Professional Development

Are you looking for a resource? You have come to the right place!  Below are a variety of resources for all facility managers.

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"IFMA is building a comprehensive framework that includes all of thecareer advice and activities you need to advance and enrich all stages of your FM career. With this framework, IFMA is continuing its commitment to lead and sustain the facility management profession through supporting the education and career growth of its members and facility professionals around the world.

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IFMA Certifications

The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and abilities of practicing facility managers. IFMA’s certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam. Since the program began in 1992, more than 3,100 facility managers from 32 countries have achieved this prestigious recognition.


The Facility Management Professional (FMP) Program

Maintain Your Professional Growth Through the Facility Management Professional Program

FMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential demonstrating a proven comprehension of the basics of facility management. A springboard for obtaining certification, the FMP designation will help to accelerate an FM's transition into the profession.

Are you ready to be an FMP?
We recommend that those planning to participate in the FMP program meet one of the following criteria:

  • Facility management practitioners with less than five years of experience
  • Transitioning professionals with significant experience in former related careers
  • Partner practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers
  • Associated corporate providers of FM products and services
  • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs


Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2007 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 27 million cars — all while saving $16 billion on their utility bills.


Facility Management Journal

The Facility Management Journal is written specifically for professionals who are concerned with developing and maintaining productive workplaces.

Facility Zone

FacilityZone is a comprehensive vertical search engine for facility professionals. It indexes millions of pages of facility content from more than 2,500 facility-related sites on the web. Facility executives from all building types use FacilityZone™ to research and evaluate, products and services. This valuable tool searches the web and immediately delivers all pertinent facility-related content and information right to the user's desktop.

IFMA Green Zone

The IFMA Green Zone represents IFMA's commitment to sustainability, high-performance buildings, energy efficiency and the triple bottom line by providing education, resources, tools and products for facility professionals. The IFMA Green Zone features Sustainability Energy Education and Communication™, an online course designed to help individuals immerse themselves in the principles of sustainability. SEEC’s 10 modules can be purchased by individuals, or companies can take advantage of the cost effective organization program.

Kentucky Excel DEP

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to introduce its voluntary environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL. KY EXCEL offers a nonregulatory approach that allows the department to work cooperatively with all of Kentucky's citizens to recognize and reward the many voluntary efforts conducted each year.

OSHA Search Page

Quickly search OSHA's online database.

Weather Channel

Since 1982, The Weather Channel has brought timely weather information to the world. Beginning as a 24-hour, 7 day television network devoted entirely to weather, it has expanded across several mediums to bring the breaking weather to its viewers and users.