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Jan 18

Associate Member Only Networking Breakfast

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Feb 2

IFMA FMP Credential Program

Earn the Must-Have Credential in Facility Management: IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP®)

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Feb 8

February Chapter Meeting - Acoustics in New and Existing Building Design

Principals of "good acoustics" in building design and construction

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CFM Workshop Kickoff

March 01, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Holiday Inn
215 Sunnyside Boulevard
Plainview, NY 11803
Venue website

The CFM Exam covers the broad range of facility management duties among the eleven (11) core competencies of FM. The CFM Exam Prep Workshop focuses on tools that can lead to success on the exam, techniques to perceive situations, and the importance of maintaining the right perspective.

The Long Island Chapter of IFMA is offering a combination monthly 2-hour Study Group of the IFMA FM Learning System, followed by a 3-Day CFM Exam Preparation workshop. Both the review and workshops, in conjunction with the FM Learning Systems (self -study) are designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification with preparation for the CFM (competency-based) examination. The instructor for these workshops is Leo Somma, MBA, CFM, SFP, FMP  of Brookhaven National Laboratory, a Certified Facility Manager, along with many years of facility management experience.

The program starts March 2018 and ends June 2018. 

  • CFM Exam participants will be provided the IFMA FM Learning Systems Self-Study Program. The instructor will provide you with a Core Competency Monthly Study Schedule.

  • You will attend a 2-hour study review before each monthly Chapter Meeting, held at the Holiday Inn in Plainview.

  • Following the monthly study reviews, you will attend a 3-day CFM Exam Prep Workshop in June 2018 to prepare you to take the CFM exam. The first 2 days will be to review a selection of some of the 11 core competencies based on the students' requests. The third day focuses on critical thinking skills and other test-taking skills that prepare the student to sit for the competency-based exam. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use the test-taking tools that can lead to success on the CFM Exam.

  • Understand the overall concept of the exam and focus on the methodology of the exam.

  • Learn to apply critical thinking skills and discuss the rationales used.

Participants will:

  1. Receive the IFMA FM Learning System Self-Study program and make a commitment to complete the self-study and practice questions in the 11 competency areas.

  2. Review the overall methodology of the exam and practice applying FM knowledge in a competency-based exam.

  3. Practice applying critical thinking skills and discuss the rationales used in practice exam questions.

  4. Review exam-taking skills and strategies lead to success on the CFM Exam.

Time length of Workshop:

March 1, 2018 - Holiday Inn, Plainview
Program Kickoff Meeting. Obtain the FM Learning Systems, review course and expectations and begin self-study. The program is self-explanatory and facilitated by reading text material and completing on-line review and testing. Lite catering included.

Study Groups - April 5, May 3, June 7 - Holiday Inn, Plainview
Study groups will be from 4p-6p at Holiday Inn in Plainview prior to the monthly Chapter Meeting. These study groups are for students to get together to ensure that progress is being made so that all 11 competency areas of study are completed prior to the formal CFM Exam Prep Workshop. Questions can be addressed as time permits.

June 14 - 16, 2018 - USGBC Long Island Chapter Training Room
CFM Full Day Exam Prep Workshop with an overview of some of the eleven competencies.  Includes continental breakfast and lunch.


FM Learning Systems Included - Each participant will receive the FM Learning Systems program at the kickoff meeting.

Study Group
 - Each two-hour study group session will review the previous month’s assignments and ensure that all students are on target to complete their self-study for the June CFM Exam Prep Workshop.

Exam Prep Days - Day 1 and 2 will cover an overview of some of the competencies. The third day deals with Sample Questions, test taking tips, the CFM Exam taking process and methodologies for approaching the exam more successfully (critical thinking, systems, and other methodologies).

$995. Includes FM Learning Systems program, monthly study groups, 3-day Exam Prep Workshop

For registration and additional Information:
Contact Leo Somma at ajsomma60@gmail.com or (631) 599-9619


$995.00 CFM Training Course