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Certificate in Facilities Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs
On Campus

Program Description

Advance your career in facilities management

Wentworth’s facilities management certificate program prepares professionals for the Certified Facility Manager exam from the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). You will learn critical project management, real estate, property development and financial skills that will enable you to rapidly advance your career in facilities management.

Each course takes only seven weeks to complete and is worth 2.1 CEUs. Throughout the program, you will enjoy access to all of Wentworth’s resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.


  • Program Objectives

    By completing the facilities management certificate program at Wentworth, you will:

    • Prepare for the Certified Facility Manager exam, which offers a competitive career advantage.
    • Master the fundamentals of handling financial resources for facilities management.
    • Gain valuable leadership and project management skills.
    • Become eligible for eight credits towards general electives in our bachelor's degree programs.
  • Admissions Requirements & Process

    Applicants to the facilities management certificate program should be at least 22 years old and have the following:

    • Associate or bachelor’s degree, or four years of professional experience in fire protection, construction or facilities, or as an electrician
    • Current resume
  • Program Curriculum

    • Principles of Facilities Management – Overview of the facilities manager’s position within various practice situations, as well as a discussion of the basic IFMA competencies.
    • Real Estate and Property Development – Discussion of the acquisition, ownership and disposal of properties, including leasing practices, real estate marketing and analysis, feasibility analysis, development trends, site evaluation, regulations on occupancy and use, and other real estate-related IFMA competencies.
    • Finance for the Facility Manager – This course examines the relationship between facilities management and financial resources. Students will learn how to develop a corporate business plan with forecasts for financial requirements for optimal facility maintenance operations.
    • Project Management – Considers team development, accountability, sequencing of events, scheduling, coordination of consultants, budgeting, contract administration, relocations, move management, purchasing, estimating and other IFMA project management competencies.