IFMA membership offers a wide range of benefits, from knowledge and networking to publications and job referrals. In four words, IFMA membership affords recognition, opportunity, access and interaction.
The people and businesses you serve, as well as your peers, recognize IFMA membership as evidence of your expertise and professionalism. It signifies your commitment to growth and learning in this ever-changing field and broadens your career path and business opportunities.
IFMA certification goes a step further in lending credibility to your expertise. IFMA-certified members are recognized as experts and leaders in their field.
- Broaden skills and knowledge in all FM-related areas
- Participate in chapters and councils, offering both personal and professional growth
- Network with colleagues and business partners both in your area and globally
- Attend educational and social events, including career growth programs, facility tours and best-practice workshops
- Access employment referral services
- Mentor FM students at local colleges and universities
- Give back to your community through chapter-organized projects and fundraisers
- Join chapter committees or serve in leadership positions
- Participate as an exhibitor, sponsor or speaker at IFMA events
- Submit articles to Facility Management Journal
- Be recognized through IFMA’s Awards of Excellence program, honoring facility professionals, associate members, educators, chapters and councils whose vision and accomplishments are extraordinary
- Join support and study groups for those pursuing CFM ® , FMP ® and SFP™ credentials
- Use discounts on seminars, events and online courses, as well as merchandise
Legal and Regulatory Reporting
As part of IFMA’s mission to lead and sustain facility management as a profession, the Association delivers up-to-date reports on legal and regulatory issues affecting the industry.
IFMA Membership Directory
Available only to IFMA members, this valuable resource contains the name, title, organization, address, phone number and, if available, fax number and e-mail address of every Association member. The online directory is available through IFMAnet.
Facility Management Journal
Members receive bimonthly issues of Facility Management Journal, the single best source of FM information. Published by IFMA, FMJ is written specifically for professionals who are concerned with developing and maintaining productive workplaces. Each issue provides readers with trends, cutting-edge developments and industry news, along with practical applications and solutions for a range of facility-related subjects.
Members receive IFMA’s monthly newsletter, brimming with information on Association activities, research projects, chapter and council news, calendar of events, facility spotlight and a variety of topics currently affecting facility management.
To help FMs develop strategies for increasing effectiveness and productivity in the workplace, IFMA has gathered the most up-to-date collection of publications and reports available in the industry. In the Online Store, buyers can find resources to help them conserve energy, manage disasters, prepare for the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) exam, prevent workplace violence, promote a healthy and safe work environment and much more.
The website provides quick and easy access to facility-related information and services. It is the best way for the Association to distribute information on current facility management issues, as well as communicate what IFMA can do for its members.
Members have exclusive access to resources and services on a members-only area of the IFMA website. IFMAnet features FMJ; IFMA News; IFMA’s Membership Directory; chapter and council tools; Facts & Figures newsletter; membership activity reports; and forums on facility management.
JOBnet, the Association’s online job referral service, helps match qualified job hunters with suitable employment opportunities. Instant access benefits both the employer and the job candidate. Job searches and resume postings are free of charge to IFMA members.
Local chapters offer membership a wealth of educational and networking opportunities. Currently there are 129 IFMA chapters and affiliated organizations worldwide. Chapters give members a chance to network with local professionals who share common goals and interests.
IFMA councils are special-interest groups reflecting the diverse types of facilities and job responsibilities represented by IFMA members. Organized by industry-specific or specialty-area focus groups, councils direct their own programs, which are structured to meet the needs of their membership.
IFMA’s annual Leadership Conference serves as a forum for members to exchange ideas about Association-related issues and leadership ideas. Sessions provide attendees with valuable insight to use within their respective leadership roles.
IFMA’s World Workplace-North America
World Workplace-North America is the Association’s signature event, featuring educational programs, extensive networking opportunities and an all-encompassing exposition of products and services relevant to facility management.
IFMA’s World Workplace-Europe
The World Workplace-Europe is the largest facility management conference in Europe. It focuses on the educational needs of IFMA’s global membership.
This annual event is a joint endeavor between IFMA and the Japanese Facility Management Promotion Association (JFMA). Top speakers from around the world address a wide range of issues facing facility management in that region.