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Facility & Risk Management

Facility Management Courses

Show employers you are credentialed for this industry’s unique challenges

Facility managers are responsible for managing a number of details that affect an organization's physical structures and grounds, their safety, security and maintenance, and their day-to-day operations. To do your job effectively and increase the level of productivity in your department, you'll need the in-depth knowledge provided in our online facility management courses.

Courses include an enhanced curriculum, so you can focus on the competencies essential to your day-to-day operations and earn the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential. This powerful credential verifies to future employers that you're ready for the unique challenges of the profession.  

Facility managers at every level can benefit from the online courses offered, as can those in adjacent professions.

  • Early-to mid-career facility management practitioners seeking enhanced knowledge and skills
  • 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

Risk Management Courses

Prepare for In Demand Industry Certifications.

RIMS is a global not-for-profit committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. They bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to their membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries.

The RIMS-CRMP credential holds official accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (AN​SI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2012, which makes it the only risk management certification in the world to hold accredited status.​

Complete the RIMS-CRMP-FED Preparatory Course to fulfill the education requirement of sitting for the certification exam.

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Prepare for In Demand Industry Certifications (Optional)

The IFMA works to advance their collective knowledge, value, and growth so facility management professionals can perform at their highest levels. They're the world's largest and most widely recognized association for facility management professionals, supporting over 20,000 members in more than 100 countries to help them advance through career development, learning, networking opportunities, and leadership skills.

You can demonstrate your skill and knowledge of current best practices to employers by earning IFMA's FMP credential. To earn the FMP credential, you'll complete the Facility Management Training, which consists of four courses. After each course, you'll take a final assessment that's comprised of 50 questions. Once all four assessments have been completed successfully, you'll submit your FMP application and fee to IFMA for them to officially award you the credential.

Whether you apply for a position or promotion in the field, or just plan to do business with a facility manager, having the letters “FMP” after your name demonstrates your level of professionalism and provides a level of confidence in your performance.

Explore Facility & Risk Management Courses

Prepare for excellence and career advancement as you build skill sets in the many areas of facility management. Choose the programs below that are most beneficial to your position right now and take a look at others that may help you move up in your career. 

Choose Your Level of Learning

George Mason offers different ways to learn new skill sets that enhance your current role and help you step into new career opportunities. 

  • Individual courses focus on a specific set of skills or industry knowledge and can vary widely in terms of contact hours. You can spend a week completing a course, or more than a year.  
  • Immersive courses typically take a minimum of 25 contact hours to complete but can take as many as 60. When you complete an immersive course, you'll receive a digital badge that easily verifies a set of skills you achieved to future employers.

This immersive program readies you to earn the IFMA's FMP® credential. IFMA is an ANSI-Accredited Certificate Issuer - Accreditation #1057. IFMA is accredited to issue the FMP Certificate to those successfully completing the FMP Certificate Program by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ANSI/ASTM E2659-18.

Strengthen Your Career Opportunities

Courses in our facility management program are designed to enhance and promote your career.

Facility managers oversee the care of a company's buildings and their grounds as well as equipment and supplies. Your responsibilities span departments including operations and maintenance and include planning and managing projects. 

As a facility manager, you'll make recommendations to, and oversee projects that, improve efficiency or meet regulations and environmental, health, and security standards. You'll continually monitor facilities and direct staff to ensure grounds and equipment are safe, secure, and well maintained. 

Facility managers earn a median income of $98,890 a year and have an expected job growth rate of 9% from 2020-2030.1


Corporate Training in Facility & Risk Management

As the largest public research university in Virginia, we keep our finger on the pulse of skills gaps across industries. Those who work in facility or risk management face ever-changing responsibilities and challenges and benefit from regular updates. To help you attract and retain top talent, and get employees the skill sets you need them to have quickly, we offer group training opportunities.

To discover more about how we can bring facility or risk management training to your team, complete the form below and we will contact you: