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How to become a member

How to become a member

Just heard about IFMA and want to learn more? Go to to learn more. IFMA brings great value to its members by offering a variety of facility competency courses as well as three international recognized professional credentials:

  • Facility Management Professional (FMP)
  • Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP)
  • Certified Facility Managers (CFM)

All are offered online or in a classroom environment with other facility professionals. Are you finally convinced that IFMA is the organization right for you? You can join online or via mail or fax. 

When you join IFMA International, make sure you select Denver as your local chapter. Denver hosts luncheon learning events, tours, credential education and networking events; and provides the opportunity to build relationships with facility professional colleagues.  

In addition to IFMA membership dues, the Denver Chapter dues are US $305.  As a member of the local chapter your dues include 1 ticket to:

  • Award winning Programs and Professional Development (seminar luncheons, facility tours. and locally hosted courses)
  • Social events (summer social, sporting event, Sponsorship appreciation, and holiday party)

You also can benefit from:

  • Networking with colleagues at the Annual Golf Tournament (Separate fee to play).
  • Employment referral services.
  • Volunteering for community services projects and fundraisers.
  • An opportunity to volunteer on a committee and/or serve in a leadership position.

IFMA Base Member Dues (required):  Please view the IFMA International FAQ page for additional information.    

  • IFMA membership will be US$219 per year for professionals and associates and US$139 for young professionals for International Membership, plus chapter dues of $305.

First-year IFMA members are required to join a component (local chapter, council or community). After the first year of membership, local chapter, council or community membership is optional. You may join more than one component.

If you have questions, please contact the Membership Committee at [email protected].

Membership Categories

The facility management community is diverse. The IFMA community reflects and supports diversity across membership categories.

Whether you are a facility manager, study or teach facility management, provide facility-related solutions, contribute to or have an interest in best workplace practices, you will find a place in the IFMA community.

IFMA membership is annual. Membership is renewed on the anniversary of the date your application was approved. Your option to renew each year is indefinite. We ask that membership applicants support the purpose, vision, mission, goals, core values and Code of Ethics of the association. Membership is individually based and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Professional Member

FM Professional, Transitioning to an FM Career, Job Seeker, Other Workplace Professional 

Open to facility practitioners and educators whose primary responsibilities are to provide, oversee or teach one (or more) facility management core competency. Please review the following core competencies and examples:

  • Communications: Technology, integration and knowledge management.
  • Finance: (with regard to real estate and facilities) Analyzing, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, tax auditing and controlling.
  • Human & Environmental Factors: Environmental, health and safety, workplace dynamics, teamwork, interpersonal behaviors and ergonomics.
  • Leadership & Management: Code compliance, telecommunications, purchasing, security, food service, reprographics, building services, transportation, furnishings and equipment inventory, maintenance and outsourcing management.
  • Operations & Maintenance: Physical plant, preventative maintenance, conservation and energy management systems.
  • Planning & Project Management: Strategic, tactical and annual facility planning; new construction and/or renovation; interior space planning and design; workplace specifications, installation and space management; and architecture and/or engineering projects.
  • Quality Assessment & Innovation: International standards organization, standards, facility audits and total quality management.
  • Real Estate: Acquisitions, financials, negotiations and/or disposal.
  • Technology: Development, implementation and maintenance of information technology systems.

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Associate Member

Company Representative or Solutions Provider 

Open to individuals whose primary responsibilities include: business development; sales and/or marketing as a consultant; representation of a manufacturer, vendor, dealer or distributor; and/or provider of facility-related products and services.

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Young Professional Member

Open to IFMA members who are 35 years of age or younger.

Young Professional membership may not exceed five years.

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Student Member

Open to candidates who are engaged in full-time study at an accredited college or university. At such time as the member is no longer engaged in full-time study, he or she will be reclassified to the appropriate membership category.

Verification of full-time student status and expected graduation date is required.

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