Facility Education and Development Program (FEDP)

We are happy to provide our Facility Education and Development Program to all public schools in the state of Vermont! We have partnered with the ISSA and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) to provide professional development opportunities to Vermont school facility staff. Our goal with FEDP is to provide schools with the tools and information to better protect and conserve their facilities. With a need and desire for professional development amongst school facilities staff, we want to provide cost effective opportunities to learn and grow our Vermont school facility teams. These opportunities will lead to better educational facilities that we believe will make a meaningful difference.

Note: Multi-Line members have access to the school management training grant that covers up to $1,000 per fiscal year. Click here to apply for the grant.

ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. Their mission is to:

  • Facilitate ongoing networking, communications, and commercial opportunities for the members.
  • Provide members with the highest quality, industry-specific, relevant information.
  • Be the most widely accepted resource for knowledge and standards regarding professional business practices and making the scientific connection between cleaning and health.
  • Have the greatest impact on establishing a global cleaning community.

Certified Custodial Technician (C.C.T.)

Ideal for new and experienced custodial staff. ISSA's K-12 package will cost you only $450 (regularly $1,279)!

To register please email, CMI@issa.com this completed form here

Learn more by watching the recorded webinar here.

Package includes:

- One CMI Certified Custodial Technician Training Program – Basic & Advanced - online
- One individual membership in ISSA in the In-House Service Provider ISSA membership category
- Sixty calendar days of unlimited access to the ISSA Online Learning Institute

The Custodial Technician Training and Certification program was developed by CMI more than 50 years ago and has been helping cleaning operations adopt best practices ever since. The program is designed for front line custodians and teaches basic and advanced skills in all areas of commercial building cleaning.

Our Custodial Technician Training program is split into Basic and Advanced Levels. The Basic Level includes six modules, and the Advanced Level contains three modules. Each module covers a different cleaning subject and each has a corresponding certification exam.

Custodial Technician Basic Version 6 (Daily Maintenance Tasks)

  • Customer Service
  • The Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Basic Cleaning of Above-Floor Surfaces
  • Basic Cleaning of Hard Floor Surfaces
  • Basic Cleaning of Carpeted Floor Surfaces
  • Basic Cleaning of Restrooms and Shower Rooms

Custodial Technician Advanced Version 6(Project Style Tasks)

  • Advanced Cleaning of Hard Floor Surfaces
  • Advanced Cleaning of Carpeted Floor Surfaces
  • Advanced Cleaning of Above-Floor Surfaces

More information can be found on ISSA's website here.

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals. Our partnership with IFMA offers an internationally recognized Essentials of Facility Management training, Facility Management Professional (FMP®) credential program, and Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP®) credential program.

Essentials of Facility Management

Ideal for all who have an interest or say in managing school facilities. Online access to all 10 modules will cost you only $250 (regularly $590)!

You may register for the training here.

Watch the recorded webinar to learn more: Watch Here

Essentials of Facility Management Modules

  1. Intro to Facilities Management
  2. Intro to Operations and Maintenance
  3. The Basics of Building Systems
  4. The Application of Technology
  5. The Implications of Health and Safety
  6. Supervisory Roles in Facility Work Management
  7. Applying Work Management to Building Systems
  8. Work Management Tools in FM
  9. Managing Contracts in FM
  10. Managing and Tracking Customer Relations in FM

More information can be found on IFMA's website here.

Facility Management Professional (FMP®)

Ideal for Facility directors and managers with 1-3 years of experience. Online access to all material, requiring 40 to 50 hours of self-study, will cost you only $950 (regularly $1,850). This discount is provided upon completion of the Essentials of Facility Management.

You may register for the training here.

Watch the recorded webinar to learn more: Watch Here

The FMP® certification is a knowledge-based credential and is ANSI Accredited. This is a great opportunity for school facility personnel to gather the critical knowledge in the facilities profession. The entire training and assessments are offered online through IFMA’s platform and are self-guided with 2 years to complete. Upon registering you will have access to the reading materials online and must complete the interactive study tools for each course. You must pass each of the four online assessments in order to receive your FMP® credential. After completing the four assessments you will be asked to fill out an FMP® Application for your credential.

4 Core Competencies

1) Finance and Business

  • Finance and Business in the Facility Organization
  • Financial Management of the Facility Organization
  • Procurement in the Facility Organization
  • Contracts in the Facility Organization

2) Leadership and Strategy

  • Plan Strategically
  • Lead and Manage the Facility Organization
  • Provide Leadership to the Entire Organization

3) Operations and Maintenance

  • Introduction to Operations and Maintenance
  • Assess Facility Needs
  • Manage/Oversee Operations and Maintenance of Building, Systems, and Equipment
  • Manage/Oversee Occupant Services
  • Select the Best Resources
  • Measure Operations and Maintenance Performance

4) Project Management

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Define Projects
  • Plan Projects
  • Manage and Oversee Projects
  • Close Projects

More information can be found on IFMA's website here.

Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP®)

Ideal for a wide range of professionals looking to increase credibility. Online access to course material will cost you $1,495 per person. Price includes certificate application.

You may register for the training here.

The Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP) credential is a time-tested credential that helps facility managers make data-driven decisions and understand sustainable best practices.

3 Focus Areas:

Strategy & Alignment

Learn how to align, implement, review, measure, and communicate sustainable strategies.

Managing Sustainable Facilities

Manage sustainable program development from concept to implementation to change management. Identify goals, metrics, and tools to measure program performance.

Operating Sustainable Facilities

Implement tools and strategies to improve the sustainability of facility practices including water resources, materials, quality, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, waste management, and site considerations.

More information can be found on IFMA's website here.


For more information on these trainings please contact Ben Prevost by e-mail: ben@vsbit.org or telephone: 802-223-6132, ext. 7020. Thank You!

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