IFMA-RICS Credentials

The IFMA-RICS suite of professional credentials provides a defined path for entry and advancement in facilities management and combined FM training opportunities offering a full spectrum of professional development for every career stage from new entrants to experienced professionals.  Visit and learn more.


IFMA-NIU Credentials  


Northern Illinois University and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) have partnered to offer courses that help candidates earn the prestigious FMP® , CFM® or SFP™ credentials.  Visit NIU Continuing Professional Education site 
Today's FM professional is required to be an operations specialist, a financial strategist, a skilled negotiator, a project manager, a safety specialist, and a management mastermind.
The CFM® core competencies will empower your profession in these areas: 

1. Communication
2. Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity
3. Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
4. Finance and Business
5. Human Factors
6. Leadership and Strategy
7. Operations & Maintenance
8. Project Management
9. Quality
10. Real Estate & Property Management
11. Technology
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Member Certifications

Chicago Chapter of IFMA - CFMs
Chicago Chapter of IFMA - FMPs
Chicago Chapter of IFMA - SFPs