Membership

You can choose several professional organizations and associations to join in order to further your career and gain continuing education. IFMA gives Facility Managers the opportunity to grow within their professions using peer-to-peer networking as well as diverse educational topics to further your careers.
Additional reasons for choosing to become a member of IFMA Chesapeake are listed below.

  • Networking with professionals locally and globally, knowledge-sharing, exchanging ideas and information, is valuable to our development as better managers, better workers and as a better community of professionals.

  • IFMA's Certified Facility Manager (CFM) program promotes professional excellence, establishes global standards for professional practice, promotes the added value of the profession and helps to influence the future direction of facility operations worldwide. A springboard for obtaining certification, the Facility Management Professional (FMP) program can be completed in about 12 months, and FMP candidates may customize and integrate their training to build the specific knowledge they need to meet individual goals.

  • Increased opportunities to broaden skills and knowledge in all FM-related areas IFMA promotes and facilitates an FM “Career Path.” By pursuing the educational curriculum necessary to obtaining the FMP designation, FMs from beginner to expert can acquire fundamental knowledge in all of the core competency areas, building their skills, broadening their knowledge and professional networks, ultimately leading to having the hands-on experience to successfully completing the CFM Exam and joining the elite circle of Certified Facility Managers.

  • The Association provides its members with a wealth of educational, career enhancement and personal development resources. Members have access to a multitude of resources and career opportunities.

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Company Benefits for Your Membership

  • Increased efficiency and productivity in its facility management team

  • Reduced liability risks by keeping staff informed of important issues and legislation affecting the workplace

  • Access to state-of-the-art, cost-effective product and service solutions to meet your diverse workplace needs

Membership Has It’s Privileges

As a member of IFMA International as well as the Chesapeake Chapter, the list below is only a sample of the many benefits granted to members.

  • A valuable network of professional contacts – both local and global – including fellow FMs and vendor firms

  • Chapter and council meetings, events and activities as well as discounts on seminars, events and merchandise

  • Online job referral service

  • Benchmarking and best practices

  • IFMA Professional Development, the preeminent source for gathering core knowledge, addressing critical issues and attaining professional credentials throughout all stages of your career

  • Competency-based, self-study, online and audio courses

  • Leadership development Professional certification through IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) program, a measure of proficiency for competent facility managers and an industry standard Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation, achieved by following a professional development “Career Path”

  • Recognized facility management degree programs

  • Online Membership Directory

  • Online Buyer’s Directory

  • Speaking opportunities to increase the visibility of you and your company

  • Member Resource Center

  • IFMA Website