FMI is a cloud Institute bringing together government, industry and academia with the goal of integrating, aligning and innovating all aspects of the Facilities Operations and Management profession through continuous collaboration on core competencies, curriculum, continuing education and knowledge networking.
To develop the 2015 Update, the Facilities Management Institute (FMI) engaged representatives of federal agencies, cross-governmental organizations including the Federal Real Property Council and the National Institute of Building Sciences, and a number of industry-based credentialing organizations. The focus of this Update was to expand on the number and breadth of coverage of training and other qualifications related to building operations and energy management. In the process of doing so, FMI also identified opportunities to simplify the FBPTA competency model and address new competencies related to cybersecurity and data acquisition and validation for the Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP). Link to update files here. Comment on the 2015 Updates here
Accelerate FM will help you understand the skills required to manage your buildings to a higher level, find the training resources to acquire those skills and periodically assess and refine your professional development priorities. GSA developed the tool to help employees impacted by the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) find and justify requests for training that meet the requirements of that Act. However, anyone involved in facilities management, energy management, building operations, or other related fields will find this resource useful. Download User Guide and PowerPoint Training Slides here.
The Veterans Administration Facilities Management School (FMS) was created in response to Public Law 111-308: Federal Building Personnel Training Act of 2010 (FBPTA), which requires agency Facilities Management (FM) personnel to have the necessary competencies to effectively manage Federal buildings. The FM
Building Operator Certification trains facilities personnel in the interdependent and complex nature of building systems, HVAC, electric, lighting and more, with a broad view of understanding promoting energy efficient operations outcomes. The BOC certificate aligns with Facility Management, Operations, Energy Management and other various roles/performances.