International Facility Management Association
About Us Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (136 chapters), industry (16 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services. To meet its mission to “advance the professional discipline of facility management worldwide,” on an annual basis IFMA: • Offers professional advancement through credentialing programs and provides a range of educational courses, from entry-level programs to those for highly experienced facility managers. • Produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions, and Facility Fusion, a more intimate gathering of FM professionals with powerful networking and a fusion of education, leadership training, best practices and an exposition. • Conducts research that strengthens the knowledge and skills of FM professionals while advancing the FM profession. • Produces industry-leading publications, including magazines, newsletters and blogs, and maintains the Knowledge Library, a robust online collection of resources reviewed by FM content experts. ANSI Accredited IFMA is an ANSI-Accredited Certificate Issuer - Accreditation #1057.
IFMA is accredited to issue the FMP and SFP Certificate to those successfully completing the FMP and SFP Certificate Program by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ANSI/ASTM E2659-09. ANSI is the official U.S.
representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ANSI accreditation is nationally and internationally recognized as a mark of quality.
It assures companies, customers and the general public that a certificate holder has completed the prescribed course of study in a manner that represents the best in quality education and training. .