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Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®)

CFM - Certified Facility Manager - Earn your FM Credential today The Premier Certification for experienced FM Professionals

The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers.

IFMA's certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam that covers 11 competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge. Since the program began in 1992, more than 3100 facility managers from 32 countries have achieved this prestigious recognition.

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  1. Review candidate eligibility requirements. The CFM is a competency-based certification. Candidates must first meet the education and experience requirements.
  2. Prepare for CFM Exam with a variety of resources:
  3. Submit your application. The CFM application should be completed only when you are sure that you are ready to sit for the exam. Proceed to the CFM Application instructions page.
  4. Schedule and pass exam. Within several days of submission, candidates are emailed information on how to contact Prometric, the IFMA testing provider, to register for their exam. Candidates must take the exam within three months of acceptance.
  5. You're a CFM! Once you receive your official notification you may begin using the CFM after your name. You will also receive a certificate, lapel pin and press release in your welcome packet.

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