Here’s where you can find out what the options are for someone exploring a career in facilities maintenance:
SMRP is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners, with a mission to serve leaders and advancing Reliability and Physical Asset Management. We provide value for individual practitioners as well as companies practicing and sustaining Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) best practices.
Building Operator Certification (BOC®)
Building Operator Certification (BOC®) is a nationally recognized, competency-based training and certification program that offers facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Operator certification helps protect human health and the environment by establishing minimum professional standards for the operation and maintenance of public water systems. This EPA website links to state requirements and training opportunities for drinking water facility operators.
PMI is a not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than 650,000 members and credential holders in more than 185 countries. PMI has an extensive research program and offers professional development opportunities and credentials that are globally recognized.
NIBI offers home inspection training, Home Inspector certification, Home Inspection software, environmental testing and inspection courses and continuing education for experienced home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
CMI is a professional society focused on education, training and career improvement for commercial cleaning professionals. Since 1964, CMI has been helping frontline custodians, supervisors and custodial trainers to achieve their career goals and reach their potential. Our network of Master Trainers brings decades of real world experience to your cleaning operation.
BOMI International educational programs for property and facility professionals include the Real Property Administrator (RPA® designation), the Facilities Management Administrator (FMA® designation), the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA® designation), and the Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT® designation).
AFE is a professional organization of 5,000 memberswho ensure the optimal operation of plants, grounds and offices at Fortune 500 manufacturers, universities, medical centers, government agencies and innovative small firms from around the world. Take a look at this interview with Laurence Gration, AFE's CEO as he discusses Certification for Career Advancement
APPA (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators) is an international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities, APPA represents more than 1,500 learning institutions serving over 4,700 serving educational facilities professionals.