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2. Networking with professionals locally and globally
Knowledge-sharing, exchanging ideas and information, is valuable to our development as better managers, better workers and as a better community of professionals.
3. Professional Credentials
IFMA's Certified Facility Manager (CFM) program promotes professional excellence, establishes global standards for professional practice, promotes the added value of the profession and helps to influence the future direction of facility operations worldwide.
A springboard for obtaining certification, the Facility Management Professional (FMP) program can be completed in about 12 months, and FMP candidates may customize and integrate their training to build the specific knowledge they need to meet individual goals.
4. Increased opportunities to broaden skills and knowledge in all FM-related areas
IFMA promotes and facilitates an FM "Career Path." By pursuing the educational curriculum necessary to obtaining the FMP designation, FMs from beginner to expert can acquire fundamental knowledge in all of the core competency areas, building their skills, broadening their knowledge and professional networks, ultimately leading to having the hands-on experience to successfully completing the CFM Exam and joining the elite circle of Certified Facility Managers.
5. Opportunities to grow both personally and professionally
IFMA membership offers professional insight, clarity and direction. The Association provides its members with a wealth of educational, career enhancement and personal development resources. Members have access to a multitude of resources and career opportunities.