The typical functions of a facility manager vary from company to company. In general, facilities managers are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of an organization’s buildings, ensuring that they meet legal requirements and health and safety standards. Facility Managers operate across different business functions, working on both a strategic and operational level. Facility management professionals are tasked with providing, maintaining and developing a number of different services such as:
Testing and inspections
EHS (environment, health, safety)
Business continuity planning
Managing renovations and refurbishments
Responsibilities of the Facility Manager – Generally speaking, the role of the facility manager is to ensure that the facility is operating as it should on a daily basis by completing daily inspections and conducting proactive and reactive maintenance. Here is a list of some of the things a facility manager is responsible for:
Sourcing and overseeing contracts and service providers for functions such as catering, cleaning, parking, security, and technology
Advising businesses on measures to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the facility
Supervising teams of staff across different divisions
Ensuring that basic facilities are well-maintained and conducting proactive maintenance
Dealing with emergencies as they arise
Ensuring that facilities meet compliance standards and government regulations
Planning for the future by forecasting the facility’s upcoming needs and requirements
Overseeing any renovations, refurbishments and building projects
Helping with office relocations
Drafting maintenance reports
Registered Facilities Manager ™ RFM
AAPM Global Board of Standards issues the gold standard Registered Facilities Manager ™ Certification
The Registered Facilities Manager ™ RFM credential is a professional gold standard certification that demonstrates the attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge in facilities management, professional practice, and ethical behavior. It forms the basis of the assessment that applicants must pass to gain Registered Facilities Manager status and inclusion in the Register of The American Academy of Project Management® Certified / Chartered Professional. Individuals with several years of experience in facilities management will benefit from this certification. A Guide book “The Registered Facilities Manager” shall assist candidates to pass in the RFM examination besides providing a valuable source of reference for a facilities manager to excel toward becoming an accredited Registered Facilities Manager. Take the challenges ahead with AAPM gold standard Registered Facilities Manager ™ certification.
Use the post nominal after your name: J. Fischer, RFM Fellow AAPM
Study method: Self-paced learning style with the aid of a Guide book.
Requirements: i) Those with either a facility management Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and must have three years of facilities management experience to qualify ii) Pass the Registered Facilities Manager ™ examination
HOW TO APPLY: To qualify for the Registered Facilities Manager™ certification, you need to complete the following steps:
Complete the Mandatory Candidate Information (MCI)
Complete the payment upon receipt of the invoice
Take the exam when you’re ready
Examination: email to request the examination questions when you are ready to take the exam. Examination comprised of 50 questions; Passing grade is 70%.
Course fee: Includes Registered Facilities Manager™ certificate, membership certificate, examination, and shipping.
Mandatory Candidate Information : please include the Title of the Certification Course that you wish to apply in the subject line when submitting the following information and attach a latest copy of your C.V. email to email@example.com
1) Full Name: 2) Shipping Address: 3) Name on Certificate: 4) Mobile number:
The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT ® is the first graduate global Board of Standards for project management industry professionals to earn Accreditation under the TUV-OE European Standards for ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 29990 Certification. AAPM is also a chartered member of the CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation – International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG) Memorandum of Affiliation is designed to engage quality assurance and accrediting organizations in a shared effort to affirm and promote fundamental principles for higher education quality.
Who is eligible to apply: Individual with experience in facilities management.
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