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FMI Program Updates

FMI has completed a Training Proficiency Level Update

Posted:  03/13/2018 - 18:51

The Facility Management Institute of the U.S. General Services Administration has revised the proficiency level approach for qualifications that are FBPTA-Aligned. Please download this file to view the updated proficiency level definitions for each eligible training resource.

2017 FBPTA Core Competencies & Recommended Curriculum Update

Posted:  01/10/2018 - 15:33

The following is the 2017 Update to the Core Competencies and Recommended Curriculum of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA). This year’s update focuses on the additional qualifications reviewed by FMI in order to expand on the number and breadth of coverage of training. These qualifications add, in particular, to the list of options available through low-cost, online sources.

FMI Training Submission Template 2017

Posted:  11/04/2016 - 13:06

Training Providers, please find the latest Training Submission Template and be sure to fill out the "HOME" tab before submitting courses for review to FMI.

Federal Skills Assessment Test

Posted:  08/04/2016 - 16:43

The Federal Skills Assessment Tool (FEDSAT) is an online skills assessment tool which assesses compliance with Accelerate FM defined competency areas on your PC or Mobile devices. You can use the FEDSAT to demonstrate understanding of the 80 high-priority performance areas and link to related training from a wide variety of sources. Be sure to watch the two minute FEDSAT introduction video   embedded below and also available from the FEDSAT home page to learn everything you need to know about the FEDSAT.

Glossary of Terms

Posted:  04/01/2015 - 14:39

Veterans Administration Facilities Management School

Posted:  01/05/2015 - 11:16

The Veterans Administration Facilities Management School (FMS) was created in response to Public Law 111-308: Federal Building Personnel Training Act of 2010 (FBPTA), which requires agency Facilities Management (FM) personnel to have the necessary competencies to effectively manage Federal buildings. The FMS provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Construction, FM, and Biomedical Engineering workforce with a structured, competency-based curriculum in the areas of building operation and management, construction safety and occupational health, fire safety, electrical power generation, HVAC operation and maintenance, and many more.

Federal Facilities Council meeting

Posted:  02/27/2013 - 15:34

FBPTA Industry Day at NFM&T - Baltimore, MD

Posted:  01/28/2014 - 08:28

As a facility management professional working for the federal government we know how important continuing education is to you and your teams. Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) has assisted GSA in developing a robust resource platform of carefully vetted educational offerings which comply with the competency requirements of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA). To highlight the FMI FBPTA program and for individuals to learn more about how to meet the training needs for the future please join us at the Facility Management Institute FBPTA Industry Day.

This premiere event will give you the necessary awareness of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA), how it will affect you, your training offerings, and your employees. During the day you can hear from the National Program Manager with the General Services Administration, responsible for the implementation of the FBPTA, about the benefits of mapping your education individual development plan to the FBPTA competencies. Join recognized experts in the field of facility management to identify how they can support your FBPTA compliance educational needs.

Who: Federal Facility Management professionals and facility management, energy, and sustainabitlity education providers

Where: Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the NFM&T Conference

What: Understand the FBPTA and what it means to you as an education provider or consumer

When: March 5th

How to register: visit https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=147&utm_source=GSA&utm_campaign=GSA&utm_medium=GSA

Health in Buildings Discussion with GSA NCR Leadership

Posted:  07/03/2013 - 12:25

Brian Gilligan, PE Sustainability Program Manager with GSA's Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings will present a summary of HPGB initiatives including a recent roundtable of experts in the field of Indoor Environmental Quality to the senior leaders of GSA's National Capital Region. A facilitated discussion on priorities and potential performance measures for IEQ will follow.

FMI Presentation to the Building Sustainability Network

Posted:  07/03/2013 - 12:22

Brian Gilligan, Sustainability Program Manager with GSA's Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, will discuss the Facility Management Institute (FMI). FMI is designed to act as a virtual forum for experts and practitioners from government, the private sector and Academia to interact, share best practices and find the latest thinking on subjects relevant to the operations and maintenance of buildings. Located at www.fmi.gov, FMI is front and center in GSA's contribution to the President's Open Government initiative. The site has already been used extensively for implementation of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act. Starting in August it will also begin hosting a Facility Management Community of Practice promoting guest speakers from GSA, FEMP, DOE National Laboratories and several professional associations, and, valuable topical information from GSA's Research into Practice program. Please join us to discuss your ideas for how we can best use this great new resource.


Posted:  07/03/2013 - 12:18

Brian Gilligan and Patrick Dale of GSA will will give a briefing to military and civilian Facility Managers at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The presentation will provide an overview of the 2013 Annual Update and a demonstration of the FBPTA Core Competency Web Tool. Attendees will be able to use the tool first hand to conduct a personal skills assessment. The group will discuss potential pilot projects at military locations in the region.

Overview of the 2013 FBPTA Annual Update - FFC

Posted:  07/01/2013 - 08:01

On July 24, 2013 Brian Gilligan, National FBPTA Program Manager will present an overview of the 2013 Annual Update to the Core Competencies and Recommended Curriculum as well as the program's status to the Federal Facilities Council.

Time: 9am Location: National Academy of Sciences Keck Center, Room 204; webinar and conference line information to be provided.

2013 FBPTA Annual Update is online

Posted:  07/09/2013 - 09:34

The 2013 Annual Update to the FBPTA Core Competencies and Curriculum is available now. Click here for more details.

Appendix 1 - FBPTA Core Competencies and Recommended Curriculum - 2013 Update

Posted:  07/03/2013 - 09:32

The attached file is the 2013 Update to the Core Competencies and Recommended Curriculum. This document replaces the original Core Competencies and Recommended Curriculum issued June 14, 2012.

Army Corps of Engineers - Sustainability & Energy Webinar Series

Posted:  05/31/2013 - 06:11

An interesting post on sustainability related topics available from the USACOE:

Headquarters U. S. Army Corps of Engineers E&C has organized a Sustainability & Energy Webinar Series to highlight technical advances, policy issues, and the implementation of sustainability and energy concepts within the DOD E&C community. In addition,these webinars are used as part of annual training requirements. I have logged into the last two webinars: Deep Retrofits and Energy Security and Microgrids (attached are the slides for the Microgrid presentation for your reference) at the invitation of Marty Savoie (USACE) and have found the presentation materials to be very relevant.

For broader distribution to the BTRD members and others, these recordings are publicly available on YouTube  .

See also USACE Sustainability's YouTube Channel  .