What is IFMA

IFMA is Absolutely FM.

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the premier professional association for facility management. Supporting the largest community of FM professionals in the industry, IFMA membership comprises more than 18,000 facility professionals throughout 50 countries. Our members have a voice in 129 chapters and 13 councils.

IFMA was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit, incorporated association dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of facilities. Globally, IFMA spots trends, conducts research, provides educational programs, and assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility and real estate resources.

IFMA exists for those who practice, service or outsource facility management by:

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the facility management profession.

IFMA’s goals are the basis for the Association’s strategies, tactics and daily activities:

  • Forecast and direct the course of facility management
  • Provide superior facility-related education, information and interaction
  • Create greater awareness and recognition for facility management
  • Guide the growth of the facility management industry

Membership & More

IFMA provides the industry’s practitioners and suppliers with:

  • Professional development
  • Leadership development
  • Facility management certification
  • Recognized FM degree programs
  • Global presence
  • Chapters and councils
  • Conferences and expositions
  • Recognition for professional achievements
  • Member Resource Center
  • Corporate Development office
  • Online job referral service
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Benchmarking and best practices
  • Legal and regulatory reports
  • IFMA Foundation

IFMA supports the industry’s practitioners and suppliers through:

  • Competency-based courses
  • Hot topics courses
  • Self-study courses
  • Leadership Conference
  • Certification Exam Review
  • Chapter and council meetings, events and activities
  • World Workplace Conference & Expo-North America
  • World Workplace Conference & Expo-Europe
  • World Workplace Conference & Expo-Japan
  • Awards of Excellence program
  • Corporate marketing and sponsorship opportunities
  • IFMA Web site
  • Online Buyer’s Directory
  • Facility Management Journal
  • IFMA News
  • Washington, European, and Canadian industry reports
  • Publications, research reports and conference proceedings

    Houston Chapter of IFMA