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PRSM’s RFMP is changing – the evolution of an industry designation

Retail is experiencing a historical evolution. PRSM is also evolving and that evolution will impact PRSM’s Retail Facilities Management Professional (RFMP) designation program. The existing RFMP program will be phased out December 31, 2018.

The RFMP designation, a mark of excellence achieved by an elite group of retail facility management professionals is considered a milestone in an individual's professional development and proof of the individual’s commitment to continuous improvement in the retail FM industry.

“We recognize the value and importance of a retail facilities professional designation,” stated Bill Yanek, PRSM CEO.  “However, it is time to take the designation to a new level, one that reflects the changes both PRSM and the industry have and will continue to experience. When we roll out the new designation program, I believe every PRSM member will be excited, recognize its value and want to hold the new designation.”

PRSM has good news for those who still want to secure their RFMP, have studied for their RFMP and even for those currently hold or have ever held the RFMP designation.

The RFMP is still the retail FM industry standard of excellence and PRSM will continue to provide study courses, throughout 2018, to prepare for the exam and members can take the exam any time.

For those who have taken the RFMP courses, but not taken the exam, we encourage you to review the materials and take the exam this year to ensure you receive your RFMP designation. You have already done the hard work – just take the exam and get your RFMP now!

Don’t miss out on the final opportunity to add this prestigious designation to your title. It will enhance your professional credibility, boost your career and make you a member of an elite group of retail facilities management professionals.

PRSM is always looking for ways to improve member education and boost FM credibility. PRSM will respect existing RFMPs and the effort spent securing the designation when determining future possible certification/certificate programs. More information about future certifications/designations will be provided as it becomes available

Finally, great news for those who currently hold or have ever held the RFMP designation. You will no longer have to get re-certified to keep the designation. You are now an RFMP for life and can include the designation in your title forever.  This privilege is also extended to anyone who has held the RFMP designation at any time since its inception.

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