Become a Member!
Sign Up Now!

View our Recommended Vendors Resource Guide

Systems Maintenance

Designation Overview

The Institute’s SMT and SMA designation programs can help you increase the operating effectiveness of your building and make you more valuable to your organization. Designed to meet the needs of hands-on technicians and building engineers, the SMT and SMA programs offer instruction in technologies and trends in the maintenance field that show you how to manage energy-efficient, environmentally sound, and cost-effective building systems. Both SMT and SMA courses detail specific operating systems, while the SMA program includes additional courses covering environmental issues, administration, and building design and maintenance. Through these programs you’ll gain career-building skills and knowledge, as well as recognition as an integral part of your facilities team.

The SMT and SMA programs offer two levels of proficiency for career development. The first five courses detail specific operating systems and make up the SMT program (As of July 1, 1999):

Three additional courses round out the program by addressing the broad issues of concern to systems administrators. Added to the five above, these three courses will earn you the SMA designation:

Code of Ethics

Honesty and integrity are important elements of an SMT’s or SMA’s reputation. The Institute promotes this goal by requiring that all designees abide by a strict Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct.

Continuing Professional Development

To maintain active status of the SMA designation, 18 points of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit must be earned every three years. For a free brochure detailing the CPD requirements, email BOMA - Long Island at

College Credit Recommendation

Courses in the SMT and SMA curriculums are designed to cover the equivalent of 24 classroom hours. ACE/College Credit Recommendation Service reviews BOMI Institute's U.S. courses and recommends most for college credit. For more information about obtaining college credit for your Institute studies, email BOMA - Long Island at

Submit Employment Opportunities 

View current job postings

Connect with