It takes a community to enact real change. ProFM is the result of independent FM organizations and individuals coming together to elevate the facility management profession and advance the careers of facility professionals. Together, we envision, create, and deliver ProFM, the global standard for facility professionals.
The Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI) is committed to elevating the facility management industry and serving its professionals around the world. Formed in April 2017, ProFMI is a partnership between National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) and Holmes Corporation. ProFMI is guided by a voluntary group of industry thought leaders, the ProFMI Commission.
The ProFMI commission is comprised of 11 voluntary leaders, speaking for the market and representing the diversity of the FM profession. The ProFMI Commission works to define the required knowledge and competencies of all facility professionals, to validate these findings with ongoing market research, to create and deliver superior education, and to evaluate professionals against these standards with the ProFM credential.
More than 3,000 facility professionals from over 93 countries shared their experience and opinions on the knowledge, skills, and competencies expected of today’s facility professionals. This research helped define and solidify the ProFM Body of Knowledge. ProFMI will continue to gather input and feedback from FM professionals to ensure the ProFM credential remains current and relevant. ProFM is truly a community effort and we invite you to share your voice. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. #TransformFM
FM leaders, who represent employers of FM professionals around the globe and who are committed to elevating and uniting the profession, have been involved throughout the development of ProFM. As members of the ProFMI Commission, contributors to ongoing research, and members of the ProFMI corporate advisory board, these leaders see the need for an independent global standard and broad FM training to fill their team’s knowledge and skill gaps.
FM-focused educational, training and member organizations see a need and opportunity to unite around common standards to better serve all facility professionals around the world. These organizations are sharing their expertise and resources to create the standard and educate professionals.
Facility professionals around the globe have access to in-person or online ProFM courses offered by approved Education Partners. These partners provide a community of support for local facility professionals.
ProFM instructors are experienced facility professionals and educators who are committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and careers of working facility professionals. They teach the ProFM Body of Knowledge, while providing unique industry and geographic perspectives through in-person, online, and corporate training courses.