U.S. Based Providers

New Standard Institute

New Standard Institute offers training and consulting, with expertise in maintenance management and skills training for industry. The Institute offers five training tracks, which can be provided singly or in combination: single-user computer-based training, multiple-user e-learning, Web-based training, open-enrollment seminars and workshops, and on-site training programs.

Courses include:

  • Fuses, Circuit Breakers and Overloads
  • Electrical Safe Work Practices
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
  • Maintenance Storerooms
  • Microsoft Project for Maintenance
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU SCPS)

NYU SCPS annually provides some 4,000 continuing education courses, professional certificate programs, intensive programs, workshops and seminars in a wide array of subject areas. Certificates are offered in such areas as: Hotel Operations; Building Information Modeling Using Revit; Commercial Property Management; Computer-Aided Design Using AutoCAD; Construction Project Management; Facility Management; Global Real Estate; and Sustainable Design, Construction and Development.

Northern Illinois University (NIU)

NIU offers Professional and Continuing Education courses taught by skilled NIU faculty and professionals with real-world experience. Participants need not apply to the university. The courses are non-credit, so do not apply towards an academic degree, but many provide appropriate CPEs/CEUs from professional organizations. Professional development courses can be tailored for an organization’s needs and brought directly to the workplace or hosted at one of NIU’s conference centers in Naperville, Rockford or Hoffman Estates.

Facility Management
As a licensed provider of the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential competency courses, NIU offers FM-related courses in partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Courses are open to non-CFM or FMP candidates as well.

Engineering and Technology Programs
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology National Safety Education Center is an OSHA training institute, offering both trainer and training courses and certificates in the Construction, General Industry, Safety and Health, and Disaster Site and Maritime industries.

LEED and Sustainability Training
In partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), NIU offers a series of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workshops, courses and seminars to help prepare participants to pass the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP Exam, certify a LEED project, or expand sustainable building knowledge. NIU also offers training on energy auditing, renewable energy, and other sustainability issues.

Realcomm

Realcomm Conference Group is a global research and educational institution that focuses on the use of technology in commercial and corporate real estate. Realcomm produces international conferences and expositions, Webinars and other strategic services to educate industry professionals about the latest technology solutions to improve CRE development, management, and operations.

Realcomm Webinars are designed to provide quality instruction on integrating the latest technology solutions for commercial real estate, with real-life application for day-to-day business. Attendees learn the benefits of in-building wireless, building automation, automated financial systems, on-line leasing solutions, and more.

Restoration Sciences Academy

Restoration Sciences Academy is an initiative emerging from the merger of restoration and cleaning companies Dri-Eaz, ProRestore and Sapphire Scientific to provide a strong restoration education program. RSA provides real-world restoration training in dynamic and engaging hands-on learning environments. Courses can count toward RSA Microbial Remediation Certification or various IICRC certifications. RSA campuses are located in Washington, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and the U.K.

Courses include:

  • Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • Certified Restoration Technician
  • Fire and Smoke Restoration
  • Microbial Remediation 210
  • Odor Control
  • Restorative Drying
Roesel, Kent & Associates

Roesel, Kent & Associates is an independent FM consulting firm that helps clients around the world improve the quality of housekeeping services, reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction and improve employee morale. R-K-A offers consulting, public and on-site seminars, software for housekeeping training, and software for staffing and work assignments analysis, all in the areas of: housekeeping, environmental services, custodial services, building services, caretaking, maintenance and groundskeeping. The company provides these services for: colleges and universities, school systems, hospitals, nursing facilities, office and office parks, research facilities, airports, commercial facilities, manufacturing and industrial facilities, and city, county, state and federal facilities. <b>[NOTE: As of August 2012, R-K-A’s off-site seminars are discontinued until the economy improves, but the company continues to offer on-site seminar presentations at companies’ facilities as requested.]</b>

RSMeans

Reed Construction Data’s RSMeans offers one- and two-day intensive seminars designed for construction and facilities professionals, aimed at improving cost estimating, project management, administration and FM skills. Many seminars are approved for CEUs by both the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES) and the AACE International Certification Board. RSMeans courses include:

  • Facilities Construction with Job Order Contracting (JOC) Component
  • Facilities Construction Estimating
  • Facilities Maintenance and Repair Estimating
  • Mechanical and Electrical Estimating
  • MeansCostWorks.com Training
  • Square Foot and Assemblies Cost Estimating
  • Unit Price Estimating
U.S. General Services (GSA)

GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications and information technology to government organizations and the military. GSA offers training programs (listed under GSA Events) for federal agency employees and vendors working with the federal government, in such fields as IT and telecommunications, travel and transportation, and construction and buildings.

Training for Vendors
GSA offers essential training for vendors looking to sell to the government and those already on contract with the government. Training includes: on-site Schedules contract training, targeted specifically to small business; scheduled Webinars; and Web-based, self-learning modules found at the Center for Acquisition Excellence and the Vendor Support Center.

Training for State and Local Employees
Many GSA contracts can now be used by state and local governments for more efficient procurements. Related courses are available from the Center for Acquisition Excellence.

Training for Federal Employees
GSA offers a wide variety of training for managers and employees throughout the federal government, including Web-based, self-training tools and on-site events nationwide. Areas covered include Contracts and Acquisitions, Technology Management, Travel and Transportation, Using Charge Cards and Governmental Policy.

Further Training Resources
GSA Web-based tools also offer self-study training opportunities related to acquisitions, Web management and more: Center for Acquisition Excellence, Federal Acquisition Institute, Section 508, and DigitalGov University for Web managers.

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute

OSHA offers a wide selection of training courses and educational programs to help broaden worker and employer knowledge on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. OSHA also offers training and educational materials that help businesses train their workers and comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. CEUs may be applied for to outside organizations. The OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers are a national network of nonprofit organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to public and private sector workers, supervisors, and employers on behalf of OSHA. OTI courses cover OSHA standards and Outreach Training Program trainer and update courses as well as topics such as recordkeeping, machine guarding, confined space entry, electrical standards, and fall arrest systems. Specific OTI Education Centers offer various certifications as well as associates, bachelors, masters, and doctorate degree programs.

OSHA courses include:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Course for Other Federal Agencies
  • Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction
  • Pandemic Influenza Planning Seminar
  • Fire Protection Seminar
  • Ergonomics Seminar
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Safety and Health Management Systems Seminar
  • Office Environment Safety and Health
University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Extension: Continuing and Professional Education

UC Davis Extension offers offer workshops, certificate programs, and short-format evening and weekend courses in such areas as Business and Leadership, Environment and Sustainability, and Engineering.

UC Davis Extension also offers certificates in the areas of Construction Management and Project Management (under Business and Leadership); and Green Building and Sustainable Design, Renewable Energy Professional, and Sustainability and the Built Environment (under Environment and Sustainability).

University of California/San Diego (UCSD) Extension

The UCSD Extension Office offers professional certificates and Business courses from a wide range of industries, including Environment & Sustainability, Facilities Management, Project Management and Real Estate & Urban Planning. Classes are offered on campus, online, and on-site (for organizations in the San Diego area).

Facilities Management Certificate

UCSD’s Professional Certificate in Facilities Management offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip attendees with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to make effective and sustainable FM decisions that reduce costs while enhancing their organization’s facilities and services. Certificate registration is required. Courses offer strategies and techniques in all nine areas of competency recognized by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA): planning and project management, real estate, leadership and management, finance, operations and maintenance, quality assessment and innovation, human and environmental factors, communication, and technology. The courses explore current issues in the industry and provide insights and tips from experts in the field designed to be immediately applicable at work.

University of Kansas (KU) Professional & Continuing Education

KU Continuing Education delivers high-quality programs to every corner of the globe, using traditional classroom settings, interactive voice conferencing, and cutting-edge online education technology. The program provides development and training for working professionals, including: Online Professional Programs for architects, engineers and others; Online Technical Certificate Programs in various maintenance and manufacturing areas; individual professional development and online courses; and Professional Training for managers, engineers and others.

University of Texas at Austin Center for Professional Education (CPE)

The UT CPE helps individuals meet professional and personal goals and helps organizations develop employees and improve performance through its program, consulting, coaching and facilitation services. PDC designs and delivers face-to-face and online noncredit programs for individuals interested in improving their professional skills or who seek a credential or a career change. Course areas include Business Management, Healthcare, Project Management and Real Estate.

Great Britain Based Providers

WoolSafe Academy

The WoolSafe Academy is the education and training branch of The WoolSafe Organisation. The Academy provides professional training courses (both classroom and online), technical literature, manuals, professional standards and expert advice to all those involved in the manufacture, sales, ownership and maintenance of carpets and rugs. WoolSafe provides educational programs, technical information and advice, and networks of Service Providers and Registered Inspectors in different parts of the world. The Web site also offers a variety of carpet care-related publications and cleaning/inspection tools for sale.

The WoolSafe Organisation is a cleaning industry service provider, devoted to promoting best practice in carpet and rug care through maintenance, product evaluation and certification, education and training, and the promotion of professional cleaning and inspection services.

Established in 1991, the WoolSafe Certification Mark is widely recognized in many parts of the world as the standard for excellence and safety of carpet care chemicals, both for professionals and consumers. It is used by many of the world’s largest cleaning chemical suppliers to identify and promote those carpet care products specifically suitable for use on wool.