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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
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.


Our portfolio

$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.

$30.00
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.
$250.00
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.

$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.

$30.00
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.
$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.

$30.00
Creating a Powerful FM Legacy

As an unprecedented number of experienced facility managers transition out of active practice, the FM industry is experiencing the largest professional hand-off in industry history. This session addresses the need for FM organizations to preserve the FM legacy and prepare for the next generation of facility professionals.

$30.00
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.