The U.S. Federal Government is the largest property owner in the world. Taxpayer investment in federal facilities must be protected and leveraged through cost savings, estimated at $2 billion anually, by maximizing building performance. To face this challenge, the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) was enacted in 2010 to stress the importance of training in the implementation of industry best practices and life cycle operations and management.

Advance Your Career and Improve Building Performance with FBPTA

FBPTA requires all federal personnel providing building operations and maintenance services to demonstrate competencies necessary to effectively operate government facilities. This requirement promotes and justifies long-term career development and continual professional development training.

GSA highly recommends that all personnel pursue education leading to an industry credential or certification to provide a common frame of reference and guarantee an industry-acknowledged standard of professionalism and credibility.

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The ProFM Credential Program Provides Top Value in FBPTA Training

The ProFM Credential Program is one of the most up-to-date and aligned training programs with 147 of 205 FBPTA performance criteria covered. The FBPTA standards were a key input in the design of this program.

Achieve FPBTA Compliance with the ProFM Credential Program

  • Complete training and credential program including reading materials, online study tools, and final assessment.
  • Easy implementation for individuals or groups via self-study materials or instructor-led courses.
  • Aligned with FBPTA and ISO 41000 standards.
  • Suitable for facility professionals at any career stage.
  • Delivers best practices, practical knowledge, and strategic business skills.

“ From the beginning, the FBPTA standards were a key input for the ProFM Credential Program because of their detailed definition of the requirements of facility managers, applicable not only in the U.S. but also around the world. Our goal is for all facility professionals to have the right knowledge and skills to tackle anything thrown their way.”

- Stormy Friday, ProFMI Commission Member Chair

Knowledge & Skills That Align with FBPTA

The ProFM Credential Program teaches the 19 functional FM knowledge areas and five cross functional competencies defined by the ProFM Body of Knowledge.

This body of knowledge was developed with FBPTA and ISO 41000 as key inputs as well as feedback collected from more than 3,300 facility professionals spanning 93 countries.

Learn more about achieving FBPTA compliance with a ProFM training program.

Contact Beth Fasching at bethf@profmi.org or 651-905-2608.