Professional Development Seminars
Designed to meet the educational needs of facility managers, IFMA’s competency-based curriculum address tasks and projects FMs perform daily. Instructors teach not only the principles of facility management, but also how they operate in the real world. Additionally, many local chapters hold workshops or seminars throughout the year.
Self-study programs are designed for convenience and self-paced learning. Workbooks and audio-tape sessions enable the busy facility professional to obtain specialized instruction from the home or office. The programs are offered by IFMA and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers). CEUs and CFM points are awarded for course completion.
CFM Exam Review
The definitive course of preparation for IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager Exam, this review is designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification in updating and assessing knowledge and skills related to each competency, in order to successfully complete the exam and earn this prestigious designation. Check the IFMA Calendar for dates and locations.
IFMA has developed standards to recognize quality FM first-professional degree programs at colleges and universities. The program initiative was designed to recognize and encourage the strengthening of current, valid FM education degrees and assist in the development of new FM degree programs.
IFMA identifies trends, applications and procedures enabling facility professionals to anticipate future FM challenges and directions.
IFMA holds forums in which facility professionals can discuss best practices. These forums allow FMs to share success stories and compare their work practices against the best in the industry.