Education

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 MONISA (MJ) GOMATHI

MJ Gomathi

 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.


Upcoming Classes:

Facility Management Professional
Facility Management
Professional
Credential Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA- FMP Series

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

 Check back in 2021 for our next series.

MEMBERS Full Series
$1800
Full Series- Has Materials
$400
Individual Courses
$500 each
NON-MEMBERS Full Series
$2000
Full Series- Has Materials
$600
Individual Courses
$550 each


 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.
     
virtual sfp

 Joint Chapter Virtual SFP Series

 

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 CFM
Certified Facility Manager

CFM Exam Prep Workshop

Check back in 2021 for our next Workshop

Members $100
Non-Members $150

CFM Exam Prep Workshop

Review the overall methodology of the CFM Exam and practice applying FM knowledge and critical thinking skills in a competency-based exam through practice exam questions. Participants are expected to have the necessary knowledge of the 11 competencies tested on the CFM Exam. This workshop is focused on exam strategies and does not include knowledge-based instruction explicitly covering the competencies.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to use the tools that can lead to success on the CFM Exam.
  • Understand the overall concept of the exam and focus on the methodology of the exam.
  • Learn to apply critical thinking skills and discuss the rationales used.

Workshop Benefits:

  • Review the overall methodology of the exam and practice applying FM knowledge in a competency-based exam.
  • Practice applying critical thinking skills and discuss the rationales used in practice exam questions.
  • Review exam-taking skills and strategies may lead to success on the CFM Exam.
  • Learn from CFM instructors who have been trained to share their knowledge and valuable experience.

 Instructor:
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.

ASU/OSHA

 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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