by Johann Nacario — April 27, 2022 — The University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education Facilities Management Certificate Program has been accredited by the Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) of the IFMA Foundation as a Facility Management Registered Degree Program (RDP). The IFMA Foundation accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter the facilities management (FM) field leading the way in innovation, emerging building technologies, and anticipating the safety, health and well-being of facility occupants.
The IFMA Foundation’s accreditation process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the FM discipline. Developed by technical professionals from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the FMAC criteria focus on what students experience and learn. FMAC accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government.
Angela Jeantet, senior academic director of Education, Business, Engineering and Life Sciences, remarked:
UCI’s long-standing alliance with IFMA underscores our commitment to providing job-ready skills that help facility professionals move their career forward. Our reputation for creating academic programs that align with industry needs means that students will be well trained and prepared to succeed in the workforce.