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CRFP Prep Course

RFMA's online CRFP Prep Course was designed to help equip and advance restaurant facility professionals. 
It's comprehensive. It's self-paced. And it's FREE for every RFMA member.
So whether you're ready to brush up, expand your facility knowledge or go to the next level and take the exam for your CRFP designation - this one-of-a-kind online course is for you!

Each online CRFP Prep Course lesson features:

  • Online Lesson designed specifically for restaurant facility professionals in that specific trade
  • Post Questions to evaluate your retention of the content of each lesson
  • Certificate of Completion so you can track your progress through the course

The CRFP Prep Course is self-paced
. You have the flexibility to complete any lesson at anytime and can even choose which lessons you would like to take. Once you've completed the lessons successfully and taken the CRFP Prep Course Final Exam, it is recommended you sit for the official proctored CRFP exam to earn your CRFP designation. 

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CRFP Prep Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1 - Site Work
    This lesson will take a look at some critical information about site work for restaurants.
  • Lesson 2 – Building
    This lesson focuses on the building envelope. Learn what areas it includes and gain a fundamental understanding of the various systems involved and how you can determine problems by process of elimination.
  • Lesson 3 - Kitchen Equipment
    Facility managers need to have a simple understanding of the equipment their restaurants have in place. In this lesson you will find out how to troubleshoot common issues to avoid equipment downtime.
  • Lesson 4 – HVAC
    This lesson will check your knowledge of terms relating to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the restaurant industry and help you to diagnose common system issues. You will also cover the steps in the refrigerant cycle.
  • Lesson 5 - Electrical Systems
    By the end of this lesson, you will be able to define terminology related to electrical systems and describe the purpose and function of various devices and power types and sources that make up electrical systems used in restaurants.
  • Lesson 6 - Plumbing Systems
    This lesson on plumbing systems is designed to review some basic plumbing concepts that are relevant to the restaurant industry.
  • Lesson 7 - Preventative Maintenance & Cyclical Services
    In this lesson you will learn about preventative maintenance (PM) and cyclical services programs and what to consider when developing one for your restaurants.
  • Lesson 8 - Disaster Management
    In this lesson you will learn about disaster management, one of the most important parts of the facility manager's job. Disasters come in many forms and degrees. A facility manager's ability to respond appropriately and speedily can greatly influence his or her reputation after the impacted locations settle back into daily operations.
  • Lesson 9 - Energy Management
    This lesson will teach you key terminology related to energy management; the factors that impact the cost of energy charged by utility companies; how to recognize the items that consume the most energy in restaurants and more!
  • Lesson 10 - Financial Planning
    Financial planning and forecasting is important to any business model. In this lesson you will learn terminology related to financial planning and be able to distinguish capital improvements from ordinary expenses.
  • Lesson 11 - Financial Management
    Often, restaurant managers become embroiled in the day-to-day operations of the restaurant and can easily overlook basic financial management practices that serve not only to maintain, but even to improve the overall success of their operation.
  • Lesson 12 - Project Management
    This lesson will cover remodel projects as well as management of smaller scopes of work.
  • Lesson 13 - Property Management
    In this lesson you will learn about the terminology in your leases and be able to interpret lease responsibilities and applications.
  • Lesson 14 - Codes & Guidelines
    In this lesson you will learn the codes and standards that affect the building, operation, and maintenance of your facilities.
  • CRFP Exam Prep Course - Prep Course - Final Exam!
    Test your knowledge and gauge what areas you need to study!

Click here to complete the CRFP Prep Course access form!