Playing the “Green” Card – How to Make Green = Green in Facilities…

It doesn’t matter if you are a tree burner, tree hugger, or anything in between.  If your organization says “green” or sustainability is important to them, then it is important to you.  Does that mean you begrudgingly implement such programs?  No, rather leverage those corporate goals and objectives to solicit the resources you need to […]

Join us in Oklahoma City for IFMA’s FMP & CFM classes starting this June!

Want to Expand Your Knowledge and Grow Your Career?  Earn one of the most sought-after credentials in the facility industry – IFMA’s FMP and CFM…  Did you know? 79% of organizations prefer or require an IFMA credential when hiring, promoting, or making salary decisions about FM professionals 74% of employers feel that the overall reputation […]

Do you work in or support the Federal Sector? Then you’ll want to read this…

Do you work in or support the Federal Sector?  Have you earned your FMP or CFM yet?  If not, then you will want to read this…  If you don’t work in the Federal sector, why should you care?  The Federal government is the largest property owner and tenant in the United States – thus from […]

Are facility management credentials worth it?

Are you trying to enter or grow your career in the facility industry?  Do you want to gain more respect as a “facility professional”?  Looking to make more money?  Are you just trying to shake the stigma of “glorified janitor”?  If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, then you will want to read […]

Implementing a Robust Maintenance Program

In our daily reactive firefighting, it is easy to get lost in the smoke.  We don’t realize how much of our time is spent spinning our wheels and the negative impact it has on our staff, our reputation, and the bottom line.  It is imperative that we take a step back and pull ourselves out […]

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