Become a Pro
ConnexFM’s partnership with ProFMI offers major benefits to facilities professionals.
Agility and knowledge of a breadth of subjects are requirements for any facilities manager. From current technologies and trends to ISO standards and best practices, the education required to stay up to date on these issues can be burdensome. While there’s a wide number of one-off education courses, webinars and white papers on individual topics, wouldn’t it be easier to learn about all FM standards and practices in one comprehensive program? That’s why ConnexFM began its partnership with ProFMI in 2019 — to bring thoroughness and simplicity to FM education through the ProFM credential.
“Today’s facilities professionals require knowledge and skills that go beyond traditional facilities management to manage large capital budgets, satisfy the needs of building occupants and support the strategic goals of the organization,” said Randy Olson, VP of Global Business Development at ProFMI. “However, FM staff are entering the profession from diverse backgrounds and often have no facilities training, leaving many to learn by trial and error. Employers can fill those knowledge gaps with the ProFM credential.”
The benefits of the program for organizations are numerous, including:
Overcoming knowledge gaps created by retirement
Having your team all speak the same “language” and share a fundamental understanding of all FM concepts
Showing clients and prospects that your team has met a global standard of knowledge and skill, and is dedicated to excellence
Helping organizations retain top talent and minimizing the need for external recruitment
Increasing efficiency and job performance, saving time and money
Find out more about the ProFM Credential at go.connex.fm/credentials.
Christopher Schmitz, Facilities Manager, T-Mobile
Guy Green, Facilities Manager, T-Mobile
Natalie Coleman, Facilities Manager, T-Mobile
Kevin Lloyd, Field Brand Project Manager, Extra Space Storage
Josh Ludington, Facility Service Manager, Extra Space Storage
FM Training: By the Numbers
According to ProFMI’s 2021 FM Training Outlook Survey:
79% of FMs say FM training and credentials result in better job performance.
According to FMs, the top 3 benefits of FM training and credentials are:
Better job performance
Addressing the FM skills gap
72% of managers say a credential or qualification is an influential factor in hiring or promoting FM staff.
Industry training data says that every $1 invested in training returns a minimum of $5 to the organization.