Making FM a career of choice for the future through high school outreach and FM higher education


The FM Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) - making FM a Career of Choice

The IFMA Foundation is all about making FM a Career of Choice, ensuring career pathways to an exciting and fulfilling career in FM are available to all students and individuals looking to enter the profession.  The Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) seeks to fill the growing FM workforce talent gap as more than half of today’s practitioners are expected to retire in the next 5-15 years.  We must introduce the profession to students before they make career decisions and increase the number of accredited FM degree programs worldwide for those seeking FM higher education and pointing others to IFMA credentials (FMP, SFP and CFM) and Essentials of FM training

The Foundation presented a webinar update on the GWI on March 15th, 2016 for ADP institutions.  You can view a recording of the webinar or download the slide deck..

FM Accreditation Commission / FM Accredited Degree Program (ADP)ADP-logo

The Accredited Degree Program is a primary initiative of the Foundation and where we invest the largest amount of human, volunteer, and financial resources.  Increasing the number of graduates with FM degrees entering the workforce is essential for the future of the profession.

Join us as we support the development of highly skilled and capable future practitioners by promoting the expansion of accredited FM degrees offered by higher education institutions worldwide.

In addition, we support FM students with our annual FM scholarship program, International Student of the Year competition, and ePoster contest.  Visit the student section of our website for more information.


FM Accreditation Commission / NEW Registered Facility Management Program (RFMP)

RFMP_logo (002)The IFMA Foundation announces the creation of  the new Registered Facility Management Program to allow educational institutions, which are beginning a new FM Program, to get proper guidance in setting up the most appropriate educational criteria which may lead to ADP qualification, while at the same time getting proper recognition, for their efforts and the students’ work. This new category of education qualification will accelerate new programs for FM and mean a more professionally trained workforce for both the public and private sectors. 

​Learn more about the RFMP Standards.

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The IFMA Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the Facility Management (FM) Accredited Degree Program and expanding the recognition of the FM profession. Now, IFMA and the IFMA Foundation are announcing the IFMA Facility Management Graduate (FMG) Designation and Digital Badge. This will give graduates of FM Accredited Degree Programs in good standing a special recognition for their completion of a post-secondary program in facilities management.

IFMA and IFMA Foundation are partnering with Credly, a top digital badging company, to provide this service through their platform, Acclaim.

Digital FMG badges are currently available to graduates of the Facility Management (FM) Accredited Degree Program, free of charge. Degree holders can apply for their badge with IFMA using this online form Download instructions on accessing the form here.

How to access badging application

Digital badges are also available to FM professionals who have earned IFMA Credentials, such as the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®), Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®) and Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®). Learn more about IFMA’s Digital Credential Badges at

Get more from your FM Degree by activating your badge. With your digital badge, you can:

  • Share your achievement online in a way that’s simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time
  • Convey underlying skills and qualifications quickly and clearly
  • Gain instant, secure credential ​validation
  • Benefit from protection against identity theft or fraudulent claims
  • Maximize your visibility and differentiation in the job market by sharing via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, email or your website
  • Maintain full control of your online preferences and privacy


Learn more about digital badges and the Acclaim platform by watching Credly's video.



For questions about the Acclaim platform, visit

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