Facilities management (FM) is the total management of all services that support the core business of an organisation.


Good facilities management makes a huge difference to the efficiency and productivity of a company, its staff and even its clients. Using best business practice, a company's operating costs can be reduced while its productivity is increased.

It is the discipline that ensures all the different buildings and services of a company work as efficiently as possible.

FM professionals are found in all sectors of industry, commerce and services and may be employed by consultants, facilities management providers, client departments, the public sector, etc.

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You must use this guide in conjunction with the core APC documentation, which consists of:

  • APC Requirements and competencies guide
  • APC Candidate guide
  • APC Counsellor guide 

The Associate pathway guide and submission template is available for download on the right hand side. Please use this guide in conjunction with the RICS Associate Candidate Guide.

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