IFMA transforms the world of facility management into a community of working partners.

IFMA represents, supports and unites the largest community of facility management practitioners, consultants, educators, students, and product and service providers in the industry.

Through research efforts, educational programs and resources, professional certification, a network of chapters and councils, and global professional development events, IFMA assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility and real estate resources.

Credentials Bullets

  • The Certified Facility Manager® (CFM)

    The Certified Facility Manager® (CFM)

    Credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers is validated through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam.

    Eleven areas are identified as core areas including: Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Finance and Business, Leadership and Strategy, Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, Communication, Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity, Human Factors, Quality, Real Estate & Property Management, and Technology.

    Who should pursue the CFM credential?
    • Experienced facility management practitioners seeking advancement and/or promotion in Facilities Management.
    • Practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers who desire to validate their knowledge and skills in the FM field.
    • Associated corporate providers of FM products and services.
    • LEED Professionals.

  • The Facility Management Professional (FMP)

    The Facility Management Professional (FMP)

    Credential helps professionals to better understand and apply the core elements of the various FM disciplines (Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Finance and Business, Leadership & Strategy) and to develop decision-making skills.

    Who should pursue the FMP credential?
    • Early to mid-career facility management practitioners seeking enhanced knowledge and skills.
    • Individuals who are transitioning into an FM career.
    • Partner practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
    • Associated corporate providers of FM products and services.
    • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs.
    • LEED Professionals seeking GBCI credential maintenance

  • Sustainablity Facility Professional (SFP)

    Sustainablity Facility Professional (SFP)

    is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. By earning your SFP credential, you will develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization's economic, environmental and social bottom lines.  

    The SFP program is made up of three focus areas: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management, Managing Sustainable Facilities, and Operating Sustainable Facilities. These focus areas provide a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of their facilities in all eight major categories of sustainable facility management as defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste and site impact.

Chapter membership credential type

Chapter Membership with IFMA Credential - 

(As of February 14, 2019)

  • Certified Facility Manager (CFM) – 22 
  • Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) – 5 
  • Facility Management Professional (FMP) - 15