May 20, 2020 | | Connex News
J.D. Wilcox, Vice President, Client Services, Lane Valente Industries, Inc. has earned the ProFM Credential. Read below to see why the ProFM was a great fit for Wilcox.
Why did you choose the ProFM program?
I felt it was a natural progression after completing the RFMP. After reviewing the functional knowledge areas, it became clear I was involved in each of these competencies on a daily basis. I therefore felt it was important to get involved in the program to gain more knowledge and to reinforce the things I do in my daily responsibilities.
How did you use the study tools – reading and online quizzes - to progress through the program?
The Progress reports at the end of each section were helpful. The on-line quizzes within each module were extremely valuable, and the Cumulative Glossary was a necessity for the test. The best advice I can give is to be sure you get the books (I almost didn’t, glad someone convinced me to spend a little more to get them) – I can’t imagine doing it all on a computer.
How will the knowledge gained from the ProFM program help you in your day-to-day work responsibilities and/or in your career overall?
I think the FM decisions we all make daily are driven by so many different factors, that we rarely stop to consider how many factors are involved in the decision. For example, a simple quote recommendation may involve considerations such as repair or replace, tenant vs. landlord responsibility, capital requirements, financial payback periods, contractual obligations, compliance (code requirements), utility considerations, environmental impact, and overall customer satisfaction. The program covered all these areas in detail while tying it all everything together.
Why would you recommend that other suppliers earn the ProFM credential?
I think it’s a great way to meet other people in the industry while learning new skills.
Connex is proud to partner with the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI), the founding body and administrator of the ProFM credential. The partnership strengthens the Connex facility management credential program. Connex members have access to special discounts. Click here for more information.
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