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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.     

FMI has completed a Training Proficiency Level Update

The Facility Management Institute of the U.S. General Services Administration has revised the proficiency level approach for qualifications that are FBPTA-Aligned. Please download this word file to view the updated proficiency level definitions for each eligible training resource.

2017 FBPTA Core Competencies & Recommended Curriculum Update

The following is the 2017 Update to the Core Competencies and Recommended Curriculum of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA). This year’s update focuses on the additional qualifications reviewed by FMI in order to expand on the number and breadth of coverage of training. These qualifications add, in particular, to the list of options available through low-cost, online sources.

FMI Training Submission Template 2017

Training Providers, please find the latest Training Submission Template and be sure to fill out the "HOME" tab before submitting courses for review to FMI.

Federal Skills Assessment Test

The Federal Skills Assessment Test (FEDSAT) is an online skills assessment tool which assesses compliance with Accelerate FM defined competency areas on your PC or Mobile devices. You can use the FEDSAT to demonstrate understanding of the 80 high-priority performance areas and link to related training from a wide variety of sources. Be sure to watch the two minute FEDSAT introduction video embedded below and also available from the FEDSAT home page to learn everything you need to know about the FEDSAT.

Glossary of Terms

Veterans Administration Facilities Management School

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

Federal Facilities Council meeting

Link to 2015 FBPTA Program Brief here

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:00

FBPTA Industry Day at NFM&T - Baltimore, MD

As a facility management professional working for the federal government we know how important continuing education is to you and your teams.  Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) has assisted GSA in developing a robust resource platform of carefully vetted educational offerings which comply with the competency requirements of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).  To highlight the FMI FBPTA  program

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 20:00

Health in Buildings Discussion with GSA NCR Leadership

Brian Gilligan, PE Sustainability Program Manager with GSA's Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings will present a summary of HPGB initiatives including a recent roundtable of experts in the field of Indoor Environmental Quality to the senior leaders of GSA's National Capital Region.  A facilitated discussion on priorities and potential performance measures for IEQ will follow.  

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 20:00