IFMA: International Facility Management Association

IFMA is a member-centric association that exists to guide and develop facility management professionals by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities.


  • To provide professional development for our members.
  • To advance the philosophy and practice of facility management.
  • To affirmatively promote the positive effect of facility management on company and corporate assets.



In an effort to increase respect for this growing field, IFMA has instituted a certification program for facility managers. The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) program assesses the knowledge and experience of facility managers through a comprehensive exam focusing on primary competency areas. After becoming a CFM, individuals must take part in continuing education and professional development activities to maintain their certification and ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and strategies.