Advance your FM education and career with IFMA’s credential programs.

IFMA has three credential programs to help build your facility management skills, knowledge and advance your career at all stages.

Certified Facility Manager®. Earn recognition for your expertise. 
For experienced FM professionals meeting education and experience requirements. The most respected global credential in facility management. Earn distinction, demonstrate your expertise and increase your earning potential.

IFMA offers the first certification program designed specifically for facility professionals. IFMA’s certification is structured to tap into the experience and educational backgrounds of facility managers and test for professional competence. It is the backbone that supports the enhanced integrity and international recognition of the profession. The certification program tests the knowledge and experience of facility management professionals through a comprehensive exam that focuses on the following nine competency areas:

  • Communication
  • Facility Function
  • Finance
  • Human and Environmental Factors
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Quality Assessment and Innovation
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

Since the program began in 1992, more than 1,600 facility professional around the world have earned the CFM designation. After becoming a Certified Facility Manger, individuals are required to participate in various educational sessions and other professional development activities to maintain their certification.


Sustainability Facility Professional™. Establish sustainability FM knowledge and practices.
For all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices. Develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization’s triple bottom line.



Facility Management Professional®. Build your career on a solid foundation.
For early to mid-career facility managers and industry suppliers.Four courses teach the foundational elements of facility management. Enhance your knowledge, gain recognition and earn a competitive advantage.

IFMA Manitoba currently offers local support for those seeking their CFM. Find out more.

For more information on all IFMA Credential Programs, contact IFMA’s Credentials Manager:

Rhonda J. Hager
Credentials Manager
International Facility Management Association
800 Gessner, Suite 900, Houston, Texas 77024 USA
p: +1-281-974-5632
[email protected]

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