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 151 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.

FBPTA Alignment

FAQs

What is the objective of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA)?

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.

Who should comply 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.

Does ProFM provide complete FBPTA Training?

The ProFM Credential Program is one of the most up-to-date and aligned training programs with 120 the 146 FBPTA FM performance criteria covered. It is also the only FM credential program aligned with the FBPTA’s cybersecurity criteria. The FBPTA standards were a key input in the design of this program and the program continues to be updated to align more closely with FBPTA, ISO 41000 standards, and industry best practices.

What does the ProFM Credential Program offer for FBPTA Compliance?

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. The ProFM Credential Program is one of the most up-to-date and FBPTA-aligned training programs with 120 the 146 FBPTA FM performance criteria covered. Whether you’re looking for individual or team training, this program offers turnkey FBPTA-aligned training. It includes online reading materials, study tools, and final assessments to deliver best practices, practical knowledge, and strategic business skills.

Can ProFM help me develop the right skills to meet the requirements of FBPTA?

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. The ProFM Credential Program is one of the most up-to-date and FBPTA-aligned training programs, covering 120 the 146 FBPTA FM performance criteria. Whether you’re looking for individual or team training, this program offers turnkey FBPTA-aligned training. It includes online reading materials, study tools, and final assessments to deliver best practices, practical knowledge, and strategic business skills.

How long is the FBPTA Training?

Looking to comply with the US Federal Buildings Personnel Act? The ProFM Credential Program was designed with FBPTA as a key input and is one of the most aligned training programs available with 120 the 146 FBPTA FM performance criteria covered. Most learners can complete the ProFM Credential Program training in approximately 55 to 60 hours.

Do I need to get FBPTA Training first before applying for the job?

The FBPTA was enacted to ensure that teams, departments, and/or contractors demonstrate the required competencies as opposed to every individual. Therefore, you don’t need to seek FBPTA training before applying for a job. However, the training could be an advantage to you in your job search. According to the 2021 FM Training Outlook Survey, 72% of FM managers say a credential or qualification is an influential factor in hiring or promoting FM staff. The ProFM Credential Program was designed with FBPTA performance criteria as a key input, and earning the ProFM credential can be a great way to show prospective employers and clients that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle any FM challenge thrown your way.

Do promoted employees need to get FBPTA training?

It is up to the US agency/department to determine whether FBPTA training is required for individual staff members. However, this training could help you acheive your next career goal. According to the 2021 FM Training Outlook Survey, 72% of FM managers say a credential or qualification is an influential factor in hiring or promoting FM staff. The ProFM Credential Program was designed with FBPTA performance criteria as a key input, and earning the ProFM credential can be a great way to prove your value to your boss and organization as a whole.

Do contract positions requires FBPTA training?

The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) of 2010 requires all federal personnel and contractors providing building operations and maintenance services to demonstrate competencies necessary to effectively operate government facilities. It is important to note that each individual is not expected to demonstrate competency in all 205 performance criteria, but rather the competencies should be met by the team or department. The ProFM Credential Program was designed with FBPTA as a key input and is one of the most aligned training programs available with 120 the 146 FM performance criteria covered..