BOMI International Board of Trustees Approves Course Competency for ProFM and LEED Credential Holders

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At its Spring meeting, the BOMI International Board of Trustees approved BOMI course competency credit for ProFM and LEED credential holders.

BOMI International is very proud of its longstanding history and reputation in the profession as a leader in the delivery and creation of comprehensive credentials in support of career and skills advancement

At its Spring meeting, the BOMI International Board of Trustees approved BOMI course competency credit for ProFM and LEED credential holders.

The commercial real estate and facility management industries place a high value on the variety of credentials available to professionals. In some areas, content between credentials can overlap. After a thorough review, BOMI International is recognizing credentials from the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI)™ and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to award competency for specific BOMI courses. ProFM™, LEED Green Associate, and LEED-AP credential holders can now take advantage of additional credit towards earning their FMA® and BOMI-HP® designations.

“BOMI International is very proud of its longstanding history and reputation in the profession as a leader in the delivery and creation of comprehensive credentials in support of career and skills advancement,” said Holly Bentley, Chief Learning Officer of BOMI International. “Our Board and leadership are very thoughtful when it comes to recognizing other organizations’ contributions to ensure that competency relationships meet our quality standards and maintain the integrity and credibility of our credentials. Based on a comprehensive review process, it has been determined that professionals who complete these experiences have met those standards.”

The ProFM credential is designed to provide modern, practical, and complete facility management knowledge and skills to facility professionals around the globe. Competency credit for the Fundamentals of Facilities Management course is granted to ProFM credential holders. Completion of the ProFM program also provides a strong advantage toward success in many of BOMI’s FMA® designation courses.

Professionals also receiving BOMI course competency are LEED credential holders. The LEED Green Associate exam measures general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects. The LEED-AP exams measure knowledge about green building, a specific LEED rating system, and the LEED certification process. Recipients of these credentials receive competency for BOMI International’s High-Performance Sustainable Building Principles course, an essential piece of the High-Performance Sustainable Buildings (BOMI-HP®) Designation program.

BOMI International Board of Trustee members George Denise and Trish Faidiga recently earned their BOMI-HP® credentials. “The BOMI-HP® designation provides an advantage in the commercial real estate industry,” said Faidiga, President of Advantage Building & Realty Services, LLC. LEED Credential holders who apply for competency will only need to complete the remaining two courses, High-Performance Sustainable Building Practices and High-Performance Sustainable Building Investments to earn their BOMI-HP® designation.

For additional information about BOMI International’s competency and transfer credit guidelines, please review the Competency Brochure, or visit http://www.bomi.org.

About BOMI International
BOMI International, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1970, provides critical education and expertise to industry personnel with property, facility, and building systems management responsibilities. As the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, BOMI International delivers courses, certificate programs, and industry-standard designations—Real Property Administrator (RPA®), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®), and the High-Performance Sustainable Building designation program (BOMI-HP®)—with a proven record of increasing job performance and company efficiency. More than 40,000 industry professionals hold one or more of BOMI International’s credential, and over 95,000 property and facility management professionals have turned to BOMI International for their continuing education, professional development, and staff training needs. To learn more, please visit http://www.bomi.org, call 1.800.235.BOMI (2664), or e-mail service@bomi.org.

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