Education and Professional Development


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. Credentialing Commission for the Facility Management Professional and Sustainability 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 the development of competency statements which form the basis of the FM body of knowledge.

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

Interested in learning more about the credentials governance or applying to join the commission? Contact

Earn the Must-Have credential in facility management.

For facility management professionals and industry suppliers.

Increase your depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers.

Four courses teach the core topics of facility management.

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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.

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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.

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