Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®)
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IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. It’s also an opportunity for FMs with an interest in efficiency, data-driven decision-making and sustainable practices. By earning your SFP designation, you will develop and gain recognition for your expertise in sustainable FM practices while impacting your organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines.

Getting Started Guide

SFP Candidate Handbook


*All course materials included online.  Optional printed materials available for purchase.

Course/Activity Information

The courseware consists of 3 units comprising of 12 chapters in total. Attaining the SFP credential requires a separate application step after all courseware is complete.

Unit One: Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Building a Sustainable Facilities Program + Assessment (.40 CEUs)
  • Chapter 2: Sustainability Strategy + Assessment (.40 CEUs)
  • Chapter 3: Planning for Sustainability + Assessment (.40 CEUs)
  • Chapter 4: Understanding Financial Language + Assessment (.40 CEUs)

Unit Two: Analyzing Sustainable Solutions

  • Chapter 5: Energy Management + Assessment (.50 CEUs)
  • Chapter 6: Water Management + Assessment (.40 CEUs)
  • Chapter 7: Materials and Consumables Management + Assessment (.30 CEUs)
  • Chapter 8: Waste Management + Assessment (.40 CEUs)
  • Chapter 9: Workplace Management + Assessment (.50 CEUs)

Unit Three: Making Sustainable Change

  • Chapter 10: Implementing a Sustainability Initiative + Assessment (.30 CEUs)
  • Chapter 11: Managing Change + Assessment (.40 CEUs)
  • Chapter 12: Evaluating and Reporting + Assessment (.30 CEUs)
  • Program Evaluation


International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

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