Body of Knowledge
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 (2:34)
Stormy Friday, MPA, Hon. FMA, IFMA Fellow
President, The Friday Group
Chair, ProFMI Commission
Asset Management in Action
for Today’s FMs (4:59)
John Hajduk, ProFM
Vice President Facilities Services, Sodexo
Risk Management in Action
for Today’s FMs (5:56)
CEO, Key Facilities Management Intl.
Operations & Maintenance in Action
for Today’s FMs (4:28)
Facilities Associate, Prominent Asset Management Business
Business Management in Action
for Today’s FMs (4:17)
Attilio (Leo) Somma, ProFM, MBA, CFM, SFP, FMP
Facility Complex Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Retired)
in Action for Today’s FMs (3:51)
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.