Professional Development

Certified Facility Manager and Facility Management Professional Credentials


What is a CFM and FMP Credential?
Members of the International Facility Management Association developed a voluntary certification program in order to create a definition of facilities management competence and a mechanism to measure that competence.

Earning a CFM designation assures competence in a number of disciplines. It establishes standards of international professional practice, and increases recognition for the value added to the profession.

IFMA also recognized the need for a designation for entry-level and transitioning facility professionals who do not yet have the hands-on experience required for obtaining the CFM.

A knowledge-based credential, the Facility Management Professional (FMP) is designed to accelerate an FM's transition into the profession.

How can I earn a CFM or FMP Credential?
The East TN chapter as a whole seeks to encourage Facilities Professionals to study for the CFM and FMP designations.

To learn more about how to become a CFM or FMP and to find relevant study materials, go to IFMA National web site,

To learn more about chapter education opportunities, please contact Dan O'Connor (865) 574-4320 or Jayne Burritt (865) 215-8420 who will be happy to tell you more about the exam experience and what it has meant to them to earn the CFM designation.