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Villanova University in partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), offers the IFMA (SFP) Credential Program in a new interactive classroom setting.
This course qualifies for LEED continuing education. United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved the IFMA SFP Credential Program for Credential Maintenance. This is great news for LEED® Professionals who can now earn the SFP credential and 70 general CE hours when they successfully complete the SFP program! See below for details.
The course is $2500.00 and includes IFMA SFP® Credential Program materials, and final SFP® assessments. Please note that a computer is required to complete the online assessments.
The IFMA SFP Credential Program will provide you with the tools to assist you and enhance your sustainability knowledge and earn the SFP credential in one complete program. Courses are led by experienced, certified instructors who are leaders and teachers in the field of sustainability and are committed to this goal.
This comprehensive program combines printed and/or electronic reading materials with interactive online study tools and online SFP final assessments. Study materials include:
IFMA’s SFP credential is unlike any other credential program. Sustainability is broader and more significant than complying with a building rating system; it is a commitment to improving the facility’s impact on the environment and people—not just at one point in time, but continually. This program reflects Villanova’s commitment to sustainability in certifying professionals around the Delaware Valley and beyond.
USGBC has approved the IFMA SFP Credential Program for Credential Maintenance. This is great news for LEED®Professionals who can now earn the SFP credential and 70 general CE hours when they successfully complete the SFP program!
For more information about USGBC LEED Credential Maintenance, visit http://www.usgbc.org/leed/credentials#maintaining.
The program consists of three focus areas designed to help facilities management professionals integrate sustainability efforts with the organization’s values and strategies, present a business case for a sustainability initiative, evaluate initiatives from a financial point of view and track and report accomplishments.
Focus Area 1: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management - This section summarizes key concepts related to sustainable facility management from the organizational level and illustrates linkages and actions facility managers must take into consideration in order to make the business case for sustainability in their own facilities.
Focus Area 2: Managing Sustainable Facilities - This section looks in depth at the process of aligning a facility’s sustainability plan with an organization’s vision, strategic goals and policies. It takes the same strategies promoted in an SFP’s business case for sustainability within the organization, and provides the details behind the plans to prepare for, lead and implement those changes.
Focus Area 3: Operating Sustainable Facilities – This section looks at ways in which SFP’s can operate their facilities in a more sustainable manner through changes in building equipment and technology as well as changes in operations and maintenance procedures. Focus area 3 is organized around the eight major categories of sustainable facility management—energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste and site impact—from inputs, through facility processes, to outputs.
Complete the three online SFP final assessments with a passing score of 75% or higher. Submit your SFP application (with application fee) to IFMA to validate your SFP credential.
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