To work towards these certifications, members receive points for attending the Association’s educational and professional development programs. These are included in March’s Critical Issues Summit, October’s Conference and December’s Academy.

These facilities management education programs will prepare individuals for positions in facilities management and further enhance the skills of those already in the field.

Critical Issues Summit

Starting in 2009 SFA and SFMI created a one-day comprehensive program - the Critical Issues Summit - to provide school facilities professionals with the most timely information and resources to continue providing safe, clean, healthy learning environments for students, teachers, administrators and the local community. This program is open to not only our members but other stakeholders in the NYS educational community, including business officials, school superintendents, principals, and more.

Critical Issues Summit 

School Facility Webinars

SFMI plans 3-4 webinars per year on a variety of topics critical to the management of school facilities and grounds.


School Facilities Managers' Academy

The School Facility Managers' Academy Series is the premier educational program for New York State School Facilities Directors, co-hosted by the NYS School Facilities Association (SFA) and the School Facilities Management Institute, Inc. (SFMI).

The Academy currently offers four different tracks with the Managers' Academy track being offered each year and one additional track being offered simultaneously. The additional tracks include the Leadership, Personnel Management and Security and Emergency Management. No matter if you're new to the field or a seasoned professional, there is a program that is right for you.

Managers’ Academy 

Contact Us

Association Headquarters
136 Everett Road
Albany, New York 12205
518.465.0563 phone
518.465.0579 fax
800.359.7242 toll free

Upcoming Events

Legislative Update Webinar - Monday, February 27 at 2pm

Advocacy Day - Tuesday, March 7, Albany
The New York State Legislature needs to hear a unified message from our Directors of Facilities!

Critical Issues Summit - Wednesday, March 8, Albany
Think Globally, Acting Locally to Achieve Your School Facility Goals!

Managing Nuisance Geese Webinar - 12-1pm, Thursday, March 30


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