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Certificate in Facility Management

Effectively Manage Residential and Commercial Facilities


Program Details

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

Next start date:

October 2022

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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 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.

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  • 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


You'll complete a real-world project to add to your professional portfolio.


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™).


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.

Career Stats


Alumni working in field

Top Employers

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

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

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Blended (Classroom + Online)

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