The training you need to have the career you want

IFMA credentials and online learning help facility professionals from all backgrounds and experience levels develop the skills and mastery needed for career advancement.

Don't leave your career up to chance. Take control of your future starting now.

Serious facility professionals know that to succeed in FM, you must be dedicated to continually improving yourself and those around you. And, that improvement comes from a commitment to upskilling and staying informed.

IFMA credentials and training can help you do just that.

Skills you need to succeed in FM


A solid foundation in the fundamentals of FM


Passion for learning and staying up-to-date on industry trends


Focus and determination to make an impact in your organization


Confidence in your expertise verified by credentials

We’ve trained experts from some of the world’s largest companies

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Master the 11 core competencies of facility management

Facility managers have comprehensive knowledge across a broad range of topics.

Finance & Business
Operations & Maintenance
Leadership & Strategy
Project Management
Performance & Quality
Occupancy & Human Factors
Risk Management

Learn how you learn best

Multiple convenient options for you to learn at your own pace.


Virtual Live Courses

Bring the classroom to the computer and connect with instructors and classmates in real time while studying in a virtual setting.


Online e-Learning

Too busy for dedicated classroom learning? No problem. Use our online e-Learning platform and study at your own pace.


In-person Classroom

For those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, enroll in one of our certified, instructor-led courses and study in person.

Credentials and certification for all experience levels

Our education is developed by world-class experts and draws on our 40+ years of leading the industry.


Facility Management Professional (FMP)

Gain the skills you need. This is a great course for business professionals and others new to the facility management industry.

What You’ll Learn

  • Best practices for managing your facilities
  • Effective strategies and critical thinking skills
  • The four pillar areas of study for a strong foundation

Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP)

Develop your expertise in sustainable facility management practices. Great for new and experienced FMs.

What You’ll Learn

  • Sustainability best practices, solutions and strategies
  • How to incorporate sustainable practices into your facility
  • How to optimize resources to impact the triple bottom line
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Certified Facility Manager (CFM)

Assess your knowledge and understanding across all 11 FM core competencies and get the certification that sets the industry standard of competence of practicing facility managers.


What You'll Gain

  • Mastery of a global standard of knowledge
  • Credibility through validating your expertise
  • The pinnacle achievement of FM professionals

What others are saying about our training

  • Steve Weeks, FMP, CFM

    Manager, Captial Initiatives, Amsted Rail

    Since getting the FMP, I’ve gone from facility manager to being on the executive team for the company. Having the credential has really helped me be a good leader in my company and my salary has tripled.

  • Matthew Kuhlmeier, FMP, SFP

    Facilities & IT Director, Haematologic Technologies

    The SFP program as well as the FMP program have been very beneficial to my development by providing the knowledge and tools to enhance my workplace by providing creative and new ideas. These programs have also shown to my leadership the benefits by providing confidence and weight to the ideas brought before leadership.

  • Mary Gauer, CFM

    Founding Member of IFMA

    The CFM gave me a lot of confidence in myself, because I always perceived that I wasn’t smart enough or not good enough as other people were, women especially. So, for me, it was it made me feel really good and so I started to behave that way with other people.

  • Stewart Livsie, CFM, FMP

    Manager, Maintenance & Construction, The University of New Mexico

    The process of achieving both the FMP and CFM credentials has contributed significantly to my practice of the FM profession, and driven a desire to achieve true operational excellence.

  • Sarah Reiter, FMP

    Office Administrator; Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

    I learned so many things that I can immediately take back to my organization. I kind of fell into being an FM without a lot of prior knowledge. I can now confidently return to my org with best practices and recommendations.

  • Estrella Martinez, FMP

    Facilities Operations Specialist, US Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims

    Because of getting my FMP, I was able to now create a list of what we were going to ask for in our contract, upcoming contract, when we renew. Without the FMP I wouldn’t have been able to know as far as some of the services amenities.

  • Geoff Williams, CFM, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow

    Director, Operations, Angus Consulting Management Limited

    I undertook becoming an IFMA Qualified Instructor because I am convinced of the value that IFMA credentials bring to the future leaders of our industry. I am proud to share my applied knowledge in teaching both the FMP and SFP courses!

  • Jan Cunningham, CFM

    Facilities Manager and Director; Waters & Kraus LLP

    It really made a difference in my job search. Now, I am taken more seriously. It’s like your CPA, only this is the facilities equivalent of a CPA.

  • Cynthia Smith

    Facility Manager; Bradshaw District at County of Sacramento Department of General Services

    I can represent any of the core competencies because of my experience in the training that I’ve gotten.

  • Mohammed Elageed

    Senior Facilities Manager

    As an FM leader, you have to be a lifelong learner through continuous training. Training isn’t an option anymore, it’s a must-have! It allows employees to acquire new skills, sharpen existing ones, boost productivity, and be future leaders.

  • Darlene Pope

    President Planon North America

    Planon has been fortunate to work closely with IFMA over the years to help real estate professionals and facility managers improve their businesses. We truly value our partnership and membership with IFMA as global leaders in the FM industry. Through IFMA educational events, tradeshows, and other networking programs, we’re able to not only provide thought leadership, but also solutions that contribute to the digitization of FM and help move the industry forward.

  • McKenzie Lautt

    Demand Generation Marketing Manager, Velosio

    Over the past year, our engagement with the IFMA community has been highly rewarding. Collaborative initiatives like webinars and contributions to the Wire have strengthened connections with facility managers, establishing a prominent industry presence. Exceptional support from the IFMA team has maximized our partnership's potential, yielding abundant success and fueling excitement for the future.

  • Liz Bardetti

    Global Marketing Operations, Schneider Electric

    IFMA is a fantastic community and resource for facility managers. As a Corporate Sustaining Partner, we have many unique and compelling opportunities to strengthen our relationship with facility managers in an environment they know and trust. The IFMA partnership team is a valued extension of our team and consistently overdelivers for us.

Show the world that you’re serious about your career

All credential holders receive verifiable, digital badges to showcase their achievement and increase their credibility.

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Brush up on key FM concepts or explore new topics

Essentials of FM

Learn the language of facility management and start your career off right. Great for anyone new to facility management.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to schedule and accomplish daily FM tasks
  • Core topic areas of Facility Management
  • Tactical planning and key terminology
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Online Learning Academy

Access dozens of high-quality courses and training videos that span important
facility management topics.

Some of the topics available:

  • Fundamentals of Corporate Real Estate
  • Workplace & People Management
  • Annual and Capital Budgeting
Learn more about online courses

IFMA Credentials offer proven, unrivaled results for your career

Experience incredible opportunity and growth potential matched by no other provider.

16:1 Return of Investment

The average five-year return on investment of IFMA credentials is 16:1 for credential holders*

$5,400+ Avg. Salary Increase

On average, IFMA credentials lead to a US$5,400 salary increase within the first year*

#1057 ANSI-Accredited**

Respected throughout
the industry.
ANSI accreditation is nationally and internationally recognized as a mark of quality.

* Based on IFMA's ROI Credential Salary Report. Learn more.
** IFMA is accredited by ANSI under ANSI/ASTM E2659-09. Learn more.

Find your training

Our Career Compass quiz or Self Assessment tool will help you find the FM training that’s right for you.

Career Compass

2-minute quiz to get
course recommendations

Self Assessment Tool

Two-hour self-assessment
to target knowledge gaps

Have questions about training?

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