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IFMA-RICS suite of credentials and professional qualifications

The IFMA-RICS suite of credentials and professional qualifications provides a defined path for entry and advancement in facilities management and combined FM training opportunities, offering a full spectrum of professional development for every career stage, from new entrants to experienced professionals.

A knowledge-based credential demonstrating depth of core FM topic expertise

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A knowledge-based credential demonstrating sustainability expertise in FM

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A certification that sets the industry standard for practicing facility managers.

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The world’s most highly esteemed credentials that validate facility management professionalism.

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A qualification demonstrating regulated, technical FM expertise and ethics

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A chartered qualification demonstrating regulated, FM professional and strategic advisory expertise and ethics

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Featured Courses

More info Essentials of Facility Management
The Essentials of Facility Management is a series of training workshops designed to meet the educational needs of FM professionals in global FM markets. These interactive workshops focus on basic concepts that describe the field of facility management and how it can be of value to an organization. The primary goal is to address the participant’s role in the tactical planning for how to schedule and accomplish daily FM tasks that support the operation of an organization’s facilities. Successful completion of all three training workshops will grant a certificate of completion. To view detailed information for each module, click on the titles in the boxes to the right

The IFMA-RICS Collaboration

The IFMA-RICS collaboration represents the most significant evolution in the history of facility management, driving excellence in the built environment. As the two global organizations dedicated to professionals who support the built environment, IFMA and RICS identified a unique opportunity to work together to strengthen the collective resources available to the industry.

Together, IFMA and RICS are defining and standardizing our credentials, practice standards and professional development for the industry, uniting the global FM community to increase consistency and unification of strategy across the life cycle of the built environment.

The collaboration is working to foster a more inclusive, robust global FM knowledge-sharing community. Its efforts serve to raise the profile of FM, giving a greater voice and increased status to the profession to shape the future of the built environment and enable business success.

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Our portfolio

CFM Practice Exam
The CFM Practice Exam is for candidates of IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) certification. The practice exam is intended to give candidates an idea of what to expect in terms of the type of exam questions and the experience of taking a timed, computer-based exam.
Performance Management in Facilities: Measuring What’s Most Important

In this course, you will focus on various methodologies to develop the strategy and framework for a performance management system for facilities.

Fundamentals of Corporate Real Estate

The CoRE Fundamentals e-learning course and certificate programme is offered by CoreNet Global in association with RICS. CoreNet Global is the world's leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers.

Asset Management–Capital Planning

This session is geared toward a range of trades, from mid-level managers to senior leadership, providing an overview of practices for managing capital planning, condition assessment and deferred maintenance.

Making Business Continuity a "Way of Life" at Your Company: A Case Study
In this session, you will hear how the SCAN team pulled all the pieces of the business continuity puzzle together into a corporate-wide program and fixed the gaps in their business continuity plan to keep their strategy alive and vibrant.
Facility Management and Business Continuity: Two Sides of the Same Coin!
In this session, Al Berman and Anthony Pizzitola explain the commonalities between facility management, business continuity, disaster preparedness and disaster recovery.
The Hostile Intruder at Discovery Communications Inc.
In this session, join Vice President of Building Operations & Security at Discovery Karen Kiley, for a discussion about the emergency preparedness plans the company executed in an intruder scenario, including lessons learned and new tasks added to enhance emergency plans.
Workplace Violence. You, Your Management and Your People
In this session, you will learn about the standards and laws surrounding workplace violence, as well as how to properly train employees to prioritize workplace safety and respond in workplace violence scenarios.
Introducción al Facility Management

En este módulo, los facility managers serán introducidos a conceptos clave del facility management que van desde el papel que desempeñan en la organización al conjunto de habilidades y competencias necesarias para desempeñar eficazmente su labor. Además, este taller le otorgará al facility manager un mayor aprecio por lo que administran en el lugar de trabajo y los desafíos típicos que enfrentan a diario.

From Manager to Leader: What Makes the Top 2% Successful
In this session, you will explore the psychology of leadership to enhance your ability to self-manage and lead others. Change your perception of yourself to create a more global perspective of your work world and how to position yourself as an emerging leader.
Construction Management Delivery Options
In this session, you will review the benefits and challenges of selected construction management delivery methods to leverage the opportunity to optimize building outcomes at the inception of a project.
Retro-Commissioning - What, Why and How
In this session, you will learn how to build a business case for retro-commissioning, including the differing needs of new and existing buildings, symptoms that indicate a retrofit is required and examples showing the return on investment of retro-commissioning projects.