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Credentials Governance  

Credentials Annual Public Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2019 – IFMA World Workplace
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
9:30 – 10:00 MST Room 123
(Individuals who are unable to attend the Credentials Annual Public Meeting maysubmit agenda items by email to by October 1, 2019)


IFMA has established two autonomous bodies dedicated to advancing the profession of facility management globally by enhancing and sustaining the quality of IFMA credentials:

  1. Certificate Commission for the Facility Management Professional™ and Sustainability Facility Professional® designations
  2. Certification Commission for the Certified Facility Manager®

These commissions are responsible for the independent oversight, validation and development of IFMA’s credential programs, including all related policy decisions. They also oversee the job task analysis process, including development of the competency statements which form the basis of the FM body of knowledge.

  • 2018-19 Certification Commission Chair: Dean Hitchcock, CFM
  • 2018-19 Certificate Commission Chair: Chris Hodges, CFM

Interested in learning more about credentials governance or applying to join one of the commissions? Contact