FMA is the premier association for facility management professionals and is dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of facilities. One of the key benefits of IFMA membership is the ability to maintain professional growth through the facility management professional program, which offers three designations.

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Goals of IFMA's certification program:

  • Assure professional excellence
  • Establish standards for global professional practice
  • Promote the added value of the profession
  • Influence the future direction of the profession


Top 5 Reasons to get Certified!

  1. Distinguish yourself – in today’s competitive job market, a CFM, FMP, or SFP designation puts you ahead of the competition by demonstrating your commitment to achieving excellence in the profession.
  2. Invest in your future – earning IFMA’s professional certification is one of the most important career decisions you can make and can positively impact your earnings.
  3. Demonstrate your leadership and initiative – these designations are a tangible sign of your success, and often lead to mentoring and sharing of your expertise.
  4. Advance your profession – These certifications demonstrate the level of skill and talent required of the profession
  5. Enhance your professional network – enjoy opportunities to network and receive special recognition in chapter publications and at chapter events.


Annual Scott Hulick Professional Development Scholarship

The Capital Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) sponsors the Scott Hulick Professional Development Scholarship to provide financial support for current students in advanced education in the profession of Facility Management.

The Scholarship is intended to honor Scott Hulick who, as Program Director of the George Mason University Professional Certificate in Facility Management Program, raised the profile and institutional awareness of the profession and encouraged countless chapter members to pursue continuous improvement through professional development.

Through the scholarship program, the Capital Chapter of IFMA strives to encourage students in their pursuit of advanced education in the FM profession, thereby enabling the development of the next generation of facility managers. The scholarship program should also help to raise the public awareness and appreciation of the FM profession, provide increased visibility for the Chapter, support Chapter membership retention efforts, and encourage recognition for developing professionals.

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Capital Chapter of IFMA Professional Development Grant

The purpose of the Professional Development Grant is to:

  • Provide financial support for Chapter members to enhance their FM education
  • Promote FM professional development through earning IFMA credentials
  • Encourage recognition for developing professionals
  • Provide visibility for the Chapter and support Chapter membership retention efforts.


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