Our Educational Offerings

BOMA/GLA offers BOMI International professional development programs for professionals with property or facility management responsibilities. All of our courses can be applied toward one or more of our certificate or designation programs, making it easy to 1) start with a course, (2) earn a certificate, and (3) achieve your designation.

Designation Programs

Across the commercial real estate industry, a BOMI International designation is recognized as a mark of distinction, an emblem of achievement backed by BOMI's own history of excellence in developing and offering advanced education and training programs. Through BOMA/GLA and BOMI International, the commercial real estate industry has access to the finest professional education designation programs in commercial real estate. Here in the Greater Los Angeles area, more students are taking advantage of these programs than anywhere in the nation. Acquire the skills necessary to succeed in this competitive industry.

BOMA/GLA currently offers education in three designation programs:

Real Property Administration (RPA)

Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)

High-Performance (HP)

Our courses are provided in an accelerated format, running all day Thursdays through Saturdays. In this intensive format students must be well prepared and are encouraged to review course materials before the course begins.

Real Property Administration (RPA)

The RPA designation program serves the educational needs of both third-party property managers and corporate property managers. By familiarizing you with the many aspects of operating a commercial building, the RPA designation program helps you integrate these issues into the broader task of property management.

Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)

FMA designation program enhances your career by making you a more effective, knowledgeable facilities professional, thus positioning you as a key strategic professional within your organization. This program teaches you to manage facilities in a way that best supports staff and fits into the organization’s overall objectives. You’ll develop valuable skills in strategic planning, project management, corporate finance, capital investment, and physical asset management. You’ll also learn about new facilities technologies, environmental health and worker safety, and other timely issues. Whether you’re a new or experienced facilities manager, or someone in a related profession who will benefit from knowing how to create a quality work environment that maximizes productivity, the FMA program is right for you.

High-Performance (HP)

Earn your HP designation by taking 3 courses. These enhanced designations give you an in-depth understanding of how to define, initiate, pay for, complete, and obtain a return on investment for sustainable initiatives within all segments of a building or portfolio.

The three-course High-Performance Program delivers an integrated and practical curriculum designed by industry leaders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to provide the advanced knowledge you need to:

  • Create and apply sustainable initiatives
  • Optimize current and future high-performance building operations
  • Maximize cost-savings and environmental stewardship
  • Increase your earning potential in the industry


Certificate Programs

Expand your knowledge and accelerate your career with a BOMI International certificate program. No matter what your experience, your aspirations, or your schedule, we have a program track that can take your career to the next level.

If you would like to gain knowledge, recognition, or establish a foundation for a future designation program, a BOMI International certificate program is right for you. Ideal for students who are new to the commercial real estate industry or are upgrading their skills, the certificate program provides credit for academic accomplishments and is a good way to begin your journey toward a BOMI International designation.

Find out more about our certificate programs:

Property Administrator Certificate (PAC)

Facilities Management Certificate (FMC)

Building Systems Maintenance Certificate (SMC)

Property Management Financial Proficiency Certificate (PMFP)

Building Energy Certificate (BEC)

More on the Certificate Programs