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Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for Certification Commission 

The Certification Commission is calling for nominations to fill 2 positions on the Commission. Terms are for three-years. 
The Certification Commission is responsible for the independent oversight, development and operation of the association’s certification program, the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®), and is responsible for the global job task analysis process, certification exam development, defining the job role of facility management and determining the standards against which facility management professionals will be measured .

Qualifications: Commissioners shall not be current members of the Certificate Commission (formerly known as the ICC) or Education Committee or Instructors who were involved with education or training materials, 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 the IFMA Board of Directors with the exception of the Chair’s position as the Certification Commission’s liaison to the IFMA Board of Directors.

Certification Commission members must hold and maintain active IFMA membership throughout their terms of service on the Commission.

Commissioners shall be appointed from a variety of stakeholder groups. The organizational structure of the Certification 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 organizations
  • Public/private organizations
  • Urban/rural areas

The Certification Commission members should represent as diverse a group as possible including representation by facility managers with:

  • Military experience 
  • Varied educational backgrounds, i.e., engineering, architecture, business 
  • Varied facility types, i.e., hospitals, stadiums, banks, commercial, retail, academic 
  • Experience in varied geographic areas/regions

If you are interested in serving on the Certification Commission, use the link below to complete the application. You will also need to submit a current resume and/or bio by June 17, 2019 to

The Nominating Committee will review all submissions according to the Certification Commission Operating Rules. All applicants will be notified by August, 2019 regarding the status of appointments.