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IFMA’s Credential Program Earns ANSI Accreditation

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently announced that its facility-management credential program has earned accreditation and seven commendations from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Specifically, ANSI accredited IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) and Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) credentials.

IFMA’s FMP designation is a knowledge-based credential for FM professionals who study and successfully complete a series of comprehensive assessments covering four knowledge domains: operations and maintenance, project management, finance and business, and leadership and strategy.

The SFP designation is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. FM professionals undertaking the SFP learn to develop environmentally responsible facility management practices.

Additionally, IFMA received seven commendations, including:

•The solid foundation provided by IFMA’s Global Job Task Analysis process;

•Comprehensive needs assessments;

•Subject matter expert selection process;

•Alignment of learning outcomes and assessment instruments;

•The International Credentials Commission (ICC) structure, scope and responsibilities enabling stakeholder oversight of all credential program activities;

•The ICC’s diversity; and

•IFMA’s partnership with Holmes Corp.

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