IFMA CFM Application Process

 

 CFM - Certified Facility Manager® 

 

 The CFM is a competency-based exam designed to assess competency in the field. Please review and complete the steps below prior to sitting for the CFM exam. 

The CFM is a competency-based exam designed to assess competency in the field. Please review and complete the steps below prior to sitting for the CFM exam. CFM Eligibility Requirements Education 

Years of FM Experience 

Facility Management Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from a university 

3 years 

All other education levels 

5 years 

 

Direct FM experience relates to core competencies in the following 11 areas. Lack of competency in all 11 areas does not bar a candidate from passing th e exam, however the exam covers all 11 competencies. Evaluate your competency proficiency by downloading the Complete List of Competencies and self-evaluation at www.fm.training/cfm/prepare. 

 Operations and Maintenance  Project Management  Finance and Business  Leadership and Strategy 

 Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability  Communication 

 Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity  Human Factors 

 Quality 

 Real Estate and Property Management  Technology 

2. Candidate should prepare for the exam. Preparation methods are optional, and there is no required coursework for the CFM exam. The IFMA FM Learning System is a complete study source for CFM exam preparation, but there are other options available. More information can be found at www.fm.training/cfm/prepare. 

Note: If a candidate is unsure of eligibility, a review of the application can be requested prior to the candidate investing in exam preparation materials. The candidate should complete the CFM exam application and “save” it rather than submitting. Send an email to credentials@ifma.org requesting review, providing the candidate name and IFMA ID#. An email response will be sent to the candidate within a couple of days. 

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