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The essentials of FM is an entry-level training program to meet the educational needs of emerging facility management professionals in the global FM markets. The program will be grounded in the basic concepts that describe the field of facility management, and will address how those concepts can be of value to an organization. The primary focus is to address the supervisor’s/unit leader’s role in tactical planning, scheduling and accomplishing daily FM tasks, and supporting the operation of an organization’s facilities.

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IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential for FM professionals and industry suppliers looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers. By earning the must-have FMP credential, you will improve your knowledge, enhance your skills, and gain immediate credibility with employers, clients and peers.

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IFMA’s SFP® is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. By earning your SFP credential, you will develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines.

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The Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers.

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 covers 11 competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge. Since the program began in 1992, more than 3,100 facility managers from 32 countries have achieved this prestigious recognition.

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With the support of our scholarship sponsors, the Foundation annually awards scholarships to deserving FM students worldwide. The individual scholarships range in value from $1,500 to $5,000 and are awarded undergraduate (2-year and 4-year) and graduate students that are enrolled in facility management or FM related programs (FM related programs include, but are not limited to, construction management, architecture, interior design and some engineering disciplines).



IFMA Nashville is helping it’s members stay on top of the advancement in your profession. Advance your career, achieve recognitions, stand out from the competitions, gain valuable professional knowledge.IFMA provides a variety of educational opportunities to help you meet your unique professional goals

Essentials Of Facility Management

Want to know the basics of facility management but not sure where to start? Are you managing employees who need facility management 101? Understand the basics of this thriving industry with flexible online workshops.

Facility Management Professional

Build Your Career on a Solid Foundation. The must-have credential for all facility management professionals and industry suppliers. Four courses teach the core topics of facility management. Enhance your knowledge, gain recognition and earn a competitive advantage.

Sustainability Facility Professional

Meet the Challenges of Sustainable Facility Management For all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in advancing the practice of sustainability throughout the building life cycle. Gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization’s triple bottom line.

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. Prepare with the new IFMA Facility Management Learning System™.

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