Check Out the Lineup of RPA/FMA Classes we will Offer in 2018

By: | October 07, 2018

A Designation That Fits Your Needs

BOMI International designation programs are recognized on a national and international level as marks of distinction and excellence throughout the property and facility management industries. Each program offers time-tested courses with a proven curriculum designed by industry experts for property and facility management professionals. Those who complete a designation program gain a deep understanding of how to increase the value of properties and/or operate facilities at peak efficiency and are able to apply this knowledge to their everyday jobs.

Click on the designation program you would like more details on:

BOMA/Chicago Live Classes

BOMA/Chicago offers live courses each year for you to earn your Real Property Administrator (RPA) and/or Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) designations. We highly recommend taking these lives courses through us, as you will not only learn and master the content taught by our seasoned instructors, but you will also network with peers and glean a 360 degree understanding of the industry.

We are now offering courses for you to earn BOMI's High Performance (HP) designation. Click here for more information.

2018 RPA/FMA & BOMA Course Schedule

Foundations of Real Estate Management
Not an RPA or FMA Course; Introduction to CRE and CRE 101 Course

Dates: September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2018
Times: 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Instructors: Bonnie Boden, The Hearn Company & Bob DeMarke, Transwestern
Location: Various buildings in downtown Chicago

Asset Management
Elective RPA and FMA Course

Dates: September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2018
Times: 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Instructor: Susan Hammer, JLL
Location: 115 South LaSalle (Room 801/802)


Course Fees

Designation Enrollment Fee: $225
One-Time Enrollment Fee: $100

RPA/FMA Course Fees (not including Ethics and HP Courses)
BOMA/Chicago Member: $1,200
Nonmember: $1,450

Ethics Course Fees
BOMA/Chicago Member: $550
Nonmember: $600

High-Performance (HP) Course Fees
BOMA/Chicago Member: $1,200
Nonmember: $1,350

Real Property Administrator (RPA) Designation

An RPA brings a full understanding of all aspects of property management to an employer in the commercial real estate industry or to a building owner. The overall goal is to enhance the value of the asset through proper and strategic decision making.

Experience Requirement

Before you receive your RPA designation, you are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable property management experience. The criteria are outlined in the RPA Designation Experience Form

Required Courses

Elective Course (one required)

Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) Designation

The FMA curriculum will teach you how to manage facilities in a way that best supports staff and fits into your organization’s overall objectives. From planning and project management to environmental health and worker safety, this program also provides the information needed to minimize maintenance costs and properly manage other timely issues.

Experience Requirement

Students are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable facilities management experience or equivalent. The experience must be performed for a portfolio or building 50,000 square feet or larger. Work-related experience must include responsibility in 28 of the 41 criteria outlined in the FMA Experience Criteria Verification Form.

Required Courses

Elective Courses (two required)

Certificate Programs

Whether you are new to the industry or a professional looking to enhance your skills or gain recognition, a BOMI International certificate program is right for you. All certificate programs provide the fundamental knowledge you need to better understand your job responsibilities and are a good way to begin your journey toward earning a BOMI International designation.

To earn a certificate, students must complete three courses and pass an exam at the end of each course to show their understanding of program content.

2014 RPA/FMA Designation Calendar.pdf212.05 KB
RPA Experience Form.pdf.pdf252.33 KB
FMA Experience Form.pdf147.35 KB
BOMI CPD Brochure.pdf155.91 KB
2019 RPAFMA Calendar.pdf78.57 KB