International Facility Management Assocation (IFMA)


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Description: IFMA is a professional association for facility managers. IFMA membership comprises more than 17,500 facility professionals in 56 countries. Their members have a voice in 125 chapters, 15 councils, and one Special Interest Group. Local chapters are in Oregon and Southwest Washington (www.ifmaoregon.org), South Puget Sound, as well as Seattle (http://www.ifmaseattle.org/).

Seminars and Workshops: IFMA provides career consultation, ongoing education, professional credentials, recognition, and guidance for facility-management careers.

Format: eLearning and classroom-based courses

Certification: IFMA offers Certified Facility Manager (CFM) certification. They also offer the Facility Management Professional Program (FMP), which can be used as a springboard for obtaining certification.


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