become a cpd provider

Allied Members - As you know, BOMI International provides education to professionals in the property, facilities and systems maintenance industries. Completion of BOMI International's education programs leads to attainment of the RPA®, FMA®, or SMA® designations. 

To maintain status of these designations, BOMI International graduates are required to meet a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement every three years. Allied Members are now able to become CPD providers to facilitate such classes. If you are interested in becoming an Approved Provider, please complete the Approved Provider Application and return to BOMI International.

Completed applications, with a sample copy of your course completion certificate/letter should be submitted to: 

BOMI International
Professional Development Department
One Park Place, Suite 475
Annapolis, MD 21401
1-800-235-BOMI (2664)
Fax: 410-974-1935


BOMA Greater Tampa Bay Area provides the latest tools and techniques for effective real estate management to meet the demands of a rapidly changing legal and professional environment. Learn how to attract and retain more tenants, improve your corporate assets, and strengthen your credentials in our classrooms, networking events and programs. Augment this training with online classes conducted by BOMI International, led by the world’s leading experts in commercial real estate. 

Announcements Regarding the Real Property Administrator (RPA®) Designation Program

In addition to the knowledge gained through education, property professionals in today’s world are required to meet more rigorous performance expectations in a rapidly evolving industry. To ensure the RPA® Designation Program represents these changing needs, BOMI International has made the following changes to the RPA® Designation curriculum, effective January 1, 2015.

Experience Requirement 

Students who enroll in the RPA® Designation Program are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable property management experience or equivalent. The experience must be performed for a portfolio or building 50,000 square feet or larger. Work-related experience must include responsibility in 24 of the 35 criteria outlined in the outlined in the revised Experience Requirement criteria verification form.

The changes to the requirement extends the credibility of the RPA® Designation for the thousands of industry professionals and employers who rely on BOMI International to deliver high-quality education programs that advance careers and add value to organizations.  

Course Requirements 

As of January 1, 2015, BOMI International will be retiring the Fundamentals of Real Property Administration course. The RPA® Designation Program will continue to call for completion of seven required courses and one elective course. Please note that program requirements depend on when you enrolled in the RPA® Designation Program. 

The new course structure for the RPA® Designation Program is as follows:

Required Courses

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


Elective Courses (choose ONE)

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


If you have questions regarding the changes explained above, please contact a BOMI International Education Coordinator at 1.800.235.BOMI (2664) or e-mail