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 to become a more effective facility manager and prepare to earn a credential in facility management.
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Anyone with an interest in building a career or advancing in the field of facility management.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- 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
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
You'll complete a real-world project to add to your professional portfolio.
PREPARE FOR A FACILITY MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL
The program curriculum is based on the ProFM™ Body of Knowledge, which defines the 19 knowledge areas and five cross-functional competencies that facility professionals need today. The certificate program prepares you to earn the ProFM™ credential, considered to be the most current, relevant and universally applicable credential in facility management. It also helps prepare you for certification by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA™).
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
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.
Alumni working in field
Fred Hutch, JLL, Microsoft, Port of Tacoma, City of Seattle, King County Library System
Projected job growth for facilities managers in Washington state (2018-2028)
Average salary for facilities managers in Washington state