Benefits of IFMA Membership

IFMA membership gives you the industry information, professional interaction and essential resources necessary to remain competitive. IFMA represents the most connected community of facility managers in the industry, and our community grows stronger each year.

IFMA members have access to resources that help them solve job-related problems.

    A useful network of professional contacts
    Pose questions on an IFMA Council listserv for immediate answers
    Attend local chapter meetings and discuss work challenges with colleagues, many of whom have faced similar problems and may be able to offer guidance and insight
    Attend IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo—international gatherings of industry professionals seeking education, information and interaction
    Acquire professional certification through IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) program, a measure of proficiency for competent facility managers and an industry standard

IFMA provides

    Self-study courses
    Leadership development
    Online job referral service
    Online Membership Directory
    Best practices
    Online Buyer’s Directory
    Facility Management Journal
    IFMA News

Top Five Reasons to Become an IFMA Member

    1. Representation

    IFMA is recognized as the leading authority on facility management. IFMA has established a worldwide presence to monitor issues affecting the workplace globally. Working with other workplace-related organizations, IFMA also promotes awareness and impacts trends affecting the future of FM.

    2. Networking and Interaction

    IFMA supports the most connected community of facility managers in the industry, and our community grows stronger each year. With 126 local chapters, 14 industry-specific councils and a host of special events offered throughout the year, IFMA’s networking opportunities are second to none.

    3. Professional Development

    Whether you are preparing for certification or simply want to improve your current skills, IFMA’s Professional Development seminars and courses help you acquire valuable tools and techniques, gain insight into the complexities of FM and learn strategies for increasing on-the-job effectiveness.

    4. Professional Certification

    IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) program promotes professional excellence, establishes global standards for professional practice, promotes the added value of the profession and helps to influence the future direction of facility operations worldwide.

    5. Member Resources

    At no extra cost or at significantly reduced rates, IFMA provides its members with a wealth of educational, career enhancement and personal development resources.

How does membership in IFMA benefit my company?

    Increased efficiency and productivity in its facility management team
    Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses through benchmarking studies
    Reduced liability risks by keeping staff informed of important issues and legislation affecting the workplace
    Access to state-of-the-art, cost-effective product and service solutions to meet your diverse workplace needs

As an IFMA member, you receive:

    Discounts on seminars, events and merchandise.
    Access to IFMAnet, the members-only Internet site, enabling you to network with approximately 17,500 members worldwide through the online Membership Directory.
    Access to JOBnet, IFMA’s online job referral service.
    Educational and networking opportunities through local chapters and special-interest councils.
    Opportunities to be recognized through IFMA’s Awards of Excellence program.
    Invitations to premier facility management events such as IFMA’s World Workplace.
    Bimonthly issues of Facility Management Journal, the single best source of information for facility professionals.
    Monthly editions of IFMA News, brimming with information on what’s happening globally in the IFMA community.

To join IFMA, please go to their web site at www.ifma.org and select Membership and then Join.