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Certificate in Facilities Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs
On Campus

Program Description

Wentworth’s Facilities Management (FM) 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 with course offerings in the evening and is worth 2.1 CEUs. 


  • 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 & Tuition

    Applicants to the FM Certificate should have work experience in fire protection, construction, facilities, or as an electrician and submit the following:


    • $750 per course 
  • Start Terms

    • Spring 2018
    • Summer 2018
    • Fall 2018
  • 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.