Real Property Administrator (RPA) Designation
The RPA designation program covers every aspect of property management, from the basics of building design, operation and maintenance, to the specialized areas of commercial property law and risk management, marketing and asset management. Through this program, property managers learn how to maximize the value of their properties.
To earn the RPA, you must complete eight classes – seven required courses and one elective. These classes can be taken in any order. BOMA/Chicago offers these eight courses on a rotating schedule.
RPA students are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable property management experience upon graduation from all eight courses. Review the RPA Designation Experience Form for more information.
Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) Designation
The FMA designation program covers all aspects of facility management, including planning and project management, facilities technologies, finance and investment, environmental health and more.
To earn the FMA, you must complete eight classes – seven required courses and one elective. For more information about the FMA, visit the BOMI International website.
FMA students are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable facilities management experience upon graduation from all eight courses. Review the FMA Designation Experience Form for more information.
Behind every successful person, there is almost always a mentor who gave that person guidance and support. BOMA/Chicago has developed a mentorship program specifically for RPA/FMA students for this very reason – to help propel the careers of students who already demonstrate a passion for the industry and who are committed to enhancing their CRE knowledge. As part of this program, current students will gain additional expertise, skills and knowledge from a seasoned professional.
Mentors and mentees will be paired for the duration of the student’s participation in the RPA/FMA program. If you are a current RPA/FMA student and would like to join this program, please complete the online Mentee Application Form.
If you would like to gain CRE knowledge and establish a foundation for a future designation program, a BOMI International certificate program may be the right fit for you. The certificate program is ideal for students who are new to commercial real estate. Learn more from BOMI International about each certificate program below.
- Property Administrator Certificate (PAC)
- Facilities Management Certificate (FMC)
- Building Systems Maintenance Certificate (SMC)
- Property Management Financial Proficiency Certificate (PMFP)
- Building Energy Certificate (BEC)
BOMI International's CPD program requires RPA and FMA designation graduates to complete 18 points of continuing education credit every three years in order to maintain their designation's active status. The three-year renewal period begins on the date that graduates attain their first designation. Learn more by visiting the BOMI International website.
For any questions about the RPA and FMA, please contact Jaclynne Madden, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 870-9608.