Hundreds of parks, public land, and recreation agency employees have completed the Eppley Institute’s Facility Management Practices Certificate Program since its introduction in 2014. Based on student evaluations and review by experts the certificate program has been completely re-worked to better inform facility management best practices in parks, public land, and recreation agencies.
The certificate program, with the overall goal of improving the management of facility and park assets in the agency’s portfolio, consists of five online e-courses. The certificate program requires the completion of the online courses as well as course assignments that ensures that individuals completing the certificate program can better managing agency assets and adhere to industry best practices for improved management of the park and facility portfolio.
The goals of the certificate program build on each other allowing for this forward-looking approach to managing the facility portfolio in a park, public land, and recreation agency.
- Understand and define what is the role, function and purpose of facility and asset management
- Define the agency’s Asset Management Process
- Inventory all of the agency’s assets, with necessary detail
- Create and/or modify a method prioritize the agencies assets in an index or tool
- Understand and outline operational and maintenance work required for the assets in the portfolio
- Create and perform condition assessments for agency assets
- Describe the process of creating scopes of work and cost estimates
- Create a yearly operations and maintenance plan for your park
The individual course names:
- Introduction to Parks and Recreation Facility Management Practices
- Metrics and Data-Driven Decision Making
- Conducting Condition Assessments
- Creating a Scope of Work and Basics of Cost Estimating
- Yearly Operations and Maintenance Planning
Look for the updated certificate program in early September as Eppley finishes a final review by our facility management experts!