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IFMA-RICS Credentials and qualifications

The IFMA-RICS suite of professional credentials 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.


Earn the Must-Have credential in facility management.

For facility management professionals and industry suppliers.

Increase your depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers.

Four courses teach the core topics of facility management.

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Establish sustainability FM knowledge and practices.

For all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices.

Develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization's triple bottom line.

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Earn recognition for your expertise.

For experienced FM professionals meeting education and experience requirements.

The most respected global credential in facility management. Earn distinction, demonstrate your expertise and increase your earning potential.

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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.

Learn more at www.Define.fm



Our portfolio

$150.00
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.
$80.00
Introduction to Operations and Maintenance

In this module, facility managers will be introduced to key concepts of FM operations and maintenance.

$30.00
Smart Tools for Smarter Maintenance
In this session, you will explore predictive technologies from vibration analysis to laser alignment, and review the benefits of predictive maintenance.
$80.00
Managing Contractors in Facility Management

In this module, facility managers will review different types of facility contracts and how to use them to enhance the FM function, addressing the steps necessary to write a request for proposal and ways to achieve successful partnerships with service providers.

$30.00
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.
$30.00
A Shark Tank Survival Guide for the FM
In this session, you will explore important strategies and behaviors necessary to gain access and consideration surrounding any issue and especially a newly developed idea from the FM.
$590.00
Essentials of Facility Management Series

The Essentials of Facility Management is a series of training workshops designed to meet the educational needs of FM professionals in global FM markets. 

$30.00
Key Performance Indicators What to Measure for Success
In this session, you will learn about the strategies and tools used to measure key performance indicators for organization-wide alignment toward achieving business goals.
$30.00
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.
$30.00
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.
$30.00
A Total Life Cycle Approach Enabling Efficient, Effective, and Economic Built Space Functionality
In this session, you will learn the value to leadership in the FM’s ability to apply consistent decision-making criteria to align their facility asset portfolio to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
$30.00
The Ultimate Savings: Life Cycle BIM for Facility Management
In this session, you will learn how facility management supported by building information modeling (BIM) technology can save facility managers time and potentially reduce maintenance costs throughout the life cycle of the facility.