Body of Knowledge

24 Things Every FM Professional Should Know.

The foundation of the ProFM® credential is the ProFM Body of Knowledge, which defines the 19 functional FM knowledge areas and five cross-functional competencies required of today’s facility professionals. This body of knowledge is the result of an extensive 2017 research study led by ProFMI and the ProFMI Commission with input from over 3,300 professionals spanning 93 countries.

See the ProFM Body of Knowledge in Action.

Choose a video below and watch the ProFM Body of Knowledge come to life.

ProFM Body of Knowledge Video Topics

An Introduction to the
ProFM Body of Knowledge

Stormy Friday, MPA, Hon. FMA, IFMA Fellow
President, The Friday Group
Chair, ProFMI Commission

Asset Management in Action
for Today’s FMs

John Hajduk, ProFM
Vice President Facilities Services, Sodexo

Risk Management in Action
for Today’s FMs

Stan Mitchell
CEO, Key Facilities Management Intl.

Operations & Maintenance in Action
for Today’s FMs 

Caroline Horton
Facilities Associate, Prominent Asset Management Business

Business Management in Action
for Today’s FMs

Attilio (Leo) Somma, ProFM, MBA, CFM, SFP, FMP
Facility Complex Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Retired)

Cross-Functional Competencies
in Action for Today’s FMs

Stan Mitchell, Sharon Jaye, Terry Vergon, John Hajduk, Stormy Friday

Who Participated in the Body of Knowledge Research Study?

No one knows what it takes to be a facility professional better than those who live it every day. The ProFM Body of Knowledge survey, conducted in 2017, identified and validated the 24 competencies and knowledge areas.

Here’s a summary of all the facility professionals from around the world who helped define the ProFM Body of Knowledge.