Certificate in Facility Management

Effectively Manage Residential and Commercial Facilities


Program Details

  • Location: Bellevue
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Weekends
  • Cost: $3,900

Next start date:

October 2019

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About this Program

Facility managers today play an important role in any organization, contributing 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.

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  • Official competency-aligned curriculum developed by the IFMA
  • Key concepts in commercial facility management, including strategic planning and real estate issues
  • The latest sustainability trends, including alternative energy, LEED certification, green building methods and technology innovations
  • Design processes that enable coordination with architects, planners, engineers and contractors
  • Techniques for managing staff and communicating with tenants


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


This program utilizes 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, by completing this program you can earn up to 60 maintenance points that can be applied to retaining your credential.

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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