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  • IFMA, AFE, ASHRAE, ISSA announce intent to collaborate on comprehensive FM training framework

    IFMA, AFE, ASHRAE, ISSA announce intent to collaborate on comprehensive FM training framework

    March 19, 2019
    The new Facility Management (FM) Training and Development Framework introduced in January by the IFMA Foundation has attracted participation from leading industry associations including the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE), ASHRAE and ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association). As more industry leaders add their professional development services to the framework with IFMA’s world-class suite of professional credentials, the goal of establishing holistic guidelines for FM training — particularly in the technical fields — is becoming a reality.
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  • IFMA digital badging expanded to include FMP® and SFP®

    IFMA digital badging expanded to include FMP® and SFP®

    March 04, 2019
    IFMA is expanding new enhancements for its world-class suite of facility management (FM) credentials and certifications with the addition of digital badges for the FMP® (Facility Management Professional™) and the SFP® (Sustainability Facility Professional®) designations. Last month, IFMA introduced digital badging for the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) and Retired CFM® (RCFM®). IFMA is offering these web-enabled, shareable and verifiable versions of professional development accomplishments in partnership with Credly, a top digital badging company, through their platform, Acclaim.
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  • IFMA signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Macau Institute of Management

    IFMA signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Macau Institute of Management

    March 01, 2019
    IFMA has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with the Macau Institute of Management (MIM) to expand availability of facility management (FM) resources and professional training in the region. The agreement was signed Wednesday at the Macau Military Club by Paul Tse, chairman of the MIM board of directors, and Graham Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS, chair of IFMA’s global board of directors. The SPA marks the first formal user adoption of the IFMA Foundation’s FM Training and Development Framework as the basis for property and facility management industry training.
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  • Early Bird Pricing Extended Through 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future

    Early Bird Pricing Extended Through 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future

    Feb. 20, 2019
    Early bird savings are now set to end Thursday, 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future, the exciting event coproduced by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Facility Management Nederland (FMN). Prospective attendees can take advantage of €100 off the normal ticket price for this unconventional conference, which takes place from 20 to 22 March 2019 in Amsterdam, by registering at worldworkplaceeurope.ifma.org.
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  • IFMA digital badging: The next evolution in FM professional development

    IFMA digital badging: The next evolution in FM professional development

    Feb. 04, 2019
    IFMA is unveiling a new enhancement for its world-class suite of FM credentials and certifications with the introduction of digital badges. The rollout of these web-enabled, shareable and verifiable versions of professional development accomplishments begins with the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) and Retired CFM® (RCFM®).
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IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages.