IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 20,000 members in more than 100 countries. Formed in 1980, IFMA advances the collective knowledge, value and growth for Facility Management professionals to perform at the highest levels. IFMA offers credentialing programs, conducts research, provides educational courses, and produces World Workplace, the world-renowned facility management conference and exposition.
Professional Certifications: The Certified Facility Manager;reg; (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing FMs. The Facility Management Professional (FMP) is a knowledge-based credential that will help to accelerate an FM’s transition into the profession. IFMA’s Sustainability Facility ProfessionalTM SFPTM is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability.
Education and Events: IFMA offers extensive educational opportunities, including online courses, classroom-based instructor-led courses and more. Conferences and events include: World Workplace, Facility Fusion, World Workplace Europe, World Workplace Asia-Pacific, IFMA Global India, and World FM Day.
Publications: IFMA produces the Facility Management Journal (FMJ) as well as numerous research reports, surveys, benchmarking studies and other publications.
IFMA Foundation: The IFMA Foundation works for the public good in support of Facility Management higher education, students studying Facility Management and related fields, research critical to the profession, and increasing awareness of facility management and making FM a career of choice. It was established in 1990 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation distinct from IFMA.