative hurdle of completing the complex Experience Form by only requiring employment history verification. To maintain the integrity of BOMI’s programming, the Capstone Experience includes a culminating FMA Capstone Exam once all FMA course requirements are complete. Learners who enrol in the FMA Designation program as of January 1, 2021 will be automatically enroled in the Capstone Experience Program. Those enroled in the FMA prior to January 1, 2021 may choose to switch to the Capstone program or stay with their current program (current programs must be completed by December 31, 2021).

The RPA Capstone Exam includes:

  • Two-hour, 100-question multiple choice exam
  • Proctored exam to be taken at Pearson VUE
  • Questions are application-based, using scenarios that rely on the learners’ three years of experience in commercial property and facility management
  • Optional Online Self-Paced Capstone Exam prep courses are available for the FMA

A Pathway to Earn Your Credentials

Within the FMA® Designation program there is one certificate that learners can enrol in on their way to getting a designation: FMC. To achieve your FMA®, you must achieve a grade of 70% or higher on each of the eight courses. Students are encouraged to enrol in a certificate program to start establishing their credentials

Required Courses:

Environmental Health & Safety Issues

Ethics is Good Business®, Short Course

Facilities Planning & Project Management

Fundamentals of Facilities Management

Design, Operation & Maintenance, I

Design, Operation & Maintenance, II

Elective Courses (choose two)

Asset Management

Managing the Organization

Real Estate Investment & Finance

Those enroling in the designation after July 1, 2013 will be required to follow the new requirements; however, if you enroled prior to July 2013, contact our office to confirm the course requirements.

Experience Requirement

You can begin pursuing your FMA® at any time during your career. Before you are awarded your FMA® Designation, you are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable facilities management experience. The criteria are outlined in the FMA® Designation Experience Form. This form may be submitted at any time following enrolment.

Use this form if you will finish your FMA by 12/31/2021.

Use this form if you will finish your FMA after 1/1/2022.

Prior Education

For those who have prior education in an area that overlaps with the FMA®, you may be eligible to receive credit for one or more courses. To review the requirements, please refer to the Administrative Competency Chart, which outlines what is eligible and how you go about applying to get credit for a course.