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General questions about IFMA

What does IFMA mean?

When was IFMA founded? 

What is IFMA's Vision?

What is IFMA's Mission?

What is IFMA's Credo?

What credentials do IFMA offer for facility managers?

How many countries recognize IFMA?

How many IFMA chapters are there?

How many members is IFMA supporting?


Answer: International Facility Management Association

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Answer: IFMA was founded in 1980 as the world largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals.

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Answer: IFMA's Vision to be the global standard and resource for facility management.

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Answer: IFMA's Mission is to advance the professional discipline of facility management worldwide.

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Answer: IFMA's believes people come first. IFMA is committed to enable, empower and equip facility management professionals. IFMA will provide training and knowledge sharing to support safe, sustainable and resilient workplaces focused on achieving the organizational goals. IFMA is committed to advancing the industry by conducting all of our activities in accordance with our core values as stewards of the built environment.

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Answer: IFMA offer three credentials for facility managers:

  • Facility Management Professional (FMP) - The must-have credential for all facility management professional and industry suppliers>
  • Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) - For all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in advancing the practice of sustainability throughout the building life cycle.
  • Certified Facility Manager (CFM) - For experienced FM professionals meeting education and experience requirements.

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Answer: IFMA is recognized in 104 countries.

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Answer: IFMA has 133 chapters worldwide.

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Answer: IFMA is supporting over 24,000 members.

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