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. 

  • Sourcing and overseeing contracts and service providers for functions such as catering, cleaning, parking, security, and technology
  • Advising businesses on measures to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the facility
  • Supervising teams of staff across different divisions
  • Ensuring that basic facilities are well-maintained and conducting proactive maintenance
  • Dealing with emergencies as they arise
  • Managing budgets
  • Ensuring that facilities meet compliance standards and government regulations
  • Planning for the future by forecasting the facility’s upcoming needs and requirements
  • Overseeing any renovations, refurbishments and building projects
  • Helping with office relocations
  • Drafting maintenance reports

The Global Academy of Finance and 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 Global Academy of Finance and 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. 

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 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification and must have minimum of  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

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