Increase your skillset, build credibility, gain a competitive edge, network with other FM professionals. IFMA’s FMP is for facility management professionals, those who work with FM’s and those who work in related industries seeking to advance in the FM field. It’s an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that facility management employers are demanding while proving to your current and prospective employers that your abilities meet or exceed industry-wide standards.
The IFMA FMP Credential Program offers a single source for learning about the FM profession, gaining the skills demanded by employers, and earning the FMP credential. The program consists of reading materials, interactive online study tools and FMP final assessments.
Comprehensive modules teach four knowledge domains that have been updated to align with the results of the IFMA global job task analysis:
- Operations and Maintenance
- Project Management
- Finance and Business
- Leadership and Strategy
Choose to receive the reading materials in downloadable electronic format only or in both printed and electronic formats.
eBooks easily downloaded to your e-reader device for increased mobility. Topics presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format.
Interactive Online Study Tools
Access the interactive online study tools for one (1) year when you purchase an individual course, or two (2) years when you purchase the entire 4-course program. Online study tools include:
- Facility Management Introduction - an overview video of the FM industry.
- A pre-test for each course to assess initial knowledge and guide studies.
- Course-specific quizzes to measure comprehension and ability to apply concepts.
- Immediate feedback and correct-answer rationales on all quizzes.
- Case studies for real-world application.
- eFlashcards and glossary for review of key terms and definitions.
- Resources for additional educational tools.
- Progress report to track activities and scores.
FMP Final Assessments
- A 50-question online FMP final assessment follows each course.
- Assessments are included in the online study tools and can be completed when and where your schedule allows.*
- Successful completion of all four final assessments qualifies candidates for the FMP credential.
- Candidates must submit the FMP application and payment forms through Credential Application and Maintenance Program (CAMP) to earn the FMP credential. Fees: $140 IFMA members, $250 non-members. (You will be automatically directed to the FMP application after successfully completing the four FMP final assessments.)
*Please note: Once you successfully complete each online FMP final assessment, it will have served its purpose and will no longer be available.
The self-study program includes printed modules, interactive online study tools, and online FMP final assessments to give you the freedom to complete your FMP studies and earn the FMP credential at your convenience.
- Complete the program at your own pace.
- Study when and where your schedule allows.
- Develop an individualized study plan.
- Avoid travel expenses and time away from work.
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The instructor-led courses combine the IFMA FMP Credential Program’s print and online components with the leadership of a qualified instructor. Courses are also available through approved providers such as colleges and universities or partner associations. View a complete list of instructor-led courses.
Instructor-led course benefits:
- Take advantage of company/employee tuition reimbursement programs with college/university courses.
- Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.
- Avoid procrastination and stay on track with weekly assignments and classroom expectations.
- Discuss and clarify difficult topics in a live or virtual classroom forum.
If there are multiple training candidates within your organization or if you have organized a group of coworkers or friends who would like to prepare for and earn the FMP credential, IFMA offers the corporate/group training option. Take advantage of significant volume discounts when purchasing the IFMA FMP Credential Program for your group. For group implementation options and volume pricing, contact Dan Laury at Dan.Laury@ifma.org
Corporate/group training benefits:
- Volume discounts available on orders of two or more programs.
- Premier-quality, turn-key training tools are available to your staff within minutes of placing your order.
- Self-study and instructor-led training options provide customized, consistent training to your local or global team. IFMA can even help you find a certified instructor for on-site or online training.
- Online tracking tools allow you to monitor your staff's performance, identify strengths and weaknesses, and ensure you are generating a high return on your investment.
The following four knowledge domains, as determined by the recent IFMA global job task analysis, are deemed critical to the foundation of knowledge required of facility managers, and therefore are taught and tested by the IFMA FMP Credential Program.
- Operations and Maintenance: The primary role of facility managers is to manage/oversee an operating facility. To do this, facility managers must have a working knowledge of building systems, structure, interiors and exteriors and grounds so the facility and all of its required systems function efficiently, reliably, safely, securely and in a manner consistent with existing regulations and standards. Effective operation and maintenance of facilities is a complex responsibility in today's environment.
- Project Management: Facility managers make use of all aspects of project management beginning with planning, scoping, scheduling and ending with evaluating. Project planning and management are core skills in facility management. The skills are particularly important because of the wide range of projects assigned to the facility organization. Projects vary in scope, complexity, duration and financial risk.
- Finance and Business: Facility managers manage/oversee high-value assets that represent significant financial investment in technology, buildings, structures, interiors, exteriors and grounds. Since facility managers are typically responsible for the oversight, operation and maintenance of the buildings and grounds, as well as oversight of various service contracts, understanding the basics of finance and business is critical.
- Leadership and Strategy: To be effective, facility managers must develop strategies to successfully carry out major initiatives by influencing the decisions and attitudes of others. Effective strategies require that facility managers are able to integrate people, places, processes and technology. They must be able to align the facility portfolio with the entire organization’s missions and available resources, and to be innovative in order to move forward with their staff and processes to respond to the ever-changing requirements.
To earn the FMP, you must pass the online FMP final assessment found at the end of each course. After passing all four final assessments, simply submit your FMP application and fee to IFMA for validation.