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Certificate in
Facility and Property Management

Almost every organization has offices, warehouses, manufacturing centres, data centres, or other facilities to support their business needs, whether in the private or public sector.

Facility and property managers are the stewards of the space their organizations occupy, and they get involved in issues ranging from technical to environmental to human resource to space and leasing to real estate strategy in order to provide productive, safe, comfortable work environments for their organization’s employees.

This certificate program is designed to equip you with the most important skills you need for the facility and property management profession, whether you want to be the head of facilities or simply want to be in one of the many specialist and support roles larger organizations need. It provides facility and property management-specific courses that focus on the core responsibilities and provides competencies that are important to a successful career.

The program will be of interest to individuals at various stages of their career:

  • those who are being prepared by an organization to assume a role in facility and property management
  • those who are newly appointed to a facility or property management department
  • those who wish to upgrade their credentials within the facility or property management department or to implement a career change

The Certificate in Facility and Property Management combines direct facility and property management courses with broader business- and management-related courses necessary to enter and advance in the profession.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

Successful completion of a minimum two-year post-secondary program, or mature student status with related professional experience and education.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Awards and Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance, you may apply for merit-based awards and/or need-based financial aid. As well, students officially registered in a Chang School certificate program may be eligible for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). For a complete list of certificate programs approved by OSAP, visit the Student Financial Assistance website.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete, within your official timespan, the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses (six 39-hour courses. Two 19.5-hour courses may be completed as the equivalent of one 39-hour course.)

Courses cover the main areas of expertise and knowledge for all facility managers regardless of their industry, building type, or current role. The course structure allows students to select the courses that best suit their current role or position them for future roles.

39-Hour Courses

CDFM 102   Facility and Property Management:  Facility Management Fundamentals
CDFM 103   Facility and Property Management:  Project Planning, Design, and Management
CDFM 104   Facility and Property Management:  Building Operations and Maintenance
CDFM 105   Facility and Property Management:  Space Planning and Management
CDFM 106   Facility and Property Management:  Leadership, Strategy, Business
CDFM 107   Facility and Property Management:  Recruiting and Managing Employ

19.5-Hour Courses

CDFM 110   Facility and Property Management:  Leasing and Lease Administration
CDFM 111   Facility and Property Management:  Capital and Asset Management
CDFM 112   Facility and Property Management:  Risk, OHS, Regulations, and the Law
CDFM 113   Facility and Property Management:  Sustainability in Facilities
CDFM 114   Facility and Property Management:  Real Estate Planning and Development

Note to registered certificate program students
Effective Fall 2017, the Certificate in Facility Management has been revised to Facility and Property Management. Students who formally registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2017, must complete the program requirements in effect at the time they registered.