ISSA & NSPMA Align to Deliver Streamlined Solutions for Facility Professionals in K-12 Public Schools

February 17, 2021 ISSA & NSPMA Align to Deliver Streamlined Solutions for Facility Professionals in K-12 Public Schools

ISSA and the National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) announced today a strategic partnership providing K-12 facility management professionals with the optimum support necessary to further develop their knowledge, drive operational efficiencies within their facility, and much more.

“NSPMA is very excited about what this partnership means for our membership specifically related to professional development and continual growth. Partnering with a proven leader in the cleaning industry like ISSA will undoubtedly benefit both associations,said NSPMA President Keith Watkins, CDF.

Specifically, ISSA and NSPMA will work together on developing a national online certification course and an annual event delivering the excellence in education that professional facility managers have come to rely on from the two associations.

NSPMA members also will have access to ISSA’s numerous member benefits such as discounted services, news content, trade shows, and education and training resources to help them operate more efficiently. 

“Both our organizations have parallel goals and objectives,” said ISSA Director of Education, Training, Certification, and Standards Brant Insero. “We welcome this opportunity to work with NSPMA to provide the networking and educational opportunities to help advance the careers of K-12 facility management professionals nationwide.”

Originally established through the Southern School Plant Management Association, the National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) represents the needs of facility professionals in K-12 public schools. NSPMA provides leadership, resources, networking, and collaboration opportunities for school plant and facility managers nationwide. Offering training and professional development in accordance with industry best practices, NSPMA is a source of professional information on emerging facility management issues and legislation. For more information, visit