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Certificate in Facility Management

Effectively Manage Residential and Commercial Facilities


Program Details

  • Location: Bellevue
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $3,999

Next start date:

October 2021

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About this Program

Facility managers today play an important role in many organizations, where they contribute to overall goals such as reducing costs, improving productivity and pursuing sustainability. This three-course certificate program imparts comprehensive knowledge of operations, maintenance, budgeting and business-planning issues related to facility management. You’ll also learn about important safety, security and environmental factors in the field. Develop the skills that prepare you for certification by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA™).

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Anyone with an interest in building a career or advancing in the field of facility management.

See Requirements


  • An official, competency-aligned curriculum developed by the IFMA™
  • The key concepts of commercial facility management, including strategic planning and real-estate issues
  • The latest sustainability trends, including alternative energy, LEED certification, green-building methods and technological innovations
  • The design processes that enable coordination with architects, planners, engineers and contractors
  • Techniques to manage staff and communicate with tenants


Complete a real-world project to add to your professional portfolio.


This program uses the Facility Management Learning System™ created by the International Facility Management Association. This curriculum covers the 11 competencies that make up the complete facility management body of knowledge as identified in the Global Job Task Analysis conducted by the IFMA™. Completing this coursework helps prepare you to earn IFMA™ certification.

If you already have your certification, you can earn up to 60 maintenance points that can be applied to retaining your credential by completing this program.


You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions


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