Managers at all organizational levels, from the C-Suite to the front-line, must demonstrate proficiency in varying roles within any workplace. Leading people, business units or projects requires a blend of technical know-how and interpersonal skills. Basic supervision requires individuals who understand what to do when faced with change, how to effectively communicate with others, and how to empower employees and enable them to overcome the daily challenges they face. Most importantly, they create an atmosphere where each team member can contribute to the overall success of the organization. As more experienced facilities management professionals (FMs) continue to retire, organizations across the globe face not only a talent vacuum with respect to skilled engineering personnel but also the pain of filling leadership vacancies in their facilities management operations. This pain is not only being felt across the built environment. Government agencies and organizations from all corners of the public and private sectors depend on knowledgeable leaders to ensure the integrity of their business continuity. We designed the Certified Professional Supervisor (CPS) credential to certify the skills of those professionals who possess the requisite combination of expertise in organizational dynamics and adeptness in motivation techniques that forms the basis of effective leadership.
Our subject matter experts continuously review the content presented in the CPS program to ensure it reflects the most up-to-date knowledge base regarding communication skills, conflict resolution, business and employment law, and team building strategies. Earning the CPS showcases both the technical and soft skills required to lead people and projects in the global economy.
The class meetings for this CPS Instructor-Guided Online Review Course (CPS IG-ORC) will be conducted via Zoom. The week before the course begins, candidates will receive the latest copy of the CPS Review Pack and a link to join the Zoom meeting. The instructor will lead class meetings as follows:
Subject Matter Covered
Monday, December 6
12 PM EST
4 PM EST
Tuesday, December 7
Monday, December 13
Tuesday, December 14
Stephen R. Parker, CPE
Director, Plant Facilities
Sodexo – Sinai Health System
To enroll in the Certified Professional Supervisor (CPS) review course, a candidate must register for the review course by the deadline posted on this registration page. Unless otherwise stated, the CPS Review Course does not include the CPS Exam. Again, this CPS Instructor-Guided Online Review Course (CPSIG-ORC) qualifies and prepares a candidate to sit for the CPS Exam. Well-qualified candidates may apply to sit for the CPS Exam without taking the CPS Review Course. Please see Option 1 for details on the CPS Exam. The CPS Exam is offered four times each year by the AFE Home Office. Candidates must sit for the CPS Exam within twelve months of submitting a successful CPS Exam Application. Click HERE to review the CPS Exam Application.
Once completed, the CPS Self-Directed Online Review Course (CPSSD-ORC) will allow a candidate to move through the review material at her or his own pace via our learning management system, the AFE SmartTEAM LMS. Candidates will achieve a passing grade for the SD-ORC by successfully completing each of the content units along with the corresponding SCORM assessment following each unit. The content units must be completed in order.
Similarly, the CPS Instructor-Guided Online Review Course (CPSIG-ORC) groups candidates into cohorts who meet regularly with our group of Official AFE Professional Development Instructors for the CPS program. The class meeting schedule for each credentialing review course is determined by the instructors and posted above.
Review course fees must be paid via credit card, if registering online. To pay by PO or invoice, please contact our Credentialing & Professional Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Non-Member ORC registration fee includes an AFE FM Pro (I YR) Membership.
Candidates who register for any AFE Credentialing Live Review Course (LRC) or Online Review Course (ORC) may cancel said registration on or before the cancellation date posted on the web portal for each course. Cancellations requested on or before the posted cancellation date will be subject to a $225 application administrative fee, which will be deducted from the applicable refund amount. Refunds will be issued within thirty days from the cancellation date via the payment method used to register for the course. Cancellation requests received after the posted date will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to 80% of the total registration fee, which will be deducted from the applicable refund amount.