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BOMI International - Resource for Facility Managers


1 Park Place
Suite 475
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: 410/974-1410 or 800/235-BOMI
Fax: 410/974-1935
E-Mail: service@bomi.org
URL: www.bomi.org

Who We Are
BOMI International is the leading provider of commercial real estate and facilities education awarding industry standard professional designations and training. Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that enhance individual performance and add value to organizations in the building and facilities management industry.


RPA (Real Property Administrator) 
-for third party and commercial property managers

Course topics include:

  • Building Design
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Commercial Property Law
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing, Leasing, Budgeting, Accounting
  • Asset Management

What they learn:

  • Lowering operating costs
  • Plan proactively with knowledge of regulations, maintenance and project development
  • Financials to control cost and track spending patterns

FMA (Facilities Management Administrator)
-for all levels of facilities management professionals

Course topics include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Facilities Technologies
  • Finance & Investment
  • Environmental Health
  • Safety Issues

What they learn:

  • Energy saving knowledge and planning skills
  • Property protection
  • Budget control with planning principals and corporate finance & investment
  • Staff leadership
  • Stability in property life cycle with conceptualization on R.O.I.
  • Maximize productivity

SMA (Systems Maintenance Administrator)
-for systems professionals who want to develop advanced knowledge and management skills

Course topics include:

  • Administration
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Safety Issues & Regulations

What they learn:

  • Reduced risks in facilities and operation systems
  • Cost control for HVAC and energy saving
  • Understand buildings design, codes, systems, floors and maintenance
  • Updates on regulations
  • Technology of all operating systems

SMT (Systems Maintenance Technician)
-for technicians needing increased efficiency and lowering operating costs

Course topics Include:

  • All major building operating systems
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Overall control systems

What they learn:

  • Reduced risks in facilities and operation systems
  • Cost control for HVAC and energy saving
  • Understand building design, codes, systems, floors and maintenance
  • Updated regulations
  • Technology of all operating systems

Additional programs

3-3-3 Certificate Program
3 Classes, 3 Months, 3 Certificates

Certificates Include:

  • FMC: Facilities Management Certificate
  • PAC: Property Administrator Certificate
  • SMC: Building Systems Maintenance Certificate

Key Benefits of the 3-3-3:

  • Professional certification from a respected industry leader
  • Improve your knowledge and job skills
  • Transition into a new career
  • Earn a promotion
  • Jump start into a designation certificate
  • Increase knowledge and prestige in 3 months

MFE (Master Facility Executive Program)
-6 web based seminars for middle and upper level management professionals to expand their business knowledge and create opportunities for career growth

Topics for this program:

  • Lead & They Will Follow
  • Creating Your Own Executive Brand
  • Positioning the Organization
  • Think Like a CEO
  • The Business of the Bottom Line
  • The Art of Negotiations

What they will learn:

  • Finance
  • Branding
  • Negotiation
  • Positioning
  • Analyze and evaluate complex issues
  • Achieve a leadership role
  • Align facility plans with business and profit goals

Professional Development

Competency Credits
Allow students the option to submit applicable experience & education to gain additional credits towards a professional designation.

Terms of applicable experience:

  • Experience comes from “on the job” and/or previous education
  • Students can receive up to three courses each in the RPA and FMA programs and up to two SMT and one SMA course unless otherwise noted.

Students can apply for competency in three ways:


  • Process of application for course credit by applying specific academic courses from accredited colleges and universities an/or completion of certain training programs
  • Must be within the past 7 years
  • Must have at least ‘C” passing grade in each applicable course


  • Combination of professional and education experience to gain credits toward designation
  • Education must be completed within the past 7 years
  • Must have 3 references
  • Competency by Review will not be awarded to any student that has previously registered for the course.


  • Student is given credit for a group of BOMI International courses based on academic & professional achievement.

Key benefits to the student:

  • Shorter time to complete the designation
  • Can apply and make use of existing knowledge and experience for career advancement speed

Continuing Professional Designation Requirement (CPD)

Designation graduates who want to keep their status current must have 18 CPD points every 3 years.

Ways to earn their 18 points can include:

  • BOMI classes (worth 18 points)
  • “Ethics is Good Business” short course (6 points)
  • BOMI webcasts (1 point per hour)
  • Current / Active Real Estate license & renewals (for most US states)
  • Course credits
  • Industry Experience; publish an article in a national journal, presenting a paper
  • Trade association membership
  • Board committee membership
  • Serve as an Instructor or Technical Reviewer

Why CPD is important to students:

  • Keeps knowledge current
  • Provides evidence of their commitment to professional development
  • Exposure to new technologies

Continuing Education Credits (CEU)
Licensed real estate agents are able to complete their continuing education requirement by taking BOMI International courses

Applies to:

  • State Real Estate Sales
  • Brokers
  • Appraiser License

College credit 
BOMI International’s U.S. designation courses can earn college credit as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service

Key benefits for students:

BOMI courses can benefit students financially and in their schedule allowing them to earn a college degree and a BOMI professional designation

Delivery Methods

21 courses: (w/exams)

  • Print production
  • Online production
  • Instructor manuals (print production)
  • Webcast seminars
  • Mini-courses and compliance training
  • Online course self assessment
  • Reference books
  • Custom products (we can instruct on site or at a mutually agreeable site chosen by the customer, and include training on customer company specific information as well as training established and created by BOMI)