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Credentials and Continuing Education

Credentials and Continuing Education

The IFMA-RICS collaboration also provides additional educational resources to help FMs find proven solutions to industry challenges, increase their knowledge base and stay informed about industry trends. These learning resources are available on www.fm.training, a one-stop-shop for FM professional development.

The IFMA-RICS suite of credentials and professional qualifications provides opportunities for entry into and advancement in facility management. These options represent a full spectrum of professional development for every career stage, from new entrants to experienced practitioners

Additional continuing education resources online at www.fm.training offer opportunities for FMs to accrue CEUs, increase industry knowledge and sharpen skills.

Suite of Credentials and Professional Qualifications

Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®)

Facility Management Professional

IFMA’s FMP is a knowledge-based credential for FM professionals looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers.

  • Comes with a Digital Badge for safe online recognition & instant verification.**
  • The average five-year return on investment of IFMA credentials is 15:1 for credential holders*
  • On average, IFMA credentials lead to a US$6,000 salary increase within the first year*
  • Internationally recognized and industry-trusted for almost 15 years, the FMP goes where you go
  • IFMA is an ANSI Accredited Program Certificate Issuer – Accreditation Number 1057
  • No pre-requisites and no renewal costs. Once earned, you’re an FMP for life!
  • The FMP is brought to you by IFMA, a non-profit organization that grows by empowering facility professionals worldwide

*According to the IFMA sponsored research report, “Evaluating the Value: International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Facility Management Credentials”.​

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Certified Facility Manager®

Certified Facility Manager

IFMA’s CFM is an internationally recognized credential that sets the standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. It is a competency-based certification that requires ongoing professional development and periodic renewal. 
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  • Comes with a Digital Badge for safe online recognition and instant verification.**
  • The average five-year return on investment of IFMA credentials is 15:1 for credential holders*
  • On average, IFMA credentials lead to a US$6,000 salary increase within the first year*
  • Internationally recognized and industry-trusted for almost 25 years, the CFM represents quality and competence with over 2,600 CFMs worldwide.
  • The CFM isn’t one-size-fits-all; it shows that you’re an experienced FM with demonstrated industry expertise.
  • Once certified, the renewal process will prove that you maintain your edge in FM proficiency.

*According to the IFMA sponsored research report, “Evaluating the Value: International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Facility Management Credentials”.​

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Sustainability Facility Professional®

Sustainability Facility Professional

IFMA’s SFP is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. By earning your SFP credential, you will develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines.

  • Comes with a Digital Badge for safe online recognition & instant verification.**
  • The average five-year return on investment of IFMA credentials is 15:1 for credential holders*
  • On average, IFMA credentials lead to a US$6,000 salary increase within the first year. *
  • Maximize efficiencies and streamline operations to boost your triple bottom line: people, planet and profit
  • Learn to use knowledge-based, data-driven methods to drive decisions and develop valuable solutions
  • Gain recognition and credibility as an informed champion with a unique sustainability skill set.
  • No pre-requisites, no renewal costs and earn 30-70 general CE hours towards your LEED maintenance.
  • Brought to you by IFMA, a non-profit organization that grows by empowering facility professionals worldwide

*According to the IFMA sponsored research report, “Evaluating the Value: International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Facility Management Credentials”.​

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RICS Chartered Qualification (MRICS)

RICS Chartered Qualification

A chartered qualification demonstrating regulated, FM professional and strategic advisory expertise and ethics for FMs with a combination of academic and/or professional credentials, as well as experience.

  • Professionals who hold the CFM are eligible for expedited direct entry to the MRICS qualification.
  • RICS chartered qualification holders report a competitive advantage with increased earnings of as much as US$16K per year.
  • Chartered qualification connects you with a network of 126,000 RICS professionals worldwide.

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RICS Associate Qualification (AssocRICS)

Associate RICS qualification

A qualification demonstrating regulated, technical FM expertise and ethics for technical and commercial experts with four years of FM experience or a credential recognized by RICS.

  • CFMs are eligible for direct entry, meaning you could qualify without completing the written assessment.
  • Industry-recognized benchmark for technical expertise.
  • Chartered qualification connects you with a network of 126,000 RICS professionals worldwide.

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​Continuing Education

Essentials of Facility Management®

Essentials of Facility Management

The Essentials of Facility Management is a series of training workshops that describes the field of facility management and its organizational value.

  • Teams unite using consistent terminology and tactics.
  • Learn the language and basic concepts of FM.
  • Know the value of FM to an organization.
  • Understand daily FM tasks and challenges.

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Online Training

fm.training

Increase on-the-job knowledge, work toward solutions and increase your impact on a schedule that works for you with online learning opportunities and video courses on www.fm.training.

  • Earn continuing education units and CFM Maintenance Points.
  • Find solutions to your most pressing FM challenges.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends.
  • Access convenient video and e-learning content.

What you’ll find at fm.training:

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Corporate/group training

Groups of five or more can customize a learning experience with a program that best suits your organization’s needs. Contact IFMA to discuss your options.