CFM Bootcamp


Date: May 26 and 27
Time: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Location: CHSI, 5110 Creekbank Road, Meeting Room B

Earn distinction, demonstrate your expertise and increase your earning potential. The Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. It is an ideal opportunity for experienced FM professionals to distinguish themselves with the most respected global credential in facility management.

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 Certified Facility Manager (CFM).

  • Update and assess your knowledge and skills related to each core competency area.
  • Learn about the format of the exam and review sample questions.
  • Become more confident and comfortable when you take the exam.
  • Network with other senior FM’s to share experiences.

How to increase your success rate on the exam:

  • Be engaged in the course conversations
  • Ask questions during the boot camp
  • Take your exam the following week, while all the information is fresh in mind
  • Apply the content to your work life

Click here to read all about the CFM Certification.

Click here to learn about the IFMA FM Learning System.

Click here to read the top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about CFM Certification.

Click here to read the 11 Competency Outline and Self-Evaluation.

What others have said about the course:
“John Vinken took the guesswork out of what the expectations would be and enabled us to remember that the exam is about Global Best Practices, and not just about what we have experienced in our own FM worlds. Equipped with this knowledge, I applied it during the exam and was successful. There is no doubt that one has to have the inherent knowledge and experience base for the exam but John’s course material & delivery instilled confidence in me that I was indeed ready!”

“I took the CFM Bootcamp and wrote my exam the next Monday. I can honestly say that I owe my success to John and recommend his course to anyone preparing to write their exam.”

Instructor: John Vinken, MSc. Eng., CFM, CEM, CRSP, CET

John finished his Masters of Mechanical Engineering Management specializing in Building Services with Brunel University in Uxbridge, England in July 2006 John acquired his Certified Facility Manager certification from the International facility Management Association in July 2000. John has held positions that range from Controls Applications Engineer in Toronto, Canada Director, Facilities Management and Biomedical Engineering for a 1.2 million square foot hospital to Manager of Technical Infrastructure in an aerospace engine maintenance, repair and overhaul company in Vancouver. John’s facilities/energy/project management experience has spanned 30 years. During these 30 years his mechanical engineering experience has varied from owners representative during planning, design and construction to assisting in design of nuclear facilities. John currently enjoys teaching part time in building services engineering and the next generation of facility managers as well as being a guest lecturer throughout the world for various schools.