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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 Career Compass
The IFMA-RICS suite of credentials and professional qualifications provides a path for entry and advancement into facilities management, offering opportunities for every career stage.
If you’re wondering which credential or professional qualification is right for you, please use the Career Compass to guide you to a path that will lead you to your next FM career destination.
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


Our portfolio

$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. 

$35.00
Quick Tips on Preparing for a Successful Interview

Preparing for an interview can be a daunting experience. This interactive e-learning course will take you through the key stages of interview preparation and provide you with the essential information required to help you maximize your interview performance.

$30.00
Communicating in a Crisis
In this session, you will learn how to deal with the media (and many other audiences) during a crisis. Learn how to respond to questions briefly and directly, and learn how to control the flow of information during a crisis.
$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.
$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.

$30.00
Slicing through the Noise: Powerful Communication for Leadership and Professional Success
In this session, you will learn how to communicate with people of all types to strategically build and improve stakeholder relationships.
$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.
$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.
$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.

$30.00
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.
$80.00
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.

$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.