CFM preparation


Preparing for IFMA's Certified Facility Manager Examination can be as challenging as taking it. Developing a realistic time frame for a study strategy, along with objectives and completed goals, is imperative. CFM candidates have a variety of preparation resources available to them. To view detailed information for each resource, click on the titles in the boxes to the right.


Virtual CFM Exam Prep Workshop

Are you ready to sit for the CFM Exam? This 6 hour workshop will review the overall methodology of the CFM Exam and practice applying critical thinking skills to your FM knowledge, using sample questions in a simulated competency-based exam.

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CFM Practice Exam

Candidates preparing for IFMA’s CFM Exam may opt to take this 66-question practice exam. This practice exam contains 6 questions from each of the 11 competencies and is intended to give candidates a taste of what to expect in terms of type of questions on the competency-based exam.

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FM Learning System

The IFMA FM Learning System is a premier quality program designed to meet the professional development, training, and CFM Exam preparation needs of facility management professionals and their employers.

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Classroom Courses

The CFM Preparation Workshop is conducted with guidance provided by instructor-led classes and peer interaction

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Other Preparation Resources

Competency Self Evaluation

Cumulative Course Bibliography

*Please note: participation in exam preparation courses is optional and not approved or endorsed as the only or best means of preparation for the CFM exam. The IFMA Certification Commission, the governing body responsible for the development and maintenance of the CFM exam, is not involved in the development or delivery of any exam preparation materials.