Self-Study Program

Earn the ProFM Credential at Your Own Pace, Where and When it’s Convenient for You.

The Self-Study program allows you to prepare and earn the ProFMTM credential anytime, anywhere with online reading materials, interactive online study tools, and the online ProFM final assessment. You have the freedom to structure your credential goals around your busy or unpredictable schedule.

The Self-Study Program May be Your Perfect Fit if You:

  • Have a very busy and/or unpredictable schedule and can’t commit to attending classes.
  • Prefer to prepare on your own, at your own pace.
  • Have the commitment and drive to stay on track with your studies.

Self-Study Program Overview

Includes: Online reading materials (printed versions also available), online study tools and online final assessment

Online Access Period: 12 months

Cost: US$1695 (plus applicable taxes) Pre-order and save US$100 until March 2!

Printed reading materials may be added for US$50 (plus shipping & applicable taxes)

What’s Included in the Self-Study Program?


  • Five reading modules teach the entire ProFM Body of Knowledge;
    Module 1: Competencies for Facility Professionals
    Module 2: Asset Management
    Module 3: Risk Management
    Module 4: Business Management
    Module 5: Operations & Maintenance
  • Convenient online format allows you to study whenever your schedule allows (12 month access period)
  • Printed books are also available for an additional US$50 (plus shipping and taxes)


Mobile-optimized online study tools, available for 12 months, will help you develop a personalized study plan, apply and test your comprehension of the ProFM Body of Knowledge topics.

  • Pre-test – Evaluate your initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness
  • SmartStudy – Build a customized study plan using your pre-test results to target your most challenging topics and optimize your preparation time
  • Section quizzes – After reading each section, test your comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts
  • Flashcards – Review key facility management terms and definitions
  • Progress Report – Track your activities and scores
  • Resource Center – Access additional FM resources, feedback links and more
  • Online Access Period – 12 months from date of purchase


  • Two-part online final assessment:
    • Part 1: Knowledge Exam – Designed to measure your breadth of knowledge in the FM profession, based on the 19 functional knowledge areas and five (5) cross-functional competencies of the ProFM Body of Knowledge.
      • 75 multiple-choice questions
      • 120 minute time limit
    • Part 2: Application Exam – Designed to test your ability to apply your skills to real-world scenarios that you may encounter in your work. Questions focus on reviewing and critically analyzing different situations to best apply the ProFM knowledge and competencies.
      • 50 multiple-choice questions
      • 120 minute time limit
  • Complete on your own device, at a convenient time and place
  • Assessment may be repeated at no additional fee until you pass with a score of 70% or higher (within your 12 month access period)
  • Submit your final results online to receive your official certificate