The Learning and Development division of Workforce Management can’t provide you with all the training you need and want to develop your individual careers — it’s impractical and impossible when there’s organizations and schools and websites that have staffs of thousands with the most up-to-the-minute technology and information.

Oh, we’ll provide you some of the training.   But what we can really provide you is the resources to help you find what you need and the motivation to pursue it.

Did you know that you can obtain a degree or advanced degree in Facility Management?  Find a place to recruit or a community & technical college to hone your skills through our Colleges & Universities Resource page.

How about the Government’s Facility Management Institute?  Or Organizations of others engaged in facilities maintenance?

We have a lot of work to do on this web site and welcome your input.

Meantime take a look at the our Compliance links and see if we missed any Reference Materials you have found useful.  Help your colleagues by leaving your ideas using the Reply box at the bottom of each page.


 Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals  (SMRP)
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.
Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) provides a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 8000 environmental professionals in 65 countries.
American Public Works Association (APWA)
The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. Working together, APWA and its membership contribute to a higher and sustainable quality of life.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.
American Traffic Safety Services Association
Over 1,600 American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) members provide the majority of features, services and devices used to make our nation's roadways safer. These include pavement markings, road signs, work zone traffic control devices, guardrail, and other roadside safety features.
American Water Works Association
The American Water Works Association is an international nonprofit educational association dedicated to safe water. Founded in 1881 as a forum for water professionals to share information and learn from each other for the common good, AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy for improving the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.
American Wood Protection Association
The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA, formerly the American Wood Preservers' Association) is a non-profit organization responsible for promulgating voluntary wood preservation standards. AWPA Standards are developed by its technical committees in an ANSI-accredited, consensus-based process that involves individuals from all facets of wood preservation.
Association for Facility Engineering (AFE)
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
Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA)
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.
Building Operator Certification (BOC®)

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.
Building Owners and Managers Association International
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).
Cleaning Management Institute
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.
Drinking Water Operator Certification (EPA)
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.
EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (EPP)
EPP helps the federal government to "buy green," find and evaluate information about green products and services, identify federal green buying requirements, calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices, and manage green purchasing processes.
Facility Management Studies, National Research Council
The Federal Facilities Council (FFC) identifies and advances technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their life-cycles, from programming to disposal and cover aspects of facilities design, construction, operations, renewal, and management.
FedCenter.gov
FedCenter.gov, the Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship and Compliance Assistance Center, is the Federal government's home for comprehensive environmental stewardship and compliance assistance information.
Historic Preservation Reference Material
Ever wonder what kind of bathroom fixtures were common in homes in the 1920's? Or perhaps you need to replace a fence around an Edwardian period estate?  These resources and hundreds more are available thanks to the APTI (Association for Preservation Technology International) providing the Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL).  
International Maintenance Institute (IMI)
The International Maintenance Institute (IMI) is a goal-driven organization made up of decision making maintenance leaders as well as related sales and service professionals - all dedicated to keeping a nation's infrastructure operating smoothly.
Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention Project (JP4)
Each year about six out of every hundred professional janitors are injured by the chemicals that they use. This resource is part of a national network of EPA funded regional information centers that provide timely, accurate and useful information and resources on pollution prevention.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, and public service. As women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, in 1953 the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network.
National Center on Accessibility
The National Center on Accessibility promotes access and inclusion for people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. Among people with disabilities, recreation and active leisure pursuits are vital for rehabilitation from illness or injury, prevention of disease, longevity and improved quality of life.
National Environmental Services Center
The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) helps small, rural communities with their drinking water, wastewater, environmental training, infrastructure resilience, and utility management needs--leading them to solutions to the problems they face.
National Institute of Building Inspectors
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.
National Institute of Building Sciences
The National Institute of Building Sciences focuses on the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry. It supports advances in building sciences and technologies for the purpose of improving the performance of our nation's buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources.
Preservation Trades Network
PTN provides educational resources, offers events and workshops, supports existing trades education programs, and provides a network for people in the traditional trades.  PTN is committed to recognizing the masters of the trades, and creating opportunities for the next generation of tradespeople.
Project Management Institute
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.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent 501(c)(3) think-and-do tank specializing in radical resource efficiency, especially via integrative design. We drive progress chiefly by transforming design, identifying and busting barriers, and spreading innovation.
The Green Building Information Gateway
GBIG is a global innovation platform for exploring and comparing the green dimensions of the built environment. GBIG is the premier search engine for green building data, providing insights that enable better buildings and communities.
Timber Framers Guild
The Timber Framers Guild is dedicated to establishing training programs for professional and beginning timber framers, disseminating information about timber framing and timber frame building design, displaying the art of timber framing to the public, and generally serving as a center of timber framing information for the professional and general public alike.
Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG)
WBDG is a portal to building-related design guidance, criteria and technology on traditional professional disciplines, project management, and operational and maintenance topics.