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Call for Applications: IFMA’s Certificate Commission Seeks to Appoint Certificate Program Commissioner

Mar 30, 2023

IFMA’s Certificate Commission is accepting applications for the position of Certificate Program Commissioner. Appointed commissioners serve for three years with the possibility of re-election for a second three-year term.

The commission is responsible for overseeing the product development cycle with regard to IFMA’s Body of Knowledge, current and future certificate-based credential programs, and programs eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).

Certificate Program Commissioners are appointed from a variety of stakeholder groups, including facility managers with military experience, diverse educational backgrounds and professional interests. IFMA membership is not a requirement to serve.

Those interested in volunteering to enhance and sustain the integrity and quality of IFMA’s Certificate Programs are asked to complete the online application and submit a current resume and/or bio by Friday, May 12, 2023.

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The nominating committee will review all submissions according to IFMA’s Certificate Commission Operating Rules. All applicants will be notified by the end of July 2023 regarding the status of appointments.

Qualifications for Certificate Program Commissioners

  • Commissioners shall not be current or former members of IFMA’s Certification Commission who have had access to examination material (i.e., participated in item writing for the actual exam), until such time as the current exam is retired.
  • Commissioners shall not be current members of other governing boards with competing interests.
  • Commissioners may not concurrently serve on IFMA’s Global Board of Directors, with the exception of the Chair’s position as liaison.
  • Because membership is not necessary to hold an IFMA credential, and to ensure fair representation of all stakeholder groups, IFMA membership is not a requirement to hold a position as a Certificate Program Commissioner.
  • Certificate Commission member composition shall include a minimum of one (1) Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) credential holder in good standing, one (1) Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®) credential holder and one (1) Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) credential holder.
  • Commissioners shall be appointed from a variety of stakeholder groups. The organizational structure of the commission shall enable participation and input from stakeholders and interested parties without permitting any one interest to predominate or receive favor. Stakeholder groups include facility managers working in:  
    • International locations
    • Large/small metropolitan areas
    • Urban/rural areas
    • Large/small organizations
    • Public /private organizations
  • Commissioners should represent as diverse a group as possible including representation by facility managers with:
    • Military experience
    • Varied educational backgrounds (i.e., engineering, architecture, business)
    • Experience managing varied facility types (i.e., hospitals, stadiums, banks, commercial, retail, academic, etc.)
    • Experience in geographic areas/regions
    • A particular interest in a specific program, subject matter experts, instructors, representatives from IFMA’s Emerging Leaders’ program

IFMA’s Certificate Commission Vision 

To ensure that the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) professional Certificate Programs are the premier recognition of achievement for the facility management professional worldwide. 

IFMA’s Certificate Commission Mission 

To advance the profession of facility management worldwide by enhancing and sustaining the integrity and quality of IFMA’s Certificate Programs. 

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