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Making a Difference in Facility Management

Hi Fellow FM Practitioners,

As I relate to facility management profession, how then can we make a difference as FMers? 

Facility management cannot yet be described as a fully established discipline as compared to architecture, civil engineering, surveying, etc. However, the rate at which the discipline is developing suggests that its status will continue to rise, bring to the point where it will be on par with other professions.

In my opinion, to make an impact in FM, the three main attributes that we ought to possess are INTEGRITY, ORGANIATIONAL SKILLS and COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

FM is not just about looking after buildings & their systems & equipment. FM is the creation of built-facilities to support the core function of the organisation. Knowing how occupants within an organisation make use of the built-facilities, how those occupants / people can perform at their best – is the key to understanding facility management.

Facility management practitioners need to understand how the buildings, built-facilities behave and function to support people in their work. In today’s dynamic business environment, a fundamental charateristic of the environment is CHANGE and so one of the main competencies that facility management practitioners should have is an ABILITY TO MANAGE CHANGE. Other competencies include organisational management, financial management and customer service.

I will touch further on FM professional development which are concerned by most fellow FM practitioners.

To Your FM Success!

Making a Difference in Facility Management…….

Facility Management Professional, FMP

What about FMP, can you elaborate?


   There is no exam.There will be test & assignments to be done during the course.


·   Designed to broaden a beginner’s knowledge and accelerate transition into the profession. 


·   Knowledge-based: Requires candidates to earn

6 credits through the completion of approved courses. Refer to FMP online brochure at for more information.


·   1 credit equals 15 hours of instructor contact time. This is equal to a two-day IFMA course or two half-day courses at 7.5 hours each.


·   FMP is an ideal springboard for obtaining the CFM.


To Your FM Success!

Making a Difference in Facility Management…….



Facility Management Professional (FMP) Credential Program

Many ask about:

1. What is Facility Management Professional (FMP) Credential Program?

2. What are the benefits of obtaining the credential FMP?

3. What are the entry requirement?


1. What is Facility Management Professional (FMP) Credential Program?

Facility Management professional (FMP) designation is a global recognised credential for facility management practitional. It was developed by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA-USA).

It is a knowledge-based credential demonstrating a proven comprehension of the basics of facility management. It is designed to prepare new and transitioning facility professionals for the demands of today’s dynamic workplace.

2. What are the benefits of obtaining the credential FMP?

Earning the FMP shows great dedication to advancing the proficiency and value to the facility professionals organisation.  FMP sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and abilities of practitioners.  IFMA credential is the ONLY globally recognized certification for the facility management profession. It is recognised by the British Facilities Management Assiciations (BIFM), Facility Management of Australia (FMA), Japan Facility Management Association, etc. 

3. What are the entry requirement?

The recommendation for those planning to participate in the FMP program to meet one of the following criteria:

·         Facility management practitioners with less than five years of experience

·         Transitioning professionals with significant experience in former related careers 

·         Partner practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers

·         Associated corporate providers of FM products and services

·         Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs 

For more information, you may visit or

To Your FM Success!

Making a Difference in Facility Management….  







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