What skills are required for competency as a facility manager? Last year, NFMT conducted an industry survey to research specific competency skills needed to be considered a proficient facility manager. The survey collected information like experience level, category of business, role within the organization, and staff size. Findings were used to set the standard for a new certification pathway, intended to fill the educational gap in the facility management industry. Here are some of the results, as compiled by Katie Baker, a contributing writer for Trade Press Media Group.