The industry needs facility managers that understand sustainability.
The Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) credential is a time-tested credential that helps facility managers make data-driven decisions and understand sustainable best practices.
It is a collection of learning modules designed to help you increase efficiency, think strategically and improve your company's performance.Watch Overview
Everything you need to know to make a difference
Impact your career and the bottom line by helping your company look towards the future.
Become a decision maker
Learn to use data-driven methods backed by proven knowledge to drive decisions and develop valuable solutions.
Support your FUTURE growth
No pre-requisites, no renewal costs and you can earn up to 70 general CE hours towards your LEED maintenance.
GET PROFESSIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Earn your SFP credential and get a digital badge that offers you secure, online recognition and verification for employers.
improve strategy and engagement
Show the impact of sustainability on the strategic planning model and engage leadership in sustainable initiatives.
streamline facility operations
Learn how to maximize efficiencies, implement sustainable best practices and impact your company's triple bottom line.
understand impacts of sustainability
Get the confidence and knowledge to educate your team and organization on the importance of sustainability.
Matthew Kuhlmeier, FMP, SFPFacilities & 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.”
Perfect for a wide range of professionals looking to increase credibility
The SFP is a versatile credential that improves your skills and knowledge of sustainability.
Experienced Facility Professionals
Looking to transition into a more sustainability-focused position or take on more sustainability-related responsibilities.
BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONALS
Facility manager and other built environment professionals with a baseline of FM industry knowledge.
LEED AND SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONALS
Who want more continuing education and career advancement opportunities to increase your marketability.
RELATED INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Such as architects, designers, energy managers and safety engineers who want training on sustainable best practices.
IFMA CFM AND FMP CREDENTIAL HOLDERS
Certified Facility Managers (CFMs) and Facility Management Professionals (FMPs) interested in expanding your skills and knowledge.
EXECUTIVES AND LEADERS
Looking for a deeper understanding of how environmental, social and economic factors impact the bottom line.
What’s Included in the SFP course
A collection of focus areas designed to teach you to think strategically.
Strategy & Alignment
Learn how to align, implement, review, measure, and communicate sustainable strategies.
MANAGING SUSTAINABLE FACILITIES
Manage sustainable program development from concept to implementation to change management. Identify goals, metrics, and tools to measure program performance.
OPERATING SUSTAINABLE FACILITIES
Implement tools and strategies to improve the sustainability of facility practices including water resources, materials, quality, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, waste management, and site considerations.
Samantha Todd, FMP, SFPManager, Canadian Federal Government
“The SFP program helped me get a better idea of the waste streams that come in and out of our facilities, the way renewable energies that we can use to help power buildings, the water reclamation we can do to help reduce water consumption and how we can reduce our energy consumption. With the SFP, I’m able to help senior management and colleagues understand the importance these changes make. Those resources learned from the SFP are essential to making people happier in their space.”
Build a sustainable future and career
Optimize your facilities and impact environmental, social and economic bottom lines.
Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP®)
Get certified today and let employers know you're serious about your career.
- Sustainability and energy best practices/
- Internationally-recognized and trusted
- Save your organization time and money
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have questions on what training and resources are best for you, we’re here to help.
No, but members are given discounted pricing. Learn how to become a member today! (https://www.ifma.org/membership)
On average, it takes about 60-70 hours of study time. Since the focus areas are delivered online, you can complete them at your own pace and on your own schedule.
You will have access to the full SFP bundle for 2 years (24 month).
The SFP is perfect for facility professionals with a basic understanding of FM fundamentals, people transitioning into sustainability-related professions, or industry practitioners (architects, designers, energy managers, safety engineers) looking for a better understanding of sustainable best practices.
Yes, we do offer corporate and group training. Special pricing applies for groups of 2 or more individuals. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
You can manage your credentials through our Credential Application Maintenance Program (CAMP).
Use our Credential Registry to find and verify what credentials potential or current employees hold.
To apply to be recognized as an SFP, you’ll submit an application and pay an administration fee of US$140 for members or US$250 for nonmembers.
When your application is officially approved, you’ll receive:
- A confirmation email from IFMA
- A lifetime listing in our credentials registry
- A digital certificate of your achievement and a digital badge for verification of your knowledge – use this to share your credential with current/potential employers, decorate your LinkedIn profile, include in your email signature and more
In extra recognition of your achievement, IFMA is pleased to mail a printed certificate and lapel pin to the mailing address on your account.
All printed certificates are mailed via US Postal Service. If the shipment is sent to an international address, it can take up to 12 weeks to be received. COVID-19 may affect this and increase the time of shipment. If you need to request a second copy of your printed certificate or would like it to be shipped with tracking, there is an additional fee of US$75. This can be paid in CAMP; please verify your name and mailing address is complete in your CAMP account before submitting your application.
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