RFM Registered Facilities Manager ™

The typical functions of a facility manager vary from company to company. In general, facilities managers are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of an organization’s buildings, ensuring that they meet legal requirements and health and safety standards. Facility Managers operate across different business functions, working on both a strategic and operational level. Facility management professionals are tasked with providing, maintaining and developing a number of different services such as:

  • Airport facilities
  • Shopping mall facilities
  • Buildings 
  • Fleet of vehicles
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Space management
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Building maintenance
  • Testing and inspections
  • Building administration
  • Contract management
  • EHS (environment, health, safety)
  • Security
  • Business continuity planning
  • Managing renovations and refurbishments

Responsibilities of the Facility Manager – Generally speaking, the role of the facility manager is to ensure that the facility is operating as it should on a daily basis by completing daily inspections and conducting proactive and reactive maintenance. 

The American Academy of Project Management International Board of Standards issues the  RFM Registered Facilities Manager ™ Certification

The RFM Registered Facilities Manager ™ credential is a professional gold standard certification that demonstrates the attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge in facilities management, professional practice, and ethical behavior. It forms the basis of the assessment that applicants must pass to gain Registered Facilities Manager status and inclusion in the Register of The American Academy of Project Management® Certified / Chartered Professional. Individuals with several years of experience in facilities management will benefit from this certification.  A Guide book “The Registered Facilities Manager” shall assist candidates to pass in the RFM examination besides providing a valuable source of reference for a facilities manager to excel toward becoming an accredited Registered Facilities Manager. Take the challenges ahead with AAPM gold standard Registered Facilities Manager ™ certification. 

Use the post nominal after your name:  Diana Osmond,  RFM  Fellow AAPM 

Study method: Self-paced learning style with the aid of a reference book “The Registered Facilities Manager”.   

Requirements:   i)   Anyone with facility management qualification at Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and must have three years of facilities management experience to qualify    ii)  Pass the Registered Facilities Manager ™ examination 


To qualify for the RFM Registered Facilities Manager certification, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Mandatory Candidate Information (MCI) 
  2. Complete the payment upon receipt of the invoice
  3. Take the exam when you’re ready

Examination: email to request the examination questions when you are ready to take the exam.  Examination comprised of 50 questions; Passing grade is 70%.

Course fee:  Includes Registered Facilities Manager  certificate, membership certificate, examination, and shipping.  

Mandatory Candidate Information  :  please include the Title of the Certification Course that you wish to apply in the subject line when submitting the following information and attach a latest copy of your C.V. email to certification@gafm.com.my   

Full Name, Shipping address,  Name to print on Certificate,   Mobile number

The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT ®  International Board of Standards  is  the first graduate global Board of Standards for project management industry professionals to earn Accreditation under the TUV-OE European Standards for ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 29990 Certification. AAPM is also a chartered member of the CHEA  Council for Higher Education Accreditation – International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG) Memorandum of Affiliation is designed to engage quality assurance and accrediting organizations in a shared effort to affirm and promote fundamental principles for higher education quality.


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