Lee Cowan
Lee Cowan,
Arizona State University
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 Your Education Committee recognizes that as facilities professionals it is critical that we continually sharpen our skills through professional development. With this in mind, we will continue to provide programs and training opportunities to help you enhance your skills and awareness in preparation for the challenges your jobs provide today and in the future. As you will see, we continue to offer classes that reflect changes that impact our industry. As always, we welcome your suggestions.

CFM News:
Beginning January 1, 2018, CFMs will have four (4) categories of activities to select from. Upon renewal, CFMs will need to have three (3) activities from a minimum of two categories for a total of six (6) renewal activities. The Recertification Form in CAMP and the Certification Maintenance Worksheet will reflect these changes in January 2018.

CFMs are encouraged to enter renewal points into CAMP as they are earned.

Download the new CFM Certification Maintenance Worksheet here:  document download


Upcoming Classes:

Facility Management Professional
Facility Management
Credential Program

Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA- FMP Series

The knowledge-based Facility Management Professional credential will help accelerate your transition into the profession.

 2019 FMP class dates:

Finance & Business- March 14 & 15
Operations & Maintenance- April 18 & 19
Project Management- June 6 & 7
Leadership & Strategy- July 18 & 19

MEMBERS Full Series
Full Series- Has Materials
Individual Courses
$500 each
Full Series- Has Materials
Individual Courses
$550 each

Classes are held at Sundt Construction Headquarters
2620 S. 55th St.
Tempe, AZ  85282

Purchase the Full Series Here
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For individual class purchases go the EVENTS Page

 The Greater Phoenix Chapter offers an instrucor led FMP series each year.  There are four classes in the series instructed by Patrick H. Okamura, CFM, SFP, FMP, CSS, CIAQM, REM, LEED AP BD+C, IFMA Fellow

Patrick has been involved in the facility management profession for more than 34 years, and is currently a facility manager for CBRE Phoenix, Arizona. Patrick has been a certified IFMA instructor for over 10 years and has instructed IFMA courses throughout the US. Patrick is the current ESH Council President and a member of the International Credentials Commission and numerous IFMA committees, tasks forces and involvement groups.

Who Should Become an FMP?

IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential that will help to accelerate an FM's transition into the profession and demonstrate a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management. It is ideal for:

  • Facility management practitioners looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the foundational FM topics deemed critical by employers.
  • Individuals who are transitioning into the FM profession.
  • Related-industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs.
  • LEED professionals seeking continuing education hours.
  • Federal employees and contractors looking to comply with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).
  • Experienced FMs intending to pursue the CFM credential.
Certified Facility Manager

 CFM Workshop Plus
California Central Coast Chapter

May 22-24
Santa Barbara, CA

Instructed by Phyllis Meng, CFM , SFP, IFMA Fellow





APS Training Classes

Perfect for those who make energy efficiency decisions for their company.

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 Western OSHA Education Center at ASU

Interested in Safety Training?
ASU is the home to the Western OSHA education center. The Charter for the center is to provide OSHA trainer classes and the required period updates.  Additionally we offer many other classes focused on specific areas.

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Education News:


ASU offers both in person FMP classes as well as an online virtual classroom option.


FM Master's Program

The ASU FM grad program is truly an outstanding program. We believe all FM's should take advantage of the classes regardless if you are pursuing a Master's degree or just want to take selective courses for unique needs or to update your skills. Our committee is dedicated to making available quality programs that will help to further develop the skills and awareness of our member which are so essential in today's complex environment.

The Education Committee is very excited to announce the development of bringing higher education to Chapter members. The Del E. Webb School of Construction (DEWSC) Masters of Science in Construction with a councentration in Facility Management is a 30 hour program. The curriculum for the program entails 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of oriented Thesis research. This is a self-paced program that can be completed in less than 2 years. Most courses meet once a week in the evenings. Next year, some courses will be available for completion online.

It's not too late to apply and the online application makes it easy and quick. Please download and review the program details and application procedures before starting the online application.



For additional information please contact:
Sylvia Romero • 480.965.1252 • [email protected]

We are proud to offer these programs and do hope you will take advantage of them.