FM Degree Program Accreditation


Accreditation is a voluntary process of quality assurance used by universities and institutions designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a defined set of rigorous educational / academic standards. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it also takes into consideration the programs, cultural context and the community of stakeholders to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students and the public.

FMAC Accreditation:

The purpose of the Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) Accredited Degree Program (ADP) process is to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the field of facility management (FM).  The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the IFMA Foundation have sponsored the development of the FMAC and the ADP programs, along with vigorously supporting the educational needs of current and future IFMA members as well as non-member FM professionals.

FMAC Accreditation:

  • Promote excellence in undergrad and graduate FM degree programs;
  • Offer a means to strengthen existing facility management degree programs;
  • Serve as a guide for developing new facility management degree programs;
  • Provide standards for accrediting new programs and reaccrediting existing programs;
  • Establish a minimum academic education level that graduates of ADP FM programs are expected to achieve; and
  • Provide the demanding and challenging FM industry graduates that have acquired skills, competencies and knowledge at a high level that will positively impact their organizations.
FMAC ADP Standard Update Draft 2014 (.pdf) »

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