Villanova University's College of Professional Studies offers a Facilities Management Course, ideal for facility managers in any industry.

Professionals will be able to earn IFMA’s Facility Management Professional® (FMP®) credential upon successful completion of the four course assessments. The FMP® is the must-have credential for facility management (FM) professionals and industry suppliers looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers.

Value of the FMP® Credential

  • Gain a competitive advantage and improve your job performance through education and recognition.
  • Build practical skills you can apply to your job immediately, resulting in cost-savings and added value to your organization.
  • Learn from an accomplished professional in the facilities management industry.
  • Earn professional credibility and recognition from current and potential employers, clients, work teams and peers.
  • Earn LEED Maintenance CE credits: LEED Professionals can earn 60 general continuing education hours upon completion of the full FMP program or 15 hours per individual course.
  • Earn IFMA-issued CEUs.


Meet the Instructor
Kevin Phoenix, CFM is an engineering and facilities management professional and mentor with over 35 years of experience working with five global companies. He is qualified by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) to instruct both the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential courses. His career is currently dedicated to education and mentoring for individuals and companies looking to grow.



Fall 2024

September 9 - December 22

This program will run FULLY Online Monday and Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm.  


IFMA Member: $2,400
Non-Member: $2,500

September (7 Classes)

9/9, 9/11, 9/16, 9/18, 9/23, 9/25, 9/30 

October (7 classes)

10/2, 10/7, 10/9, 10/21, 10/23, 10/28, 10/30 

November (6 Classes)

11/4, 11/6, 11/11, 11/13, 11/18, 11/20

December (4 classes)

12/2, 12/4, 12/9, 12/11 (Exam due 12/22)




Operations and Maintenance

  • Introduction to Operations and Maintenance
  • Assess Facility Needs
  • Manage/Oversee Operations and Maintenance of Building, Systems and Equipment
  • Manage/Oversee Occupant Services
  • Select the Best Resources
  • Measure and Optimize Operations and Maintenance Performance

Project Management

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Define Projects
  • Plan Projects
  • Manage and Oversee Projects
  • Close Projects

Finance and Business

  • Finance and Business in the Facility Organization
  • Financial Management of the Facility Organization
  • Procurement in the Facility Organization
  • Contracts in the Facility Organization

Leadership and Strategy

  • Plan Strategically
  • Lead and Manage the Facility Organization
  • Provide Leadership to the Entire Organization

Who Should Become an FMP?

  • Facility management practitioners looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the foundational FM topics deemed critical by employers.
  • Individuals who are transitioning into the FM profession.
  • Related-industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs.
  • LEED professionals seeking continuing education hours.
  • Federal employees and contractors looking to comply with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA)

Not only will you enhance your FM knowledge and skills, and qualify for the FMP credential (upon successful completion of the four online final assessments), course materials are provided and will serve as an ongoing reference for facility management practices. The course investment includes all course materials and FMP final assessments, but does not cover the FMP application fee.

*International shipping fees may apply.

College of Professional Studies

800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 103
Villanova, PA 19085

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

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