RPA/FMA Online Course: Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building Systems Part 2

March 11 - 30, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Member Price: $1275

Non-Member Price: $1500


Dates: March 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30
Times: 4PM to 7PM Central CST
Instructors: Bonnie Boden (Transwestern) & Bob DeMarke
Location: Virtual/Adobe Connect Portal
Earn 18 CMCP Certification Credits by Enrolling

This course provides information property and facility managers must have to increase occupant safety and comfort while facilitating building efficiency to meet the business goals of an organization. This course will cover building systems management, analytics, best practices in building operations and maintenance, high performance security, life safety systems and more.

The learning objectives for this course are:

  • Effectively analyze, manage, and optimize building systems  
  • Identify opportunities to increase the efficiency of building systems 
  • Understand the successful management of pests, solid wastes, energy, and security and life-safety systems. 
  • Evaluate and implement best practices for increasing occupant safety and comfort

Key topic areas include: security, fire protection systems, electricity (AC and DC) and its applications in building systems, energy management, pest control and solid waste management, vertical transportation systems, lighting systems, window cleaning and architectural metal maintenance, landscaping, parking and more.

Design Ops II is a required course for the RPA/FMA designations.
You can take Design Ops Part I and Part II in any order. We are offering Design Ops Part II this March. Design Ops Part I will not be held until March 2022.

BOMA/Chicago Cancellation/Attendance Policy

  • A request to cancel registration for an Educational class must be submitted in writing via email up to 7 calendar days before the class starts in order to receive a 100% refund.  
  • The textbook must be returned unopened to BOMA/Chicago in all cases where a student cancels registration. Once the book has been opened, $200 will be owed since BOMA/Chicago cannot return an opened book.
  • Cancellation requests from scholarship recipients will not be entertained and become the full responsibility of the recipient if the student cannot attend the class.
  • All cancellation requests must be submitted directly to the Comptroller of BOMA/Chicago pjost@bomachicago.org for refund consideration.
  • No verbal or voicemail requests will be considered, honored or binding.
  • You will receive an email from the Comptroller, Paul Jost, confirming that he received your request to cancel.  If all of the above mentioned criteria are met, BOMA/Chicago staff will approve your refund and a refund will be processed within 2 weeks.  You will then receive either a check or a credit to your credit card depending on your original method of payment.

Caroline Foulk
2020 Full Designation Scholar
Property Associate at JLL
I switched to virtual learning half-way through my second RPA course. The virtual classes allow me to focus on course content and discussion rather than social distancing. In the online portal, I am able to take advantage of great resources, such as practice exams, class slides and more. I love learning from my home environment and feel I am getting all of the same knowledge and insight as I did in live classes. Through the chat and video functions, I can still connect personally with my instructors and fellow classmates. Networking is not dead in the virtual age!

Greg Boos
Property Manager at AmTrust Realty Corp
With COVID changing how we all live and learn, BOMA/Chicago has made every effort to stay ahead of the curve. When we transitioned to e-learning from classroom learning, I was hesitant because I learn best in-person. But I came to see that the online setting is still a great format to continue my RPA studies. Our instructors have made classes educational and interactive and students are able to ask questions in real time. Just like an in-person class, you are able to hear from other classmates and instructors about their experiences. I was truly impressed with how smooth the classes went, and I feel like I learned just as much as I would in-person. I am looking forward to my next RPA class!

Vivian Orozco
2020 Ollie Scholar
Property Administrator at Sterling Bay
As times are constantly changing, BOMA/Chicago has transitioned to virtual classes where students like myself are able to still engage with the instructor in a “live” setting, including engaging with other students as well. My Leasing & Marketing instructor, Charlie Moriarty, was still available to answer all my questions and further explain key concepts or provide examples for better understanding. I was able to learn so much from other students in my class and listen to their experiences with their properties. Having that still available in a virtual setting was very helpful in my learning!

2021 Education Partners

In light of the global pandemic and restrictions on in-person events that are expected to continue into 2021, BOMA/Chicago is offering new sponsorship opportunities. These opportunities, outlined in our 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus, will allow you to gain access to your clientele for the entire year. In other words, these are annual sponsorships and not one-time event sponsorships. Opportunities include the Education Partnership, Premier Partnership, Event Sponsorship and Emerging Leader Sponsorship.

The year-long Education Partnership is $3,000 with amazing benefits! Click here to learn more.

We would like to thank the below Education Partners who have already signed on!

If you are interested in the Education Partnership, please reach out to Jaclynne Madden at (312) 870-9608 or jmadden@bomachicago.org.


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