ADCpinWhat is ADC?

The Affiliate Development Certification, or ADC, enables SFA Affiliate Members (those whose duties support the director of school facilities) to broaden their knowledge, sharpen their skills and achieve a key milestone that can move their career forward. Through ADC, you prove or gain competencies across the spectrum of facility issues — from personnel management and technical systems to facilities management, safety and codes. 

Click on the ADC Pin image for the list of Facility Management Professionals who achieved the Affiliate Development Certification designation.

Don't See Your Name on this List? Get Started Today! The first step is completing the brochure and sending in payment.

Download the Affiliate Development Program Brochure.

Who Qualifies?

All Affiliate members in good standing qualify to participate in the program.

Who Can Become an Affiliate Member?

  • All persons who are regularly employed by a public or private educational institution in the State of New York.
  • All persons who perform similar duties within the scope of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds or duties allied to this position such as health and safety coordinator, supervisor of maintenance, supervisor of custodians.
  • Eligibility for membership in doubtful cases to be determined by the membership committee after investigation.
  • Affiliate Members shall enjoy the same privileges as Active Members except the right to vote. They may hold office at the Chapter level but may not hold office as State Officers and/or State Directors.

Why ADC?

Because it upgrades your skills and opens doors to professional development opportunities. With technology changing so fast, and communities asking more of their facilities, school districts actively seek leaders who have demonstrated their skills, experience and commitment to learning. The ADC communicates that you are committed to your field and to professional development, making you a more desirable candidate as you seek to move forward. Even in your current position, the knowledge you gain from the ADC equips you to better serve your community.

How Do I Complete the ADC?

For starters, complete and return an application. Once enrolled in the program, candidates will need to earn 300 points after acceptance into the program. These points come from many different sources: completion of education and training courses, attendance at the SFMI Professional Development Conference, production of a Personal Data Portfolio that displays your work experience, college courses, certifications and an interview, among others. And if you become a school facilities director, you can apply your ADC points directly to your pursuit of the Certified Director of Facilities (CDF) designation. It is the ADC participant's responsibility to track points earned and to maintain support documentation of all programs attended

Requirement Points Required Minimum/Max
SFMI Annual Conference 5 Yes 1 conference required/ max 20 points
Seminars 6/day Facilities-related/max 30 points
SFMI Course 10/day Yes Minimum 2 courses/no max points
B.O.C. or Equivalent 6/day Max 50 points
Additional B.O.C. 6/day
Portfolio 50 Yes Minimum 38 points
Leadership 2 Per office held per year/max 10 point
MVCC 25 3-hour course (must be required in FM Syllabus)
Other College 25 3-hour course (must be required in FM Syllabus)
BOCES Training 6/day Max 30 points
Vendor Training 4/day Max 20 points
NYS Codes Enforcement 50
NYS Pesticide 25
Certified Pool Operator 25
Other certifications (Facilities related) 6/day Max 25 points
Interview 25 Yes Minimum score 19
School Facilities Managers' Academy 100 Yes

School Facilities Personnel Academy 50
School Facilities Communication Academy 50
Total ADC     Must achieve 300 points
Total AADC     Must achieve 450 points

 

General Procedures for Tracking Your Progress:

  • Application received at SFMI office
  • Applicant's SFA membership status is confirmed and information entered into the SFMI database
  • Applicant registers and attends required training programs, noted above
  • SFMI training program attendance is tracked in the SFA database
  • Upon earning enough points, applicant submits their resume to SFMI office
  • SFMI staff forwards Candidate Qualifications portfolio to SFMI Co-Chairs for review/evaluation
  • If candidate meets criteria, an appointment for a "mock interview" is made
  • If candidate successfully completes interview phase they are issued a certificate of completion at the SFMI annual convention

Congratulations on your commitment to professional growth in the field of facilities management. Please contact us if we can be of assistance to you along the way at sfmi@nyssfa.com or (800) 359-7242.

ADC Applicant Resources

Once you have been accepted into the program you will receive a confirmation letter as well as the ADP Application. This application is also available below along with an ADC resume template.

Download the pdf Affiliate Development Program Application (410 KB)

Download the ADC Resume Template

Download the ADC Directions


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What is AADC?

Advanced Affiliate Development Certification is the next step on your road to success. After successfully completing your ADC you can move on to earn your AADC. The AADC consists of 13 additional competencies, an Accreditation Committee Review and an Accreditation Committee interview. 

Click on the AADC Pin image for the list of Facility Management Professionals who achieved the Advanced Affiliate Development Certification designation. 

Don't See Your Name on this List? Get Started Today! The first step is completing the brochure and sending in payment.

Download the Affiliate Development Program Brochure.

Who Qualifies?

All Affiliate members who are in good standing and have successfully completed the ADC

Why AADC?

Through AADC you continue to gain and prove competencies across the spectrum of facilities issues. At this advanced level you gain competencies in architectural systems, transportation systems, facility maintenance systems, occupational safety and health, civil structural systems, blueprint reading, real property contracts, fire protection systems, principals of measurement, legal relationships, site systems, managerial accounting and insurance for vendors.

How Do I Complete the AADC?

To complete the AADC you must earn an additional 150 points after you complete your ADC (450 total) in the 13 additional competencies listed above. This will be followed by an Accreditation Committee review and an Accreditation Committee interview. See points chart above for point values of various training/professional development options. Please note that it is the ADCC participant's responsibility to track all points earned and maintain support documentation for all training completed.

General Procedures for Tracking Your Progress

    1. Application received at SFMI office
    2. Applicants SFA membership is confirmed and information is entered into our database
    3. Applicant attends the appropriate training programs
    4. SFMI training program attendance is tracked in the SFA database
    5. Upon earning enough points, applicant submits resume to the SFA office
    6. Staff forwards Candidate Qualification portfolio to SFMI Co-Chairs for review/evaluation
    7. If candidate meets requirements, an appointment for a mock interview is scheduled
    8. If candidate successfully completes interview phase they are issued a certificate of completion at the SFMI annual conference

AADC Applicant Resources

Once you have been accepted into the program you will receive a confirmation letter and an AADC Application. The application is also available below along with a AADC Resume Template.

Download the pdf Affiliate Development Program Application (410 KB)

Download the AADC Resume Template

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your commitment to professional growth in the facilities management profession! Please contact us if we can be of assistance to you along the way at sfmi@nyssfa.com or (800) 359-7242.


Key Contacts:

Keith Watkins, CDF, ADC - Accreditation Chair
Director of Facilities
Phoenix Central Schools
11 Oneida St
Phoenix, NY 13135
kwatkins@phoenixcsd.org
Office 315.695.1537
Fax 315.695.6259 

Elaine MacLachlan, AADC, ADC - ADC/AADC Coordinator
Assistant Director of Facilities II
Skaneateles CSD
49 East Elizabeth St
Skaneateles, NY 13152
emaclach@skanschools.org 
Office: 315-291-2295

SFMI Headquarters
136 Everett Road
Albany, NY 12205
(800) 359-7242 toll-free
sfmi@nyssfa.com

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