Certified Facility Manager® (CFM)

Earn recognition for your expertise

IFMA's premier credential for experienced facility professionals.

The Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers as the most respected and recognized global credential in facility management. 

IFMA's certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam that cover 11 competencies: 
  1. Communication
  2. Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
  3. Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  4. Finance and Business
  5. Human Factors
  6. Leadership and Strategy
  7. Operations and Maintenance
  8. Project Management
  9. Quality
  10. Real Estate and Property Management
  11. Technology

The CFM Exam is competency-based testing what a person can do compared to standards that define the practice of facility management. One cannot take a course or simple knowledge-based exam to earn the credential. IFMA's competency-based program is at a higher level than a knowledge-based program, reflecting the growing importance of facility management in the international business world. Since the program began in 1992, more than 3,100 facility managers from 32 countries have achieved this prestigious recognition. 

Learn about the benefits and details of becoming a CFM.  

June 4-5, 2019 - REGISTER NOW

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