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Frequently Asked Questions

FMP Credential FAQs

  • How and why did the FMP program change in 2010?

  • How do I earn the FMP credential?

  • Are there prerequisites or eligibility requirements to earn the FMP credential?

  • Can LEED accredited professionals earn GBCI LEED maintenance credits with the FMP program?

  • Can I test out of the FMP?

  • What is the cost of the FMP program?

  • What is the FMP application fee?

  • How many questions need to be answered correctly to pass the FMP final assessment?

  • What if I do not pass the FMP final assessment? When can I retake the FMP final assessment?

  • If I fail a final assessment, how do I find out which topics I need to review further?

  • How long do I have to take the FMP final assessment? Does it expire?

  • After submitting my application, how long will it take to get my FMP credential?

  • How do I become an IFMA member?

IFMA FMP Credential Program Training Material FAQs

  • When did the updated IFMA FMP Credential Program training materials become available?

  • Which subject matter experts were involved in the development of the training materials?

  • What is included in the updated FMP program format?

  • What is the estimated time for completing the self-directed study option?

  • After my order, What are the next steps to access the online tools and printed materials? Will there be any downloads?

  • Can I take the online quizzes more than one time, perhaps with a different set of questions each time?

  • Should the training be followed in a particular order, or can each person jump around as they want/need to review and build confidence?

  • Can I print hard copies of online items like the glossary, flashcards, progress reports, etc.?

  • Can I earn IFMA-issued CEUs for completing IFMA FMP Credential Program courses?

  • What is the return policy for the IFMA FMP Credential Program?

SFP Credential FAQs

  • Do you have an overview of the SFP that I can share with my employer?

  • Why is Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability now considered a core FM competency?

  • What topics does the SFP program teach?

  • What will the SFP help an FM professional achieve?

  • Can LEED Professionals earn GBCI credential maintenance hours with the SFP program?

  • How can I earn the SFP credential?

  • Are there any prerequisites to the SFP credential?

  • What score is required to pass the SFP final assessments?

  • What is the cost of the SFP program?

  • Is it possible to review or purchase only one SFP focus area instead of all three?

  • What is the SFP application fee?

  • What if I do not pass the SFP final assessment? When can I retake the SFP final assessment?

  • If I fail a final assessment, how do I find out which topics I need to review further?

  • How long do I have to take the SFP final assessment? Does it expire?

  • After submitting my application, how long will it take to get my SFP credential?

  • How do I become an IFMA member?

IFMA SFP Credential Program training material FAQs

  • When were the IFMA SFP Credential Program training materials released?

  • Which subject matter experts were involved in the development of the training materials?

  • What is included in the IFMA SFP Credential Program?

  • What is the estimated time for completing the self-study program?

  • How do I purchase the SFP Credential Program with PayPal?

  • After my order, What are the next steps to access the online tools and printed materials? Will there be any downloads?

  • Can I take the online quizzes more than one time, perhaps with a different set of questions each time?

  • Should the training be followed in a particular order, or can each person jump around as they want/need to review and build confidence?

  • Can I print hard copies of online items like the glossary, flashcards, progress reports, etc.?

  • Can I earn IFMA-issued CEUs for completing IFMA SFP Credential Program?

  • What is the return policy for the IFMA SFP Credential Program?

CFM Credential FAQs

  • How do I become credentialed?

  • Are there prerequisites or eligibility requirements to take the CFM exam?

  • After submitting my CFM Exam application, how long will it take to get my CFM credential?

  • What is the IFMA CFM exam application fee?

  • How many questions need to be answered correctly to pass the exam?

  • What if I don't pass the first time? When can I retake it?

  • How long do I have to take the exam once I apply? Does it expire?

  • What if I can’t take the exam once I schedule it?

  • Do I have to recertify?

  • I heard the CFM Exam is changed, what does that mean?

  • What is the difference between a certification and a certificate program?

  • How do I become an IFMA member?