Region’s facilities managers attend two-day IFMA sessions
The UAE-based EFS Facilities Services hosted the region’s first Facility Management Professional Credential Program conducted by the International Facility Management Association, Dubai. The FMP course in Operations and Maintenance was held on March 14 and 15, 2012 at the EFS Training and Development Centre in Dubai. More than 15 senior facility managers attended the event.
According to EFS, the Operations and Maintenance programme is one of four courses required for completion of the FMP Credential Program, and IFMA’s FMP version is an assessment-based certificate programme, the successful completion of which demonstrates a proven understanding of the foundation of facility management. It is aligned with global best-practices — certifying that it teaches and tests the knowledge demanded by today’s FM industry, EFS claimed.
“Since its founding more than 30 years ago, IFMA has been advancing the profession by identifying essential knowledge and skill sets for facility managers, regardless of where in the world they are performing their duties,” said IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane. “The recently revised FMP designation is based on a comprehensive global job task analysis study, and is a great example of a credential with international appeal. IFMA is pleased to bring this comprehensive programme to Dubai and the Middle East, one of the most vibrant, important and growing regions of the world.”
Tariq Chauhan, Group Managing Director, EFS Facilities Services added: “As facilities management becomes an integral part of real estate development, we know this is the right time to launch IFMA training courses that are tailored to meet the demands of the Middle East FM industry. These courses will help facility managers achieve technical excellence and deliver the best possible service to our clients. The FMP Credential Program will support the future growth and development of the FM industry in the region.”