Real Property Administrator (RPA)

The RPA designation program serves the educational needs of both third-party property managers and corporate property managers. By familiarizing yourself with the many aspects of operating a commercial building, the program helps you integrate these issues into the broader task of property management. The program teaches you to maximize a building’s net income while minimizing risks.


For more information about our upcoming courses, view our Education Calendar or download a printable course overview. To register for upcoming courses, visit our Education Calendar and select the course you'd like to register for, download and complete the registration form, and return to Linda Hallberg before the designated deadline. 

RPA Required Courses:

  • Budgeting and Accounting 
  • Environmental Health and Safety Issues
  • Ethics Is Good Business┬« ShortCourse™
  • Law and Risk Management
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
  • The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II

RPA Elective Courses (choose one):

  • Asset Management
  • Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers
  • Managing the Organization
To earn the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation, you must have at least three years of verifiable experience as a property manager. This experience must be performed for a portfolio or building 40,000 square feet or larger. Work-related experience must include responsibility in 18 of the 33 categories detailed on the RPA Experience Criteria form located on the BOMI International website.

Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)

The FMA designation program teaches you valuable skills in strategic planning, project management, corporate finance, capital investment, and physical asset management. This program is for both new and experienced facilities manager, or someone in a related profession who will benefit from knowing how to create a quality work environment that maximizes productivity.

For more information about our upcoming courses, view our Education Calendar or download a printable course overview. To register for upcoming courses, visit our Education Calendar and select the course you'd like to register for, download and complete the registration form, and return to Linda Hallberg before the designated deadline. 


FMA Required Courses:

  • Environmental Health and Safety Issues
  • Ethics Is Good Business┬« ShortCourse™
  • Facilities Planning and Project Management
  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management
  • The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
  • The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II

FMA Elective Courses (choose two)

  • Asset Management
  • Managing the Organization
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance

BOMI International Curriculum

BOMA/Suburban Chicago offers the internationally recognized BOMI International curriculum that leads to professional designations for all levels of property professionals. Real Property Administrator and Facilities Management Administrator courses are taught in the classroom either as seven-week courses or as accelerated (four-day) courses. The full designation cycle spans two years. For those interested in accelerating their completion, self-study and online versions are available directly from BOMI International.

2017 Schedule


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