Test-Taking Tips

The below tips are ones that I have given to folks preparing for IFMA’s FMP & CFM tests and the Building Operator Certification (BOC).  However, these tips would be useful to any test you may take. Link to Test-Taking Tips. Provided by John Rimer, CFM of FM360 Consulting and Facility University

Test-Taking Tips

Below are a few test-taking tips that are applicable to most tests in the industry.  I hope these help you in pursuing any related credentials and/or certifications. •Watch for EXTREME words (e.g. always, never, most, all, etc.) •Identify KEY WORDS that describe and color the question/answer •Pick the “Better” of the two; may not necessarily […]

IFMA’s FMP Project Management – Kansas City, KS – September 29th-30th

Course Overview: This course is designed to cover Project Management, one of the four modules needed for the FMP designation. Course Duration:  2 days, 8:30 am – 5 pm   Instructor:  John Rimer, CFM, – Founder & President of Facility University (facilityu.com) and FM360 Consulting.  John has over 17 years’ facility management experience in a variety of capacities […]

IFMA’s CFM Exam Prep Course – September 27th – St. Louis, MO

Offered by the St.Louis Chapter of IFMA at little to no cost to IFMA members. Contact FacilityU to learn more and to register.

IFMA’s CFM Exam Prep Course – August 18th – Spokane, WA – For only $159

Offered through Northern Rockies Chapter of IFMA. Click here to learn more. Instructor: John Rimer, CFM

IFMA’s CFM Exam Prep Course – August 6th – Boise, Idaho – For only $59

Offered through Northern Rockies Chapter of IFMA. Click here to learn more. Instructor: John Rimer, CFM

IFMA’s FMP – Project Management – August 11th & 12th in Spokane

Offered through Northern Rockies Chapter of IFMA. Click here to learn more. Instructor: John Rimer, CFM

IFMA’s FMP – Finance & Business Essentials – August 4th & 5th in Boise – Only $395

Offered through Northern Rockies Chapter of IFMA. Click here to learn more. Instructor: John Rimer, CFM

From Boiler Room to Board Room by Brad Howlett, CFM

glorified janitor

Let’s face it—the facilities management industry has been undervalued since buildings became more than shells.  While facilities specialists and operators realize this, usually top brass does not.  Buildings are believed to be static, boring, and simple, so why should they pay a business manager to run the facilities department when any ol’ janitor will do? […]

No More Firefighting – Planning for Success with a Capital Replacement Program

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  Published in the July/August 2014 issue of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ), this article discusses the need for a Capital Replacement Program and provides simple steps on how to implement one.  Follow this link to read more: No More Firefighting Sign-up for the FM360 Newsletter…