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Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®)

IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential for FM professionals looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics, highlight their professionalism and advance their careers.


1. Why should I become an FMP?

• The average five-year “return on investment” of IFMA Credentials is 15:1.*• Gain a competitive advantage through education and global recognition.
• Build practical skills you can apply to your job immediately resulting in cost-savings to your organization.
• Earn professional credibility and recognition from current and potential employers, clients, and peers.
• Earn 60 general CE hours towards your LEED credential maintenance.
• Earn IFMA-issued CEUs.
• Comply with the US Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).

2. Who should pursue the FMP?

• FM practitioners looking to increase their knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers.
• Individuals who are transitioning into the FM profession.
• Built environment practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
• Facility-related product and service providers
• Students entering the profession from college/university.
• LEED Professionals seeking complementary knowledge and CE hours.
• US Federal employees and contractors seeking compliance with the FBPTA

3. What will I learn?

As a result of the most recent IFMA global job task analysis, the following four knowledge domains were deemed critical to the foundation of knowledge required of facility managers, and therefore are taught and tested by the IFMA FMP Credential Program®:
• Operations and Maintenance
• Project Management
• Finance and Business
• Leadership and Strategy

4. How do I earn the FMP credential?

Follow these five simple steps to earn the FMP credential:
• Order the IFMA FMP Credential Program at credentials/fmp
• Study the reading materials (also accessable via e-reader) and complete the online interactive study tools for each course to enhance your skills and knowledge.
• Complete the four online FMP final assessments with a passing score of 75% or higher.
• Submit your FMP application (with application fee) to IFMA to validate your FMP credential. (You will be automatically directed to the FMP application after successfully completing the four FMP final assessments.)

5. How will my employer benefit?

• Improve productivity and project completion times
• Establish a common foundation of knowledge and vocabulary throughout your team.
• Ensure the competency and professionalism of your employees.
• Contribute to your organization’s competitive advantage.
• Improve staff retention and loyalty with a proven commitment to employee growth and career advancement.
• Benefit from bulk rates (groups of 5+)

6. What’s included in the IFMA FMP Credential Program?

The IFMA FMP Credential Program includes everything you need to earn the FMP, including a variety of learning materials and interactive study tools to test your comprehension
• Reading materials: Comprehensive reading materials (also accessible via e-reader) provide an in-depth exploration of the four FMP knowledge domains in a concise, easy-to-understand format.
• Interactive online study tools: Interactive online study tools including quizzes, case studies, e-flashcards, progress reports and more will help you apply and retain the FMP concepts
• FMP final assessments: Successful completion of the four online FMP final assessments will qualify individuals for the FMP credential. An FMP application must be submitted (with fee) to IFMA to be awarded the FMP credential

7. How long does it take to become an FMP?

The length of time the four courses will take depends greatly on the person who is studying (based on experience, knowledge, reading comprehension, etc.). On average, candidates invest 50-100 hours to complete all four courses and earn their FMP.



Date: 4 – 12 April 2020

Date: 6 – 14 June 2020


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