Membership

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. No more than two representatives in the associate category from any organization may belong to any one chapter at a time.

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Young Professional Member

Open to new IFMA members who are under the age of 35, and new or current IFMA members who graduated from an accredited university or college within the last 12 months at the time of application or membership reclassification/renewal. Young professional membership is limited to 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 may be required.

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Retired Member

Open to members in good standing upon their permanent retirement from full-time facility management practice, business development, sales and/or marketing. Should a retired member return to full-time employment as either a practitioner, in business development, or a sales and/or marketing position, he or she will be reclassified to the appropriate membership category.

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Corporate Sustaining Partner

Product & Service Provider

Designed for companies that provide product and service solutions to facility management professionals. The Corporate Sustaining Partner (CSP) program allows companies to elevate their image and name recognition within the world’s largest facility management audience, while also receiving exclusive marketing and promotional benefits.

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