BOMA San Francisco - Your Leading Source for Industry Education

Commercial real estate professionals look to BOMA as a leading source for industry education. BOMA San Francisco offers a variety of education programs to fit the needs of building owners, mid to senior level management company executives, emerging real estate professionals, and corporate facility managers.

Throughout the year, we provide a variety of educational offerings such as webinars, in-person seminars, Career Success Workshops (CSW’s), and courses geared towards obtaining designations and certifications, such as Real Property Administrator (RPA), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA), Property Administrator (PAC), and Property Management Financial Proficiency (PMFP). 

Topical Seminars & Webinars

Our topical seminars, led by subject matter experts, cover timely and relevant issues addressing the wide-ranging needs of commercial real estate professionals.  Programs are offered either in-person or virtually and are 1-3 hours in length. BOMA webinars qualify for continuing professional development credit for the renewal of these industry designations: RPA, CMCP, FMA, SMA.  1 hour of class time equals 1 CPD credit.

BOMA Emerging Professionals (EP) Career Success Workshops

BOMA Emerging Professionals are association members in the early stage (0-5 years) of their commercial real estate careers. Career Success Workshops, also known as CSW’s, are lunchtime programs designed to enhance the learning and skill development of future industry and BOMA leaders. The workshops are open to all members; however, they are geared towards emerging professionals that are looking for exposure to the skill sets necessary to excel and navigate the career paths available in commercial real estate. 

Foundations of Real Estate Management

Foundations of Real Estate Management (FREM) is a 7-module, entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management, and more.

The FREM course is perfect for commercial real estate professionals with less than 5 years of experience, administrative assistants, students, or anyone considering a career in commercial real estate.  Experienced professionals seeking to fill training gaps and understand important management and operations fundamentals will benefit from this course.

Foundations is for all experience levels, It:

  • Reinforces on-the-job training for junior and assistant property managers
  • Provides “feet-on-the-ground” experience and exposure for administrative assistants and students considering a career in commercial real estate
  • Offers a great refresher for experienced professionals — fills training gaps and provides important management and operations updates
  • Supports suppliers and building engineers who benefit from understanding the basics of real estate management

Professional Designations & Certification Programs

BOMA San Francisco offers coursework towards obtaining professional designations and certifications developed by the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) in coordination with BOMA International.
Plan Your Path

Whether you are new to the commercial real estate industry or a professional looking to enhance your skills and gain recognition, a BOMI certificate program is right for you. All certificate programs provide the fundamental knowledge you need to better understand your job responsibilities and are a great steppingstone to a BOMI designation.

To earn a BOMI certificate, learners must complete three courses and pass an exam at the end of each course to show their understanding of program content. Certificates may be earned until a designation is achieved.

Property Administrator (PAC) Certificate

Learn how to manage the ongoing operation and maintenance of building systems and to maximize building efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Courses Required:

  • Budgeting and Accounting
  • Design, Operations, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
  • Design, Operations, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II

Property Management Financial Proficiency (PMFP) Certificate

Improve overall efficiencies by understanding all areas of investment decision making, how to analyze financial statements and how to construct productive property facility budgets.

Courses Required:

  • Asset Management
  • Budgeting and Accounting
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance

Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP)

Designed for early-career property professionals who are looking to validate their industry knowledge, this certification will take your career to the next level. As the only certification of its kind in the industry, the CMCP communicates your ability to be an effective commercial property manager and your strong understanding of the responsibilities of the role. And now, individuals who complete the CMCP Prep Course and earn their CMCP Certification can receive competency credit for the elective course Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers, which can be applied  to BOMI International's RPA designation program.

CMCP Advantages:

  • Offers recognition early in one’s career (typically 1–5 years of experience).
  • Requires 30-hours of instruction (can be met by the Exam Preparation Course below).
  • Validates foundational knowledge in key areas of property management.
  • Evaluates readiness for additional training, responsibilities and career advancement.
  • Quickly assists employers with on-boarding new property managers and assessing industry knowledge and career potential.

For a quick introduction to the certification program and to find out how you can stand out, please watch this short video

For more information and to apply, please visit

Real Property Administrator (RPA)

What is the RPA® Designation?

The RPA (Real Property Administrator) designation program positions property managers for success by providing insight into and knowledge of operating a commercial building. You’ll gain a full understanding of the diverse aspects of property management involved in analyzing a building in its entirety. The program will teach you to maximize a building’s net income while minimizing risks, thereby enhancing your standing in the industry, and positioning you for long-term success.

What will I learn?

In the RPA® program, you’ll learn how to enhance the value of the asset through proper and strategic decision making. Components of this program include design, operation, and maintenance of an office building. You will become fully versed in budgeting and accounting for commercial real estate, risk management, and best practices in bidding. This program also covers reviewing and selecting contract providers, marketing and leasing the building, and operating the asset from an owner’s perspective through a comprehensive asset management component.

Whether you're an individual looking to grow your career, or a company needing talent development, BOMI's world-renowned professional education programs make perfect business sense.

Benefits for Individuals

  • Our stackable credentials build on each other, reduce redundancy, and provide the critical knowledge and skills needed for personal and organizational success
  • Program content is developed and delivered by leading professionals in the industry and their areas of expertise – giving you real-world experiences and results
  • Holding one of BOMI’s industry-standard designations can significantly enhance your career opportunities and job security while increasing your knowledge, prestige, and earning potential
  • Our programs help you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the property and facility management industries

Benefits for Employers

  • BOMI is the ONLY organization that offers education in property, facility, and building management
  • We offer education in distinct career paths for all of your employees, from finance and leasing to facility planning and building operations
  • Applying BOMI’s knowledge and training can help increase the value of your properties
  • Our consistent, high-quality educational programs add significant value by helping increase teamwork, efficiency, client satisfaction, cost savings, safety, and employee retention
  • BOMI graduates are more confident and more likely to take on additional job responsibilities, increasing productivity

Required courses:

  • Budgeting and Accounting
  • Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
  • Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II
  • Environmental Health and Safety Issues
  • Ethics is Good Business®, ShortCourse
  • Law and Risk Management
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance

Elective courses (choose one):

  • Asset Management
  • Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers
  • Managing the Organization

Credential Requirements

Participants will complete eight courses and the RPA Capstone Exam to earn the RPA® designation. Learn more about program requirements and course content by visiting