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Education Committee



The Education Committee oversees all of the educational courses through BOMI for the designations of RPA, FMA and SMA. The committee also develops educational and professional practice programs.


  • Chair: Leslie Fisk, CBRE
  • BOMA Staff: Matthew Peralta, Executive Director

Designation & Certificate Programs


Across the commercial property industry, a BOMI International designation is recognized as a mark of distinction, an emblem of achievement backed by BOMI's own history of excellence in developing and offering advanced education and training programs. Through BOMA Silicon Valley and BOMI International, the commercial real estate industry has access to the finest professional education designation programs in commercial real estate.

Sherie Dunn Memorial Scholarship


The Sherie Dunn Memorial Scholarship was established in loving memory of our founding president. In October 2016, the BOMA Board of Directors expanded the scholarships to a quarterly program providing paid registration for one of the following each quarter: BOMI class offered for a designation or certificate program anywhere in the USA; a qualifying college level real estate course; or a real estate school course to count towards a CA BRE license or license renewal.


Click here to learn more about the Sherie Dunn Memorial Scholarship for qualifying candidates.

Independent Study


Click here to learn about independent study and other resources available from BOMI.

RPA Designation Program


BOMI International's RPA® designation program serves the educational needs of both third-party property managers and corporate property managers. By familiarizing you with the many aspects of operating a commercial building, the RPA designation program helps you integrate these issues into the broader task of property management. You'll gain the insight and knowledge necessary to analyze a building in its entirety: building systems design, operation, and maintenance; commercial real estate law; investment and finance; risk management and insurance; leasing and marketing; asset management; environmental health and safety; and more.  The RPA program teaches 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.

FMA Designation Program


BOMI International’s FMA® designation program enhances your career by making you a more effective, knowledgeable facilities professional, thus positioning you as a key strategic professional within your organization. This program teaches you to manage facilities in a way that best supports staff and fits into the organization’s overall objectives. You’ll develop valuable skills in strategic planning, project management, corporate finance, capital investment, and physical asset management. You’ll also learn about new facilities technologies, environmental health and worker safety, and other timely issues. Whether you’re a new or experienced facilities manager, or someone in a related profession who will benefit from knowing how to create a quality work environment that maximizes productivity, the FMA program is right for you.

Scholarship Opportunities


Asian Commercial Professionals Scholarship - Application due March 11, 2020

  • Asian Commercial Professionals ("ACP") is a San Francisco Bay Area-based 501c6 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering leadership, education, networking and scholarship within the commercial real estate and facilities industry. Consistent with one of its goals of encouraging and recognizing excellence in pursuing a career in the commercial real estate and facilities industry, ACP is providing multiple scholarship opportunities.
  • Who is Eligible?
    • Asian-American high school seniors and college students studying Commercial Real Estate or related fields
    • Asian-American working professionals in Commercial Real Estate or related fields looking to advance in their field
    • Scholarship winners must be able to attend Scholarship Award Dinner on April 29, 2020
  • Scholarship Benefits
    • Minimum dollar amount for scholarships: $1,000
    • Mentoring from leaders in the industry
    • FREE: 1st year of premium membership (Membership Plus) in ACP

Click here to apply for the Asian Commercial Professionals Scholarship.