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The CFM credential sets the industry standard for ensuring knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers.  It is the most respected global credential in facility management. 

Why should you get certified? 

  • Certified Facility Managers have proven their abilities and demonstrated their commitment to achieving excellence in the profession.
  • Earning your CFM is one of the most important career decisions you can make.
  • It's not easy to achieve CFM status.  The CFM designation is a tangible sign of your success. 
  • Facility managers must be proficient in a wide range of competencies and the CFM designation shows the level and skill you have achieved.

Certification Process

  1. Candidate Requirements - Candidates must meet the education and experience requirements outlined by IFMA.  Contact IFMA at www.ifma.org for detail.
  2. Submit Your Application For the Exam- Once you have taken your courses and are ready to take the exam, you may submit your CFM application through the IFMA Web site at www.ifma.org.

Courses to help you prepare for the CFM exam

CFM Exam Prep Plus Workshop

This two-day workshop is designed to assist facility professionals seeking to earn the CFM® credential with preparation for the competency-based examination. Participants in this program have the option of receiving the IFMA Facility Management Learning System course materials and online resources for advance study. These study materials are not required for exam preparation but are strongly recommended. The FMLS is designed for independent study and is a comprehensive study tool covering each of the competency areas included on the CFM exam. The CFM exam covers a broad range of facility management duties.  The Exam Prep workshop will provide a high level review of the competencies covered on the exam and focuses on tools that can lead to success on the exam, techniques to perceive situations, and the importance of maintaining the right perspective. 

Participants in this session will:

  • Learn how to use the tools that can lead to success on the CFM Exam
  • Understand the overall concept of the exam and focus on the methodology of the exam to understand the "how" and "why"
  • Learn to apply critical thinking skills and discuss rationales used
  • Learn from CFM instructors who have been trained to share their knowledge and valuable experience. 

All attendees should meet the candidate eligibility requirements set forth by IFMA and possess the necessary FM knowledge and skills required of all candidates.

Course Instructors:  Jerry DiCola FMP, SFP, CFM, LEED GA and Chris Tierney, FMP, SFP, CFM, LEED GA

Upcoming
Dates
LocationTimePriceEvent NumberRegister Online
1/23-1/24/2015 NIU Naperville 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $1,275- Regular
$1,175- IFMA member/NIU alumni
#13523 Select

Add $50 for registrations within 14 days of class start.


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