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Why Join IFMA?

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Why should a facility managers and operations and maintenance managers join the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)? There are many good reasons, and here are some of the top choices as follows: The Value of Belonging The membership relationship with IFMA provides a myriad of offerings for learning, growth, community and professional success. Preview the value opportunities and join today to create your own IFMA story. Publications Get a sneak peek of IFMA’s award-winning publication, Facility Management Journal—covering the latest FM hot topics, complemented with additional online resources. Preview IFMA’s biweekly e-newsletter, The Wire – your go-to resource for news, events, courses and opportunities within your association. IFMA Insider – Preview the member-exclusive weekly digest of news in the world of FM. In less than two minutes you can review top articles hand-selected for you from thousands of publications world-wide. Marketplace IFMA’s online Buyer’s Guide takes the uncertainty out of hit-or-miss Internet searches for your facility solutions, connecting you directly to reputable companies in hundreds of FM categories – plus end user reviews from your colleagues. FM Deals and Discounts: Member exclusive deals and discounts on FM solutions and products. Events & Meetings Get a taste of the in-person member experience at the most longstanding, well-respected learning and networking events for FM’s. As an IFMA member, create awareness of your profession at the government level – whether in the US, Europe or throughout the world. Learning Resources Gain a deeper understanding of issues challenging FMs today through free white papers provided by IFMA and the IFMA Foundation. Enhance your FM knowledge where you want, when you want, with member priced educational opportunities in IFMA’s FM knowledge Center. Whether you are new to facility management or have decades of experience, IFMA credentials can help you achieve your professional development and career goals. IFMA Credentials

  • Expand your skill set

  • Earn instant credibility

  • Distinguish yourself from your peers

  • Demonstrate your professional knowledge and commitment to current and prospective employers.

Explore your member-pricing for the CFM, FMP and SFP today.

  • Free How-to-Guides provide you with examples of successfully implemented sustainable practices and will help you in developing a business case and ROI analysis for sustainability.

  • Grow your FM library with access to member-priced publications, reports, and research.

  • Benefit of the Month: Each month IFMA provides you with a new benefit or opportunity – webinars, publications, education and more!

Building the Strength of FM Members help shape the future of your industry and association – Explore volunteer opportunities. Contribute to the conversation with your government leaders – Raise the awareness of the importance of Facility Management. Learn more about IFMA’s advocacy efforts. IFMA members have the opportunity to become Media Mavens. Media Mavens are trained media-savvy facility managers who serve as spokespeople for IFMA and the FM discipline. Media Mavens respond to specific media questions and also help drive FM-related stories around the world in order to elevate the FM profession. Career Resource Center Whether you are a seasoned facility manager or just getting started in the profession, IFMA offers the resources you need to find the perfect FM position and advance their career. IFMA members get an advanced screening of all job postings. Your career search deserves a professional career coach—someone dedicated to your success. If your search seems stalled, your resume isn’t attracting the offers you’re hoping for, or you need help reaffirming your goals and strengths, consider enlisting the help of a trained expert. Hundreds of sites offer career advice. Our coaches have searched out the best of these and selected their favorite articles to include in our Content Library. Topics range from interviewing tips to effective resumes and cover letters to finding the job that best fits you. Communities IFMA Chapters: Get a preview of IFMA members’ local source of facility management education, information and community. IFMA chapters bring the association’s vast resources to you where you live. IFMA Councils: Get a sneak peek of IFMA members’ virtual source of facility management education, information and community. IFMA councils bring the association’s vast resources to you and the global FM community through online platforms and networking. Communities of Practice: IFMA members’ virtual source of facility management dialogue and community. IFMA COP’s provide the platform for discussion and community connection with global facility managers aligned with your specialized interests and job responsibilities.

Student Specific Opportunities Academic scholarships – available to highly qualified FM students.

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