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GSA FBPTA Matrix Highlights BOMI International Designations, Core Competencies

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Facility Management, FacilityBlog, Featured Post, FM Alert, Professional Development, Topics

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Published on November 28, 2012 with No Comments

Based on the requirements affiliated with the Federal Building Personal Training Act (FBPTA), the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) worked with key industry resources to develop 232 core competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) individuals need to perform key job functions in property and facility management. The identified competencies were aligned in a matrix with recognized industry education providers who offer courses, certifications/accreditations, degrees, licenses, and registrations.

Based on the competency alignment process, the final GSA matrix reveals that out of 87 industry programs:

  • BOMI International’s Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designation program ranks first, meeting nearly 90% of the competencies.
  • BOMI International’s Facility Management Administrator (FMA®) designation program ranks second, meeting in excess of 76% of the competencies.

“As evidenced in the matrix, BOMI International strives to provide industry specific education programs that enhance the qualifications and productivity of property and facility professionals,” said Jeffrey Horn, president and CEO of BOMI International. “The efforts of our entire organization continue to position us as a trusted educational resource to government agencies, corporations, and industry associations. It’s a very good feeling to know that employers and employees are turning to our programs to gain the critical knowledge and skills needed for personal and organizational success.” 



About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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