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Announcing the Transformation of Facility Management - The ProFM™ Credential From De Anza College!


We Are Pleased To Announce Our Educational Partnership With ProFMI  and the ProFM™ Credential !

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The role of the Facility Manager has evolved over time. So has the scope of traditional responsibilities Facility Managers perform. FMs play an increasingly critical and important role in the overall success of the entire organization.

The ProFM™ Credential is the most significant advancement in years supporting the FM profession and the success of its members. We are pleased to announce you can earn your industry recognized ProFM™ Credential at De Anza College!

The ProFM™ Credential fills in knowledge and experience gaps that exist between the traditional role of the FM and the current and future direction of the Facility Management profession. ProFM™ stands apart from other Facility Management credential programs for a number of reasons:

  • Relevant & Current: The ProFM™ Body of Knowledge, developed in 2017, is the most current and relevant standard for facility professionals. It goes beyond the traditional definition of FM to reflect all of the knowledge and skills required of today’s facility professionals.
  • Comprehensive: The ProFM™ credential is based on the ProFM Body of Knowledge which includes 19 functional areas and 5 cross-functional competencies (see below) that have never before been combined together into ONE COMPLETE CREDENTIAL PROGRAM!
  • Applicable: ProFM™ focuses not only on enhancing your knowledge, but also building practical skills to impact your job immediately.
  • Global: ProFM’s™ Body of Knowledge reflects the globalization of the FM industry from the incorporation of global FM ISO 41000 standards, the perspective of international ProFMI Commission members, and input from facility professionals in 93 countries.
  • Independent: ProFM™ was developed by facility professionals, for facility professionals. Respected FM thought leaders, employers, and working professionals came together with the common goal of elevating and uniting the FM profession.


"THE ALL IN ONE"  ProFM Credential addresses the FOUR Functional FM Knowledge Areas and FIVE Cross Functional Competencies required of today’s FM or Building Professionals. It is the most complete, up-to-date and comprehensive FM Credential available anywhere!


De Anza College is a LEADER in Facility Management Education

The California Community Colleges are the largest educational institution in the world, totaling 2.6 million registered students last year. De Anza College has been actively involved in Facility Management since January 2016- we are pioneers and leaders ! The State Chancellor's office developed a Statewide FM vision and future FM career pathway initiative for up to 20 colleges based on De Anza College's Facility and Sustainable Building Management (FSBM) pilot program success!

  • De Anza College HAS the first and ONLY State accredited Facility Management Associate Degree program in the 114 member California Community College system. Here’s our degreepdf Have the others show you their announced degree- it doesn't exist!
  • De Anza College DELIVERS the most holistic, well rounded and complete FM educational experience with an emphasis on real estate and property management, building code compliance, green and sustainable buildings, strategic facilities planning and energy efficiency. We offer much more than just business and accounting classes!
  • De Anza College HAS the first and ONLY online accessible and State accredited Facility Management Certificate of Achievement (COA) in California! There's no need for you to come to campus. You can earn your COA online and around your own schedule!
  • De Anza College PROVIDES hands on Facility Management networking, mentoring and learning opportunities with our FSBM program partners if you live near us in Santa Clara County.
  • And NOW De Anza College OFFERS students the globally recognized ProFM™ Credential as part of our Facility and Sustainable Building Management (FSBM) program
We Have a GREAT Track Record of Placing our Students !

We do more than help you earn a degree or credential. We actively helped place 100% of our program graduates last year in living wage careers relating to the degree they earned within 3 months of graduation! READ what the State Chancellor’s office has to say about us! pfd

Our program graduates work at companies like Amazon, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Intel Corporation, Carbon Lighthouse, ASI Controls, Levi’s Stadium and more! If you’re looking for well-educated and job ready FM employees, we graduate them regularly!

De Anza College FULLY PREPARES you for growing and well paid careers in Facility and Sustainable Building Management and Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings.

What are you waiting for?

Get started NOW!

Obtain a Facility and Sustainable Building Management Associate Degree, consider gaining FM on-the-job experience with our program partners or earn the globally recognized ProFM™ credential as part of our partnership with ProFMI.

Pursue your Facility and Sustainable Building Management Certificate of Achievement (COA) online- All required classes are offered through our online education platform!

  • View Our FSBM Degree HERE pdf logo
  • View Our FSBM Degree Spring Class Schedule HERE pdf logo
  • Register as a De Anza College student HERE
  • Our class fees are only $31 / unit.
  • Our Spring classes start on April 9. 

To learn more about De Anza's FSBM certificate and degree program or the ProFM™ Credential from De Anza College, contact: 

Bill Roeder
Instructor and Program Chair
Energy and Facility Management/ Building Science
De Anza College

Energy Management and Building Science
Building: Kirsch Center-Office # KC 241B

CONTACT: Bill Roeder


Last Updated: 3/8/18