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Earn distinction, demonstrate your expertise and increase your earning potential. The Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. It is an ideal opportunity for experienced FM professionals to distinguish themselves with the most respected global credential in facility management.

 

EACH candidate must complete the CFM Application before any determination can be made on eligibility requirements. All applications MUST be completed online using the IFMA Credential Application and Maintenance Program (CAMP) found at http://www.ifma.org/my-account/camp. We strongly encourage anyone using CAMP for the first time to please read the CAMP User Guide, and follow the instructions.

Login instructions for CAMP

Use this link:    www.ifma.org/my-account/camp

Choose the CAMP button on the Manage My Credentials page:

The email on file with IFMA will be your Username

 

If you have previously logged in, and don’t have your PW, choose “forgot password”.  You will receive a link to reset the PW.  Login.  This will take you back to the IFMA Home Page, but you will be logged in.  To get to the “CAMP” button on the Manage my Credentials page, you must choose Professional Development > Credentials > Manage My Credentials.  Click on the “CAMP” button and you will move into the CAMP program

If you have never logged into CAMP, ifma.org or the IFMA online learning center, using this email, you will need to register in order to do so. 

If you receive a notice that you must have a valid user email to reset your PW, this means that your email must be registered and you must create the user.  You will need to choose: “Don’t have an account”.  This will create an account with the single sign-on program which is used to login.  Follow those instructions, using the same email which is in your IFMA record.

 

Note:  

  • If you do not know which email is on file with IFMA, please call 713-623-4362 and a Member Services representative will assist you.
  • Do not use your social media account or a new email address for login. Doing so will create a new record that will not contain your credential information.

 

Once you are logged in, you will again see the Home Page for www.ifma.org.  To get to the “CAMP” button on the Manage my Credentials page, you must choose Professional Development > Credentials > Manage My Credentials.  Click on the “CAMP” button and you will move into the CAMP program

 

The CFM application will be found under Applications and Forms > New Forms

Follow the instructions for completing the application.

 

Application Fee Payment Form

To complete the application process, the CFM Application Payment Form must be completed, submitted and confirmed. (Please note: If you asked for preliminary approval, you will need to go back into CAMP and hit Submit and apply payment before you receive the information on making your exam appointment.) If the exam payment has been pre-paid by an employer, the candidate should see the approved CFM Exam Payment form in the “Completed Forms” section of Applications and Forms.

If the employer or candidate is paying for the application fee by check, the candidate should complete the form choosing "Pay with Check." An invoice will be forwarded to the employer and the application will be processed when payment is received.

If either the employer or the candidate is paying the application fee by credit card, “Credit Card” should be chosen and the prompts followed to process the payment. Credit card payments are processed immediately and the application moves into the approval queue.

 

 CFM Exam Application Fee

 IFMA members

 $550               (Members receive a discount on the exam fee)

 Non-members 

 $815

 GSA fee 

 $529.49         (GSA fees apply to Federal Agency Employees who are eligible for GSA pricing

Note: CFM exam fee is reimbursable under the GI Bill

 

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Application Approval/Denial and Scheduling the Exam

When the application is approved, the candidate will receive an email with instructions for scheduling an exam date at a one of Prometric Testing Center in a convenient location. The exam eligibility period is three months (90 days) from the date the application is approved, and there are policies regarding rescheduling and/or cancelling an exam date. This information will be included in the scheduling email. The applicant must take the exam during the three month (90 day) period.

If an application is denied, the Credentials Manager will follow-up with the candidate accordingly. Any payment that has been processed will be refunded.

 

Sitting for the CFM Exam and Exam Results

The CFM Exam, which takes 4 hours to complete, consists of 180 multiple-choice questions delivered in random order. The test is strictly pass/fail based on the total number of correct answers. At the present time, the computerized exam is available in English only.

Testing must occur within 90 days of candidate acceptance.If you need to reschedule or cancel your exam date you must contact to Prometric direclty (not IFMA).  To review Prometric's policies, click here. If you do not cancel before their deadlines, you will be considered a “no show” and may incur additional charges to reschedule your exam.

The candidate is notified immediately after completing the exam regarding pass/fail status. IFMA credentialing staff will confirm the results and process the credential certificate packet if applicable. Candidates should receive certificate packets within 30 days of the successful testing date.

Unsuccessful CFM Exam candidates have up to one year to retake the exam at a reduced fee. The CFM Exam Retake Application and Payment Form, found in the CAMP program, will need to be submitted and processed in order for the candidate to retake the exam.

 

The CFM Exam and Exam Results

The CFM Exam, which takes 4 hours to complete, consists of 180 multiple-choice questions delivered in random order. The test is strictly pass/fail based on the total number of correct answers. At the present time, the computerized exam is available in English only.

Testing must occur within 90 days of candidate acceptance.If you need to reschedule or cancel your exam date you must contact to Prometric direclty (not IFMA).  To review Prometric's policies, click here. If you do not cancel before their deadlines, you will be considered a “no show” and will incur additional charges to reschedule your exam.

The candidate is notified immediately after completing the exam regarding pass/fail status. IFMA credentialing staff will confirm the results and process the credential certificate packet if applicable. Candidates should receive certificate packets within 30 days of the successful testing date.

Unsuccessful CFM Exam candidates have up to one year to retake the exam at a reduced fee. The CFM Exam Retake Application and Payment Form, found in the CAMP program, will need to be submitted and processed in order for the candidate to retake the exam.

 

After the Exam

After exam results are verified and updated in the CAMP system, candidates will receive an email verifying the results and containing instructions for maintaining the credential.  The CFM Certification is valid for three (3) years. To maintain the CFM credential, a list of the activities performed along with the appropriate supporting documentation including a processing fee must be submitted to IFMA credentialing department every three years.

 CFM Recertification Fee:

 IFMA members

 $290 (Members receive a discount on the recert fee)

 Non-members 

 $365

 GSA fee 

 $203.72           (GSA fees apply to Federal Agency Employees who are eligible for GSA pricing