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The FMP can be achieved entirely self study with the materials and online assessments, or by attending courses, studying the materials, and taking the online assessment.
The SFP does not compete with LEED, rather it compliments it. LEED certifies the building and the SFP is more than a building certification and rating system, it is an assessment-based certificate program demonstrating a proven comprehension of environmental stewardship and sustainability in facility management. This credential provides the FM with sustainability knowledge to operate a facility on a daily and long-term basis to achieve its desired performance goals. It helps facility professionals play a key leadership role in creating, managing and operating sustainable facilities by giving them the tools to continually improve their facility’s impact on the environment and the community. It also helps to bridge the gap between the professional and the property by teaching facility managers how to implement sustainability concepts that align with corporate strategy. In an nutshell, while LEED certifies the building the SFP certifies the FM professional. It arms the FM with the knowledge and resources necessary to operate and manage a facility in a sustainable manner regardless of the building rating system used and especially if the building is not classified under a green building rating system.
As you are aware, as part of IFMA’s continuing efforts to magnify the role of the facility management professional and to help shape issues of importance to the profession, we have maintained an aggressive legislative monitoring and advocacy program in Washington, D.C.
Industry, Interest-Specific Councils and Communities of Practice<br />IFMA Councils for Industry/Facility Types<br />IFMA Councils for FM Interests<br />IFMA Communities of Practice<br /><ul><li>Casinos & Gaming
Retail</li></li></ul><li>IFMA communities add value to your membership<br />16 Councils from which to choose<br />Academic Facilities<br />Airport Facilities<br />Banking Institutions and Credit Unions<br />City & Country Clubs<br />Corporate Facilities<br />Corporate Real Estate<br />Environmental, Health and Safety<br />FM Consultants<br />Health Care<br />Information Technology<br />Legal Industry<br />Manufacturing<br />Museums/Cultural Institutions<br />Public Sector<br />Research & Development<br />Utilities<br />
Communitieswww.ifmacommunity.org<br />Support of members without a chapter or council home<br />Online platform to support a virtual community and an online presence<br />Restaurant and Food Service <br />Hospitality FM & Engineering<br />Religious Facilities <br />Retail Facilities <br />50+ <br />
5 FM-focused learning opportunities in one!<br />High-level Educational Program<br />Leading industry experts present cutting-edge, never-before-heard educational content. <br />Two-day Expo<br />The best solutions on the market for enhancing or improving facility operations. <br />Industry-specific Council Program<br />IFMA Volunteer Leader Program<br />IFMA Instructor-led Courses<br />For those pursuing their FMP® or CFM® credentials. <br />
IFMA’s World Workplace is the first buying show of 2012<br />400 exhibitors<br />First look at the latest facility-related products and services.<br />The single most important conference for the FM profession<br />6000 attendees<br />80 sessions<br />11 tracks, three knowledge levels<br />www.worldworkplace.org<br />
“Earning my FMP has been a WIN-WIN! Not only has it expanded my facility knowledge base and provided me with excellent resources to fall back on, it also has given me the confidence to make important facility decisions for my company.”<br />Valerie Chavis-Kosko, FMP,<br />Facilities Coordinator,<br />Millennium Inorganic Chemicals,<br />A Cristal CO., Hunt Valley, Md., USA<br />
Facility Management Professional Profile<br /><ul><li>Students entering profession from universities, certificate or technical programs
FM practitioners with less than five years experience or anyone who is interested in obtaining a knowledge-based designation
Transitioning professionals with significant experience in previous careers
Partner practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers
Corporate providers of FM products and services</li></li></ul><li>IFMA FMP Credential Program Content<br />4 Courses<br />Finance and Business Essentials<br />Leadership and Strategy Essentials<br />Project Management<br />Operations and Maintenance<br />Approximately 800 pages of content<br />Concise, easy-to-understand format<br />16<br />
Overview of FMP Credential Program<br />Self-study program and instructor led format – now released<br />Printed workbooks with online study tools<br />Includes online FM overview: “Essentials of FM”<br />Includes Final Assessments<br />Successful completion and application = FMP certificate<br />17<br />
IFMA FMP Credential Program: Online Study Tools<br />Essentials of FM: Introduction to FM<br />Pre-tests to gauge initial level of knowledge<br />Quizzes to test comprehension and retention<br />Case studies for real-world application<br />eFlashcards for review of key terms<br />Glossary for quick reference<br />Progress reports to track activities and scores<br />Resource Center for additional references and updates<br />Assessment Tests: Successful completion and application earns FMP credential<br />18<br />
FMP Credential Program: Instructor-led Courses Available mid-January 2011<br />Materials for self-study and instructor-led course are the same<br />Average classroom time – 60 hours <br />New instructor toolkit to include:<br />PowerPoint slides that correlate with materials<br />Instructor notes<br />Participant guide<br />Web-based instructor resource center<br />Online group reports to manage student progress<br />19<br />
CFM<br />The first credentialing program in facility management and the most respected global credential in the industry, setting the standard for ensuring the knowledge and abilities of practicing facility managers.<br />
“Establishing my position as a well-rounded, competent facility management professional is of the utmost importance to my organization. The CFM designation has absolutely increased my credibility with my management team, FM staff and my customer base.”<br />Scott S. Tibbo, CFM, Director,<br />Real Estate Advisory Services,<br />Expense Management Solutions Inc.,<br />Southborough, Mass.<br />
What can the CFM do for me?<br />What does it mean to be officially recognized for your knowledge and abilities? <br />It confirms your qualifications. <br />It verifies your professionalism. <br />It fortifies your position. <br />And more importantly, it activates empowerment, giving you the authority to lead change, not only in your own organization but within your profession, for the benefit of the entire facility management community.<br />
Maintenance<br />5<br />You Are a CFM<br />4<br />Schedule and Pass<br />The Exam<br />3<br />Submit Your<br />Application and<br />Preparation<br />2<br />Assess Your<br />Readiness<br />1<br />The Steps To Achieving Your CFM<br />
Submit your Application and Preparation<br />Submit your application online at <br /> www.ifma.org/learning<br />Exam Preparation Options:<br /> CFM Exam Review Study set<br /> CFM Exam Review Course <br /> Chapter CFM Study Groups <br /> IFMA Online Courses<br /> • All 9 competencies are available. <br /> CFM Practice Exam (new!)<br />https://www.ifma.org/secure/learning/certification_app.cfm<br />
CFM® Practice Exam<br />108 Question Practice Exam<br />9 sections that represent<br /> IFMA’s nine core competencies<br />Must answer all questions in one sitting<br />Have the ability to go back <br /> and review their answers. <br />Practice Exam is set for 2 attempts to pass.<br />If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, <br /> you will have one more chance to pass. <br />Cost: Members $80.00/Nonmembers $160.00<br />
What’s Next?<br />Sustainability Facility Professional™ (SFP™)<br />Establish sustainable FM knowledge and practices.<br />Assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability.<br />For all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices.<br />
Who Should Become an SFP? <br />IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) is designed for all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices. It is ideal for:<br />Facility management practitioners with a baseline of FM industry knowledge.<br />FM professionals with proven experience transitioning into sustainability related positions.<br />Related industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.<br />Facility-related product and service providers.<br />CFMs and FMPs interested in expanding their depth of expertise in the area of sustainable facility management<br />
Steps to achieving the SFP: <br />1. Order the IFMA SFP Credential Program, an all–inclusive training and assessment program that combines comprehensive reading materials to help you learn about sustainable facility practices from an FM perspective, interactive online study tools to test your understanding and retention, and final SFP assessments to qualify you to earn the SFP credential.<br />2. If you have limited experience in the FM industry, consider achieving your FMP first. Also, review Essentials of FM, an online introductory overview of the FM industry.<br />3. Read the electronic/printed training materials and complete the online interactive study tools for each course to enhance your skills and knowledge.<br />4. Complete the three online SFP final assessments with a passing score.<br />5. Submit your SFP application (with application fee) to IFMA to validate your SFP credential.<br />
What are the modules for the SFP?<br />Comprehensive series of three sustainability focus areas, defined by the results of the most recent IFMA global job task analysis: <br /><ul><li>Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
Operating Sustainable Facilities</li></li></ul><li>Legal and Regulatory Reporting and Advocacy<br />2011 Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum, Sept. 20-21<br />Advocacy tutorials<br />Importance of Government Relations<br />IFMA Public Policy Paper<br />EPA Energy Star Tools<br />Issue Briefs<br />EPA Energy Star Tools<br />Issue Briefs<br />
The IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote<br /> priority research and educational opportunities for the <br />advancement of facility management. The IFMA <br />Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM <br />community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, <br />corporate sponsors and private contributors who share the<br /> belief that education and research improve the FM <br />profession. <br />