Educational Development

IFMA Credentials

Facility Management Professional® (FMP) 
designation is a knowledge-based credential for FM professionals and industry suppliers looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers. By earning the must-have FMP credential, you will improve your knowledge, enhance your skills, and gain immediate credibility with employers, clients and peers.

The program will help you gain a solid understanding of the facility management profession, develop the knowledge and skills demanded by employers and, ultimately, earn the FMP credential!

Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) 
Meet the Challenges of Sustainable Facility Management For all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in advancing the practice of sustainability throughout the building life cycle. Gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization’s triple bottom line. Enhance your capability with sustainability FM knowledge and practices.

Certified Facility Manager® 
Earn Recognition for Your Expertise For experienced FM professionals meeting education and experience requirements. The most respected global credential in facility management. Earn distinction, demonstrate your expertise and increase your earning potential. Prepare with the new IFMA Facility Management Learning System™, the complete study resource for the CFM Exam.

Educational Opportunities

  • IFMA provides a variety of educational opportunities to help you meet your unique professional goals.

  • OnLine Education -Online courses, webinars, webcasts, On Demand recordings and white papers are at your fingertips 24/7

  • Classroom courses – Instructor-led courses are held throughout the world

  • Accredited Degree Programs- The IFMA Foundation-developed Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) designates facility management-related undergraduate and graduate Accredited Degree Programs (ADPs) at higher education institutions around the world.

  • GSA FBPTA Aligned Courses- If you are a federal facility manager looking to further your professional development and contribute to the built environment, IFMA provides the resources you need to stay current and meet government standards.

  • Corporate/Group Training – Customize your learning experience—choose a program that best suits your organization’s needs

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The IFMA Emerging Leader Taskforce is excited to unveil its mentorship program. It has been found that people who participate in a mentoring program are often more productive, better socialized and less stressed. In order to transfer Facilities Management knowledge on to the next generation, there has to be some type of program in place which members can take full advantage of. The goal of the mentorship program is to match up protégés and mentors based upon past life experiences, education or physical location.

What does a Protégé look like?

  • One who is actively involved in IFMA

  • 35 years or younger

  • Involved in Facilities Management 10 years or less

  • Young professionals that are committed to making a difference in the FM profession

  • Technologically savvy and innovative, willing to explore new ideas and new directions, agents of change.

To join the Mentorship Program as a potential protégé, please follow the survey below.

What does a Mentor look like?

  • One who is actively involved in IFMA

  • Has had involvement in Facilities Management (or similar industry experience) for 10 or more years

  • Has the availability and the desire to help educate the future generation of Facilities Managers

To join the Mentorship Program as a potential mentor, please follow the survey below.


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