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See below for information about FMP Core Competencies, Sections of Study and the applicable Table of Contents.

To learn more about taking your FMP Course on-line visit or click here to go directly to the FM Credential section.  where you order your self-study course.


CFM Bootcamp


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Why you should take your FMP Certification

  • Be eligible for positions requiring the FMP designation.
  • Illustrate your initiative to your employer
  • Take a step closer to the CFM (Certified Facility Manager) certification.
  • Increase your skill and knowledge base to properly manage the facility you oversee.
  • Challenge yourself to learn and master the core competencies and to develop your decision making skills as a professional
  • Increase your confidence level to pursue upper level management positions and take a leadership role

Why you should take an in-class FMP Course:


  • Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.
  • Avoid procrastination and stay on track with weekly assignments and classroom expectations.
  • Discuss and clarify difficult topics


Watch this video and see what your peers have to say about the FMP Credential

Core Competencies

In 2009, a global job task analysis (GJTA) defined 11 core competencies. The GJTA included responses from facility managers in 62 countries. It is the most comprehensive to date and the first truly global survey and analysis. The core competencies are:

  1. Communication—Communication plans and processes for both internal and external stakeholders
  2. Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity—Emergency and risk management plans and procedures
  3. Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability—Sustainable management of built and natural environments
  4. Finance & Business—Strategic plans, budgets, financial analyses, procurement
  5. Human Factors—Healthful and save environment, security, FM employee development
  6. Leadership and Strategy—Strategic planning, organize, staff and lead organization
  7. Operations and Maintenance—Building operations and maintenance, occupant services
  8. Project Management—Oversight and management of all projects and related contracts
  9. Quality—Best practices, process improvements, audits and measurements
  10. Real Estate and Property Management—Real estate planning, acquisition and disposition
  11. Technology—Facility management technology, workplace management systems

The Core Competencies are intrinsic to the Education Content that IFMA Toronto provides for its members.

FMP Sections of Study and Testing

In order to receive FMP Certification you must pass the testing phase of each Section of Study.  Download the FMP Brochure

Download from provided link a Table of Contents detailing each section of study:

CFM Bootcamp

In today’s economy, it is vital to take every step to enhance your career path.  A CFM designation is well-recognized all over the world, it is an achievement that indicates a higher level of industry knowledge, ultimately raising your marketability.

This is the definitive course of preparation for IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager Examination.  The course is designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification with preparation for the competency-based examination.  The instructor for this course is John Vinken,  a Certified Facility Manager with many years of facility management and teaching experience.  This course will give you confidence in your ability to complete the examination successfully, thereby earning the distinction and privilege of being a CFM.

The course is a two-day, weekend course that includes the course material, breakfast, lunch and break snacks.

Click here to:

  • To download the CFM Brochure
  • To find out if you’re eligible to take your CFM
  • To take a sample exam and learn about strengths and weaknesses in your knowledge base
  • To fill out your CFM Exam application

FM Competency

The IFMA Toronto CFM Bootcamp content covers these nine areas of  facility management competency:

  1. Facility Function Planning and Project Management
  2. Communication
  3. Operations and Maintenance
  4. Finance
  5. Quality Assessment and Innovation
  6. Human and Environmental Factors
  7. Real Estate
  8. Leadership and Management
  9. Technology  Quality Assessment and Innovation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Update and assess your knowledge and skills related to each competency area.
  2. Learn about the format of the exam and review sample questions.
  3. Become more confident and comfortable when you  take the exam