From public short courses and workshops to ongoing client-contracted courses, PSFEI’s instructors bring more than 80 years of combined expertise to provide a variety of facility-related topics.

Facilities Management Courses

  • Facilities Water Conservation and Management (FWCM)
  • Facility Infrastructure Fundamentals Training (FIFT)
  • Fundamentals of High Performance Buildings (FHPB)
  • Smart Building Operations Training (SBOT)
  • Effective Facility Operations and Maintenance (EFOM)
  • Fundamentals of Effective Facility Commissioning (FEFC)

Short Course Subjects

  • Effective facility management
  • Fundamentals of medium voltage systems
  • Electrical safety and arc flash training
  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system operation and maintenance
  • Central boiler plant operation and maintenance
  • Facility infrastructure fundamentals

ProFM® Credential Instructor-Led Course

The facility management industry is undergoing tremendous changes due in part to new cutting-edge technologies, globalization and significant retirement gaps. Prepare yourself for the FM industry of the future by earning your ProFM credential. ProFM’s current and relevant body of knowledge defines a new global standard for facility professionals.

Unsure where to start? PSFEI’s ProFM Credential Instructor-Assisted Course can help you earn your credential, while proving your value to colleagues and employers and filling in any knowledge gaps you may have along the way. This intensive program combines expert FM instruction with the ProFM Credential Program study materials and assessment, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track to complete your ProFM goals.

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Smoke School: Visible Emissions Training Program

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute’s (PSFEI) Visible Emissions Training Program, also known as Smoke School, offers opacity training for people who want to become certified “smoke readers.” Smoke School presents technical information on opacity, but does not require formal education in science, engineering, or technology. Participants in the program are trained to visually read the opacity of industrial plumes and conduct tests in accordance with EPA Method 9. Participants who complete smoke school training and pass the field test receive certification as an individual who has become familiar with Title V (Title 5) regulations and enforcement practices



The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835