Membership News

Membership News

Membership News

Expectations of our Members

IFMA is a dual relationship between our Professional members and our Associate members. Our goal is to have the two networking with each other and developing strong, long lasting business relationships. Our expectations for our members are to be active and participate in our numerous social, business, educational and community service functions. If you do become a member and are enjoying the success of IFMA, we would encourage you to reach out to your fellow professional or associate colleague‘s and have them attend one of our functions.

How to Get the Most out of your IFMA Membership

Membership in an organization such as IFMA can be rewarding and provide you with a useful network of professional contacts, a source for industry information and an avenue to further your education.

There are many things you can do to enhance your experience with IFMA. In order to take advantage of all the benefits that IFMA has to offer it’s good to become involved with your local Chapter. Attend local chapter meetings and discuss work challenges with colleagues, many of whom have faced similar problems and may be able to offer guidance and insight. Join a committee and get involved with the behind-the-scenes functions of the Chapter. You’ll meet other Professional and Associate members and have fun at the same time! Join an IFMA Council and participate in online communities to receive immediate answers to FM questions.

IFMA has a lot of information available to its members. As a member of IFMA you will have access to the FMJ, Membership Directory, FM publications, educational sessions, product and service providers.

Through IFMA you have many ways to further your education. Attend IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo—international gatherings of industry professionals seeking education, information and interaction. Attend an IFMA Professional Development seminar, increasing your knowledge and skills as a competent practitioner. Acquire a professional credential and a springboard for obtaining certification through the Facility Management Professional (FMP®) program, a knowledge-based credential demonstrating a proven comprehension of the basics of facility management. Acquire professional certification through IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) program, a measure of proficiency for competent facility managers and an industry standard.

The best way to get the most of out of your membership is to put the most into it. Get involved!