Become an IFMA Qualified Instructor




Steps to become an IFMA Qualified Instructor for FMP, SFP, CFM


  1. Meet eligibility requirements
  2. Apply
  3. Attend the three day Train the Trainer Course
  4. Purchase the instructor kit
  5. Completion of a supervised modular teaching session


Do you meet the eligibility requirements?


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree and a FMP, SFP* or CFM designation
  • Experience: A total of eight (8) years of experience in Facility Management or related field.
  • Instructional Experience: Two (2) years’ experience as a course instructor.
  • Demonstrated Performance: Submission of summaries of evaluations from past course instruction experiences.

* Applicants must be well versed in a wide array of sustainability topics, specifically the eight core concept areas of sustainability as defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste and site impact. Each instructor candidate for the SFP shall also possess a current credential in facility management (at least a CFM or FMP) and a strong background knowledge in sustainability (such as LEED AP, Green Globes evaluator, BREEAM evaluator or equivalent).

IFMA reserves the right to waive any of the education requirements for those candidates who can demonstrate equivalent education, training and experience as an instructor.


Steps to become an IFMA Qualified Instructor for Essentials of FM


  1. Meet eligibility requirements
  2. Register intent to teach and Apply
  3. Purchase the instructor kit
  4. Completion of a supervised modular teaching session

IFMAs 3-Day Train the Trainer Program


IFMA’s Train-the-Trainer program is designed to prepare you to facilitate the CFM Exam Prep Workshop and Facility Management Learning System, the FMP and the SFP.

Over three days, this course will walk instructor candidates through the fundamentals of how to deliver effective training to adults who are interested in continuing their professional development through one of IFMA’s credential programs. The program will provide candidates with the best tools and resources to ensure their success as an IFMA Qualified Instructor.

The course will cover:

  • The instructor’s role in learning
  • The adult learning process
  • Influences on learning
  • Identifying course content
  • Specifying behavior types
  • Instructional planning
  • Written instruction materials
  • Oral presentation methods
  • Questioning Strategies
  • Discussion and group participation methods
  • Use of instructional media
  • Use of instructional devices
  • Ways of measuring and evaluating student achievement
  • Effective learning environments
  • Class Supervision
Upcoming Train the Trainer Programs:
Train the Trainer courses are being held before IFMA's World Workplace 2019   Dates: Saturday, October 12 through Monday, October 14. Please submit your instructor application to Samantha Rosenthal to reserve your spot today!

Please contact to reserve your spot today!


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