WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification

The purpose of the WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification program is to develop a knowledge base for Building & Grounds/Facilities leaders, and to provide safe and healthful educational facilities in the State of Wisconsin.

 

Who Should Participate?

The Facilities Manager Core Certification and Facilities Manager Continuing Education Programs benefit facilities directors, business managers, district administrators, maintenance supervisors or anyone who has director or supervisory responsibility for the operations of school facilities.
 



Thank you to our Facilities Manager Core Certification Program Sponsor SERVPRO!

School District Benefits

  • Knowledge of current changing legislation and regulations.
  • Savings through efficiencies of operation, energy use and effective labor management.
  • Improved safety for students, staff and community.
  • Savings through fewer claims.
  • A healthy and safe learning environment.
  • Increase in public confidence.
  • Effective facility planning and budgeting

Personal Professional Benefits

  • Increase in knowledge which leads to increased confidence in your abilities.
  • Recognition in your district and by your peers.
  • Knowledge gained from a network of school facility managers and industry professionals.
  • Familiarity with current topics, trends and legislation affecting school facilities management.
  • Improved employment options.
  • Enhanced leadership skills.

Certification

The WASBO Facilities Manager Certification Program is offered by the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials and is recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Certification is the preferred end; however, individuals may take selected courses in the curriculum without obtaining Certification. Any level of participation will add to one’s experience and knowledge base. Those completing the Facilities Manager Core Certification program requirements are recognized at the WASBO Spring Conference.


Program Oversight

The Certification program is managed by the WASBO School Facilities Committee with support from the WASBO Executive Director and staff and the WASBO Safety & Risk Management Committee. The Facilities Committee identifies topics and speakers, reviews the course materials, and provides feedback to the speakers.

Required Hours for Certification

To obtain core Certification, an applicant must complete 32 hours of the WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification curriculum.


Frequency of Course Offerings

Each year courses are offered at the WASBO Facilities Management Conference, Spring Conference, Fall Conference and Midwest Facility MastersConference. A complete module is offered at each of these conferences. Additional sessions are offered at the Custodial & Maintenance Conferences. In a typical year, WASBO offers approximately 15 to 20 hours of courses, or 3-4 Modules, allowing a participant to complete the Certification in as little as two years.


To Receive Credit

At each course, scan the QR code in each session room using the WASBO GO App. For more information, visit wasbo.com/wasbogo. A sign-sheet sheet will be available as a back up. Your scan or signature will verify your attendance. This is our only record of your participation and must be recorded during session attendance to receive credit.

Required Curriculum

The Core curriculum is divided into eight modules and one introductory course. Each session in each module is required to achieve Certification.

So You Want to Be a Facilities Manager (1 Hour)

Core Module 1: Custodial Operations (4 Hours)
  • Building a High Performing Team
  • Performing Custodial Staffing Levels and Assessments
  • Custodial Supervision & Evaluation
  • Product & Equipment Selection
Core Module 2: Building Systems (4 Hours)
  • Energy Accounting & Education
  • Understanding HVAC
  • Electrical Systems: Lighting
  • Life Safety & Building Codes
Core Module 3: Environmental Health & Safety (4 Hours)
  • 20 Areas of Safety Concern & Responsibilities
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Asbestos & Integrated Pest Management
  • Employee Health & Safety
Core Module 4: Maintenance & Operations (4 Hours)
  • Exterior Building Envelope Maintenance
  • Roof Maintenance
  • Effective Preventative Maintenance Program
  • Building Automation Management Systems
Core Module 5: Facility Life Cycle & Budgeting (4 Hours)
  • Managing Sports Fields - Grass, Turf & Synthetic Surfaces
  • Budgeting for School Facilities Departments
  • Capital Planning: A Guide to Future Success
  • The Realities of Referendum Projects
Core Module 6: Leadership (3 Hours)
  • Interaction with the Public: How to Sell Your Program
  • How to Identify & Communicate Success
  • Excelling as a Leader
Core Module 7: Emergency Management, School Safety & Security (4 Hours)
  • Introduction to Emergency Planning
  • Security Assessment & Threat Preparedness
  • After Hours Emergencies: How to Plan
  • Active Threat Training - Live Action
Core Module 8: Business & Human Resources (4 Hours)
  • Hire Retire & Everything In Between
  • Real World Business Ethics for Facilities Directors
  • Good Business Leadership
  • Crucial Conversations & Strong Leadership

Upcoming Module Offerings:

  • Modules 7 & 8 - WASBO Facilities Management Conference - February 13-14, 2024 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Registration opening late 2023 at www.wasbo.com/facilities
  • Modules 1 & 2 - WASBO Foundation Spring Conference - May16-17, 2024 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Registration opening early 2024 at www.wasbo.com/spring


2023 Facilities Manager Core Certificants

Application/Enrollment

A person must apply through WASBO to enter the program. The applicant must be a WASBO member in good standing and maintain WASBO membership throughout the course of the program. The cost of program application is a one-time fee of $110. Individuals who have completed the Core Certification Program are automatically enrolled in the Continuing Education Program.

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WASBO Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education

Purpose of Program

To continually add to a knowledge base for Building & Grounds/Facilities leaders to provide safe and healthful educational facilities in the State of Wisconsin

Requirements for Continuing Education

To stay current in the Facilities Manager Continuing Education Program, a participant must complete 12 hours of the WASBO Facilities Manager Continuing Education Curriculum within each three-year period following initial Core Certification. Participants must be a WASBO member in good standing.

Frequency and Content of Course Offerings

Each year, courses are offered at the WASBOP Facilities Management Conference, Midwest Facility Masters Conference, WASBO Spring Conference, WASBO Fall Conference and four Custodial & Maintenance Conferences. All sessions relating to Facilities Management and/or Leadership will have a sign-in sheet circulated in the session, by signing in attendees are recording their attendance at the session. Each session is counted as 1 hour of Continuing Education.

For More Certification Information or Questions

Please contact Kaitlyn Peters at [email protected] or by phone at 608.249.8588.

Certificants by Year

2023

  • Greg Bartelt
  • Duane Bemis
  • Dale Bergman
  • Svetlin Borisov
  • Nathan Copsey
  • Scott Dedlow
  • Justin Drury
  • Carol Dufek
  • Jeff Elsen
  • Simon Farmery
  • William Fredericks
  • Garren Johnson
  • Ben Judd
  • Randy Knowlton
  • Josh Koenigs
  • Nicholas Kositzke
  • David Lischka
  • Aaron Matz
  • Mike McArdle
  • D.J. McNamer
  • Daniel Nelson
  • Glenn Neumann
  • Alan Ojala
  • Mario Ortega
  • Cheyenne Puzzo
  • Michael Puzzo
  • Richard Radke
  • Michael Radtke
  • Sean Ringer
  • Jordan Steger
  • Emily Wagner
  • Jess Warren
  • Peter Woreck

2022

  • Jessica Banton
  • Ron Beaver
  • Guy Boardman
  • Chad Brandau
  • Steven Eichman
  • Kevin Franz
  • Ben Frazer
  • Anna Goldbeck
  • Mike Graves
  • Andrea Heger
  • Joseph Heinz
  • Zain Heitz
  • Stuart Hellmer
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • Molly Lehman
  • Brandon Loomer
  • Javier Martinez
  • Tracy Peterson
  • Shane Potenberg
  • Patricia Pottratz
  • Joe Schaeffler
  • Nathan Sladky
  • Jodi Smeiska
  • Robert Sotala
  • Samantha Tillman
  • Dale Vethe
  • Brittany Wolf

2021

  • Scott Bessette
  • Matthew Billmyer
  • Carla Davis
  • David Elliott
  • Patrick Finnigan
  • Ryan Fritsch
  • Wes Schroeder
  • Tom Sperstad
  • Sean Strauss
  • Thomas Tickler, Jr.
  • Michael Wallace
  • Josh Youngbauer

2020

  • Christopher Ament
  • Edward Blake
  • Daniel Bocock
  • Brett Bond
  • Mitch Breed
  • Ryan Briese
  • Tony Camacho
  • John Cervantes
  • Roger Dolliver
  • Jonathan Ellis
  • Louis Fortier
  • Dennis Fox
  • Jennifer Gajewski
  • Ben Gappa
  • Ben Gasper
  • Jeremy Ginter
  • Andy Hensley
  • Joseph Janusheske
  • Mike Kozlosky
  • Roy Lindgren
  • Troy Marshall
  • Michael Martinezdelacotera
  • Kyle McCarthy
  • Billie Jo Mohn
  • Brett Netzel
  • Addam Paprocki
  • William Peterson
  • Nate Prokop
  • Joe Pucillo
  • Ryan Quinn
  • Sarah Quinones
  • Justin Rebicek
  • Kevin Roever
  • Jason Schick
  • Michelle Silver
  • Harvey Simdon
  • Daniel Steinmetz
  • Anthony Sullivan
  • Joseph Tilton
  • Paul Vogel
  • Joel Weber
  • Kent Weinman
  • James Wunnicke
  • Rich Zentner

2019

  • Brian Appleman
  • Mike Carlson
  • Karl Christofferson
  • Jeff Curwick
  • Amado Hernandez
  • Eric Hidde
  • Thomas Hodgert
  • Michael Kelly
  • William King
  • Kevin Konkel
  • Dan LaPorte
  • Franklin Lord
  • Gary Malchow
  • Larry McGowan
  • Todd Miller
  • Dave O'Mara
  • Christopher Osowski
  • Nicholas Phillips
  • Tony Proft
  • John Rick
  • Steve Shulta
  • Kristin Slava
  • Gary Stanley
  • Daniel Thompson
  • Tom Voight
  • Wayne Vorwerk
  • Timothy Williamson
  • Mark Worthing

2018

  • Edward Behnke
  • David Bohnen
  • Nathan Carlson
  • Josh Carter
  • Andrew Daniels
  • William Eberle
  • Cristine Escobedo
  • Dave Farwell
  • Steve Franz
  • Mike Freybler
  • Nicholas Haddon
  • Aaron Heeg
  • Tom Hintze
  • Scott Johnson
  • Jeff Knodl
  • David Paulick
  • Tim Pawzun
  • Dale Peterson
  • Kyle Quinn
  • Rick Retelle
  • Matthew Van Zeeland
  • Andy Wegner
  • Martin Whyte
  • David Will
  • Peter Wood

2017

  • Roger Berth
  • Robert Bunzel
  • Jeff Butler
  • Kenneth Carley
  • Chad Carriveau
  • Steve Cianciolo
  • Jordan Dunham
  • Dave Gerberding
  • Tim Graffin
  • Benjamin Hill
  • Richard Hiltunen
  • Erik Hultquist
  • Brian Johnson
  • Gage Johnson
  • Brad Kettler
  • Angela Knapp
  • Adam Krieger, P.E.
  • Bill Kuchan
  • George Leopold
  • Jerry Linneman
  • Greg Maroo
  • Janelle Marotz
  • Tim Merrill
  • Aaron Nelson
  • Jeff Nestor
  • Darryl Petersen
  • Nathan Walla
  • Josh Wensing

2016

  • Edwin Allison
  • Todd Barkow
  • Brian Chase
  • Ryan Fornal
  • Bill Foust
  • Doug Franzen
  • Mark Garski
  • Tim Gorecki
  • Bryan Groshek
  • Steve Guthrie
  • Joe Haselman
  • Jacob Hintz
  • Dan Hornickel
  • Brian Johnson
  • Jay Kurzynski
  • Ken Lesperance
  • Jeff Lund
  • Bobby Matherly
  • Constance Miller
  • Russell Montgomery
  • Ryan Mundt
  • Melissa Nettesheim
  • Don Olszewski
  • Joseph Sargent
  • Michael Schneider
  • Kevin Schwinn
  • Dennis Wesenberg

2015

  • Jeff Bloch
  • Larry Cihlar
  • Frank Crall, Jr.
  • Loren Daane
  • Daniel Dommek
  • Lowell Fromm
  • Malcome Hathorne
  • Jim Heinemann
  • Lisa Lamers
  • John Linneman
  • John Nettesheim
  • Brian Potter
  • Terry Poulter
  • Mark Scullion
  • Mike Stange
  • Kathy Stoltz
  • Gary True
  • Rich Wagner

2014

  • Kevin Bahr
  • Randy Blaschka
  • Holly Burr
  • Robert Butler
  • Chris Carlton
  • Tim Diestler
  • Kevin Dulmes
  • Donald Erickson
  • Robert George
  • Mark Hansel
  • Becky Heins
  • John Hinrichs
  • Matthew Karshna
  • John Kasha
  • Andrew Koehler
  • Amy Kohl
  • Laurie Krueger
  • Stephen Kuhn
  • Tom Kulczewski
  • Dan LaPaz
  • Matt Last
  • Nancy Liverseed
  • Joe Marquardt
  • Hannah Nagl
  • Curt Reavis
  • Neal Reible
  • Bill Rodenberg
  • Dennis Schmitt
  • Robert Smith
  • John Somers
  • Steve Squires
  • Randy Staubli
  • David Stutzman
  • Andrew Thorson
  • Jared Tobin
  • Jodi Traas
  • Cindy Wiedenhoeft
  • Sean Winters

2013

  • Jeff Belott
  • Brian Bodenstein
  • Mike Bos
  • Robert Crawley
  • Mark Dahlberg
  • Dan Dahlquist
  • Paula Deden
  • Richard Fechter
  • Tony Goodenough
  • Jeff Grunwald
  • Carol Harris
  • Bryan Holman
  • Jeff Jacobson
  • Greg Johnson
  • Brian Jones
  • Mike Nowak
  • Dan O'Brien
  • Gary Olsen
  • Robert Pirk
  • Jessica Schroeder
  • Jamie Scofield
  • Brad Stacey
  • Veronica VanDerhyden

2012

  • Cheryl Abel
  • David Betz
  • Henry L. Gleason
  • Lisa Marie Green
  • Jeff Grove
  • Joe Harvey
  • John Koster
  • Robert Parent
  • Debra Priesgen
  • Roger Rozek
  • Thomas Schmitt
  • Anthony Seidita
  • George Sigsworth
  • Ron Sturomski
  • John Sullivan II
  • Wayne Teuscher

2011

  • Leonard Burzynski
  • Steve Coombs
  • John Daily
  • Michael B. Datza
  • Susan Graham
  • Scott Hoffman
  • Todd Iverson
  • Tom Jens
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Kurt Jorgensen
  • Mary Kaddatz
  • Scott Katterhagen
  • Brian Koffarnus
  • Paul Lehman
  • Steve Lewis
  • Adam Miller
  • Gary Niemi
  • Glen Norder
  • Dean Olson
  • Herman Peters
  • Laurie Pries
  • Steven Reinke
  • Bob Schmidt
  • Brian Sears
  • Jason Showen
  • Robert Swanson
  • Alexander Thien
  • Peter Vanney
  • Andy Vengrin
  • Joe Vollmer
  • Dennis Wollenzein

2010

  • James DeBaker
  • Tim Diermeier
  • Chris Dupré
  • Jeff Hanke
  • David Hoh
  • George Kadamian
  • Dennis Kuchenmeister
  • Lynn Landre
  • Dan Lauder
  • James Long
  • Brian Peppler
  • Kenneth Roelke
  • Patrick Ruddy
  • Mark Scharpf
  • Joe Schmit
  • John Stangler
  • Andy Stefancin
  • Jerold Zamzow

2009

  • Patrick Acker
  • Stan Acker
  • Jennifer Buros
  • Norm Davis
  • Dennis Draper
  • Robert Ellis
  • Robert Franks
  • Jim Gerber
  • Stephen Hibbard
  • Elizabeth Kane
  • Joel Konze
  • Mark Krutza
  • Michael Lally
  • Patrick Meyer
  • Rick Noe
  • Warren Schmidt
  • Jeffrey Siegman

2008

  • Allen Behnke
  • Joseph Bellomo
  • Jim Fassbender
  • Stacy Hom
  • Ken Kietzke
  • Kermit King
  • Dan Larsen
  • Joe Ledvina
  • Kevin Lipscomb
  • John Rauwolf
  • Dale Rhodes
  • James Sutherland
  • Mike Timm

2007

  • Ken Baran
  • Jim Beckmann
  • John Beil
  • David Bowser
  • Russ Cross
  • Dave Diener
  • Bill Eberhardt
  • Jim Fochs
  • Martin Hintz
  • Randy Johnston
  • Robert Kraus
  • James Lamont
  • Gary Leatherberry
  • Craig Loram
  • Lars Schwenn
  • Robert Severson
  • Jeff Smrecek
  • Keith Waterson
  • Brian Williams
  • Robert Zuehlsdorf

2006

  • David Albright
  • Gary Baier
  • Paul Buchholz
  • Ed Butzen
  • Patrick Finnemore
  • Doug Fisk
  • Joseph Francis
  • Tom Helgestad
  • Alan Hetzel
  • Stephen Hogan
  • Carl Huenink
  • Richard Koeshall
  • Charlie Kramer
  • Daniel Krueger
  • Matt Newman
  • Tim Prunty
  • Larry Rigden
  • Gary Rosploch
  • Larry Savage
  • Jeff Schulz
  • Bob Severson
  • Gary Siegman
  • Roger Sinnen
  • Dan Streeter
  • Gretchen Thomes
  • John Williams
  • Dale Zabel