ABOUT BOMA FTLPB COURSES

  • All classes are held from 8 am - 6 pm. 
  • Exam is schedule at a Pearson Vue Testing Center (you will receive information about that from BOMI International, after you register for the course within about 1 week from the class start date).
  • Class locations are either in Boca Raton or Ft. Lauderdale.  Addresses are listed on the events page when you select the class you want to enroll for.
  • Class date and location subject to change with little advanced notice.

You can find out more about the High Performance designations by visiting BOMI International.

EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION & DATES


IMPORTANT NOTE:

BOMA FTL/PB BOMI Course Registration Cancellation Policy 

  • In order to receive a 100% refund, a request to cancel a registration for a BOMI Course offered through BOMA FTL/PB must be submitted in writing via email to boma@bomaftlpb.org no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the course start date.
  • No verbal or voicemail requests will be considered, honored or binding. 
  • No refunds will be issued within 21 days of class start date.
  • If a student cancels prior to the 21 day deadline, the textbook must be returned unopened to BOMA FTL/PB in all cases where a student cancels registration. If the textbook is opened, you will be invoiced $200 as we are unable to return opened textbooks. 
  • You will receive an email confirming that we have received your request to cancel. If all of the above mentioned criteria are met, BOMA FTL/PB will approve your refund and a refund will be processed within 4 weeks. You will then receive either a check or a refund to your credit card depending on your original method of payment. 
  • In lieu of a refund, you may hold payment on your account to transfer to another course.

Attention new students: There is an additional $225 designation enrollment fee. This is a one-time only fee to be paid to the BOMA local association or BOMI before starting your first class. Be sure to check off that box when you register. 


Energy Management & Controls

Understanding the key maintenance and energy management aspects of building management is critical to running a cost-effective operation. From everyday preventive maintenance tasks to the challenge of developing and selling an energy plan, this course provides you with the skills to evaluate and optimize your current system, the know-how to integrate new components, and the ability to communicate your needs to decision makers.

This course teaches you to develop energy management strategies for HVAC, electrical, and lighting systems. You will learn about the components, principles, adjustment, and maintenance of system controllers, auxiliary devices and electronic, pneumatic, and computer control systems. We’ll cover heating, cooling, and humidification control applications, along with variable air volume and building pressurization control devices. You'll develop the skills and knowledge to perform a cost/benefit analysis of HVAC, electrical, and lighting systems, and to create an energy management program for your facility.

Key topic areas: energy management programs preventive maintenance building automation systems HVAC, electrical, and lighting control systems VAV boxes energy management opportunities SOPs energy consumption factors retrofit strategies measuring ROI on energy initiatives

 


Law & Risk Management 

  • Next Course: June 23-25 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

In today's complex business environment, it is increasingly important for property managers to know how to address legal and risk management issues. This course will provide you with a foundation in the basic principles of law and risk management, helping you deal with everyday legal and risk issues surrounding your business. In addition to addressing leasing and conveyance, the course covers important issues on torts, contracts, employer/employee relations, property rights, and environmental law.

Key topic areas: conveying and financing real estate contracts property interests premises liability environmental law and concerns employment relationships and agency introduction to risk management insurance company operations principles of insurance and insurable risk general liability insurance and employee benefit plans loss exposures

Applies to: RPA® designation


CANCELLED - Ethics is Good Business Short Course
  • Next Class: July 15, 2017 [registration link]

This course helps you understand the impact that ethical behavior can have on your professional performance and your property’s bottom line. By working through difficult ethical dilemmas, you’ll develop the confidence to follow through, even when facing adversity.

Key topic areas: tenant relations triple bottom line confidentiality recordkeeping and SOX trade secrets proper use of funds conflicts of interest corporate social responsibility environmental stewardship

Applies to: FMA® and RPA® designations

Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I

This course provides information property and facility managers need to manage the ongoing operation and maintenance of building systems and to maximize building efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Key topic areas: building design and construction • life-cycle costing • construction materials • structural systems • building envelopes • roofing • interior walls, ceilings, and flooring • HVAC and plumbing systems • building system controls and automation

Applies to: FMC and PAC certificates, FMA® and RPA® designations


Asset Management - RPA & FMA Elective

Today's property managers work hand-in-hand with asset managers and often serve as asset managers themselves. Expert education gives professionals the capability to build value in real estate assets, providing confidence to investors, owners, and building tenants. Make sense of your assets, discover the asset manager's role function and place in real estate and business, and master the ability to outperform competitors.

Key topic areas: asset planning forms of real estate ownership financial and environmental due diligence financial audits troubled assets maximum market value investment portfolio diversification investment analysis software

Applies to: PMFP certificate; FMA® and RPA® designations

Boilers, Heating Systems and Applied Mathematics - September 22-24, 2017 [Register Here]

Building technicians need to understand the inner workings of boilers, burners, controls, fittings, valves, and pumps, as well as how they connect and interrelate. This course will teach you how to operate and maintain steam, hot water, warm air, and radiant heating systems. You will also learn the principles of mathematics that are essential to operating these building systems.

Key topic areas:

heating systems operations mechanical components of heating systems heating sources thermodynamics steam and hydronic heating humidification basic mathematics needed to operate heating systems

Applies to:
SMC certificate
SMA® and SMT® designations

Recommendations:
USGBC Recommendation: 24 GBCI continuing education hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program

Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II

This course provides information property and facility managers must have to increase occupant safety and comfort while facilitating building efficiency to meet the business goals of an organization. This course will cover building systems management, analytics, and optimization, best practices in building operations and maintenance, and high performance security and life safety systems design.

Key topic areas: energy management • security systems • business continuity • fire protection and life safety systems • electrical systems: clean power, green power, UPS systems and submetering • lighting • integrated pest management • solid waste management • vertical transportation systems • cleaning and maintenance of windows, metals, and other surfaces • contract cleaning • landscaping • parking

Applies to: FMC and PAC certificates, FMA® and RPA® designations


Budgeting & Accounting

Budgeting and Accounting features applications and problems you can use to create building and facilities' budgets. In this course, you will have the opportunity to apply concepts within the real property and facilities context. You will follow the accounting process and creation of a budget from start to finish, learning valuable skills such as how to interpret financial statements, annual reports, and statements of cash flows. You will also learn practical skills such as how to compile lease abstracts and prepare rent rolls. The course includes valuable exercises pertaining to computing productivity ratios, depreciation, ending cash balances, preparing income and expense budgets, and explaining budget variances.

Key topic areas: record-keeping requirements revenue and expenditure cycles cash basis income statement financial statements annual reports lease abstracts income and expense budgeting working with capital

Applies to: PAC and PMFP certificates; RPA® designation

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