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IFMA credentials and online learning help facility professionals from all backgrounds and experience levels develop the skills and mastery needed for career advancement.
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.
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
Facility managers have comprehensive knowledge across a broad range of topics.
Multiple convenient options for you to learn at your own pace.
Bring the classroom to the computer and connect with instructors and classmates in real time while studying in a virtual setting.
Too busy for dedicated classroom learning? No problem. Use our online e-Learning platform and study at your own pace.
For those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, enroll in one of our certified, instructor-led courses and study in person.
Our education is developed by world-class experts and draws on our 40+ years of leading the industry.
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
Develop your expertise in sustainable facility management practices. Great for new and experienced FMs.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I can represent any of the core competencies because of my experience in the training that I’ve gotten.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All credential holders receive verifiable, digital badges to showcase their achievement and increase their credibility.
Learn the language of facility management and start your career off right. Great for anyone new to facility management.
Access dozens of high-quality courses and training videos that span importantfacility management topics.
Some of the topics available:
Experience incredible opportunity and growth potential matched by no other provider.
The average five-year return on investment of IFMA credentials is 16:1 for credential holders*
On average, IFMA credentials lead to a US$5,400 salary increase within the first year*
Respected throughoutthe 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.
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