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Develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization's triple bottom line. IFMA’s SFP® is an opportunity for all FMs and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices. By earning your SFP credential, you will develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization's economic, environmental and social bottom lines.

 

Who should become an SFP?

IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) is designed for all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices. SFP candidates will need a foundational knowledge of facility management to successfully complete the program. The SFP credential is ideal for:

  • Facility management practitioners with a baseline of FM industry knowledge.
  • FM professionals with proven experience transitioning into sustainability related positions.
  • Related industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • LEED professionals seeking continuing education hours.
  • Federal employees and contractors looking to comply with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).
  • CFMs and FMPs interested in expanding their depth of expertise in the area of sustainable facility management.
      

 

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Steps to achieve the SFP credential

Step 1

Determine whether you have a basic foundational knowledge of FM as this knowledge is necessary to apply the SFP concepts and pass the final assessments. A Facility Management Overview is included in the SFP program as a refresher.

 

Step 2

Order the IFMA SFP Credential Program, an all–inclusive training and assessment program that combines comprehensive reading materials to help you learn about sustainable facility practices from an FM perspective, interactive online study tools to test your understanding and retention, and final SFP assessments to qualify you to earn the SFP credential.

 

Step 3

Study the electronic/printed training materials and complete the online interactive study tools for each focus area (in sequence) to enhance your skills and knowledge.

 

Step 4

Complete the three online SFP final assessments with a passing score of 75% or higher.

 

Step 5

Submit your SFP application (with application fee) to IFMA to validate your SFP credential.

 

Step 6

All certificate packets are shipped using local mail service. International deliveries may take up to 60 days. If you would like your certificate packet to be shipped with tracking, there is a $75 shipping fee. The FMP certificate shipping fee with tracking form found in the Candidate’s CAMP (Credentials Application and Maintenance Program) record, must be completed and submitted with the application and app fee, in order for the packet to be shipped with tracking.

Webinar Archive

Thank you for your interest in IFMA's SFP Credential Program. Periodically, we will be offering free online information sessions. If you are not able to attend one of these live events, archived versions and supporting documents will be available here.

May 5, 2016: Discover Innovative, Sustainable FM Solutions

Learn more about how you'll benefit from the SFP, what you'll learn, and how to earn the credential.

The following tools are now available for you to download for free:

 

March 5, 2014: Advancing Academic Facility Performance with IFMA's SFP Credential

Sustainable Facility Management Case Studies & Best Practices

Learn how the University of Houston, NYC Department of Education, The Westminster Schools, The American University in Cairo, and University of Minnesota, developed strategies and benchmarked, tracked progress and further increased cost savings through utilizing tools, resources and information gleaned from the SFP training. Webinar panelists/speakers include:

Michael Burriello, MBA, FMP , Assistant Director, Central Plants and FM Sustainable Leader | University of Houston Sharon Jaye, D.Ed., SFP, Director of Sustainability, Facilities | NYC Dept. of Education; Former Assistant Director of Facilities | The Westminster Schools Sherif Maged, MBA, MSC, SFP, Senior Director Facility Housing and Transportation | The American University in Cairo
     
Avinash Rahurkar, MS, MBA, FMP, SFP, Interim Associate Director, Facilities | University of Houston Gregory Williams, FMP, SFP, CFM, Facilities Team Manager | University of Minnesota Moderator:
Jon Martens, IFMA Fellow, Managing Principal | JEMCOR LLC

 

The following tools are now available for you to download for free:

 

Earn CEUs and CFM Maintenance Points

Did you know that completion of IFMA SFP Credential Program can help you earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and CFM Maintenance Points? Simply complete the program and pass the online SFP final assessments to qualify. CEUs and points vary by study method:

Self-Study CEUs and CFM Points

SFP Credential Program: Self-Study Program CEUs awarded CFM points
Focus Area 1: Strategy & Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management 0.70 CEUs 7.0 CFM pts
Focus Area 2: Managing Sustainable Facilities 0.90 CEUs 9.0 CFM pts
Focus Area 3: Operating Sustainable Facilities 1.40 CEUs 14.0 CFM pts
Total CEUs for all self-study  3.0 CEUs 30.0 CFM pts

 

 Instructor-Led CEUs and CFM Points

SFP Credential Program: Instructor-Led Course CEUs awarded CFM points
Focus Area 1: Strategy & Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management 1.70 CEUs 17.0 CFM pts
Focus Area 2: Managing Sustainable Facilities 1.90 CEUs 19.0 CFM pts
Focus Area 3: Operating Sustainable Facilities 3.40 CEUs 34.0 CFM pts
Total CEUs for all instructor-led 7.0 CEUs 70.0* CFM pts

  * Note: Max points in any category is 60.0

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