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Sports Facility Managers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Certification in facility management is not mandatory but is becoming a distinguishing credential among the managers of the largest, most profitable venues. A sports stadium or arena brings its owners a lot of revenue, and these owners aren't willing to trust the management of such lucrative venues to individuals who are not qualified to run them; certification is one way an administration can ensure that certain industry standards in facility management are met. The International Facility Management Association, probably the industry leader in certification, offers the designations certified facility manager, facility management professional, and sustainability facility professional. The International Association of Venue Managers offers the certified venue executive designation.

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