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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

$80.00
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.

$80.00
Introduction to Facility Management

In this module, facility managers will be introduced to key concepts of facility management that range from the role they play in the organization to the skill sets and competencies required to effectively perform their work.

$80.00
Introduction to Operations and Maintenance

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

$80.00
The Basics of Building Systems

In this module, facility managers will receive a general overview of each of the major building systems to identify when building equipment is being serviced properly, and better understand how to manage the personnel who attend the building equipment.

$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. 

$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.

$80.00
The Application of Technology

In this module, facility managers will gain an understanding of software technologies used in FM, including Building Automation Systems (BAS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) as well as “cloud” and SaaS software applications.

$80.00
Managing and Tracking Customer Relations in Facility Management

In this module, facility managers will gain an understanding of how to meet customer expectations and increase client satisfaction, addressing different methods of collecting customer feedback and techniques for processing both positive and negative customer feedback.

$80.00
The Implications of Health and Safety in Managing Buildings

In this module, facility managers will learn how health and safety affect occupants and FM operations, addressing the standards and processes for conducting related risk assessments.

$80.00
Supervisory Roles in Facility Work Management

In this module, facility mangers will gain an understanding of the facility supervisor’s “work management” role in the organization — particularly concerning time and resource management, productivity, decision-making, communication and leadership.

$80.00
Work Management Tools in Facility Management

In this module, facility managers will explore various work management tools utilized in an FM organization. Addressing the role of productivity in the effective management of facilities, the determination and calculation of productivity metrics is discussed along with the basics of automated work management.

$80.00
Applying Work Management to Building Systems

In this module, facility mangers will learn how to apply work management principles to building systems in facilities.