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IFMA’s FM credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations
By firstname.lastname@example.org IFMA is proud to announce that our facility management credential program has earned accreditation and seven commendations from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI, which oversees thousands of standards and guidelines that directly impact businesses in a range of sectors, accredited IFMA for the Facility Management Professional (FMP®) and Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) credentials. IFMA was awarded accreditation as an ANSI Accredited Program Certificate Issuer Accreditation Number 1057. Both the FMP and SFP programs were described as “world-class, gold-standard models of learning and development.” 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. • IFMA’s partnership with Holmes Corp., “a world-class model of best practices.” With an increasing focus on elements of the built environment as tools to achieve efficiency goals while improving quality of life, the role of the facility management professional is more important than ever before. This is true in both the public and private sectors around the world as building operators look for ways to save money, increase productivity and preserve the environment. IFMA’s globally recognized 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. Displaying the highest rate of growth among IFMA’s credentials, 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. Those interested in more information about either of these credentials, or the esteemed Certified Facility Manager® certification, should visit IFMA’s credential page online at www.ifma.org/professional-development/credentials. These accreditations would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the IFMA International Credentials Commission, including current members: Chair James E. Loesch, IFMA Fellow, P.E., CFM; Patrick H. Okamura, CFM, SFP, FMP; Stephen J. Jones, CFM; Paul A. Ratkovic, CFM, FMP; Meredith Thatcher, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMP; David Wilson, CFM; Mark R. Sekula, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMP; Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, FMP, LEED AP; Dean Hitchcock, CFM and former members Albert Pilger, IFMA Fellow, CFM; Sharon Harrington, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMP; Yvonne Holland, CFM, ARP; Arnald Pui Shan Ng, CFM, MRICS, LEED AP.
Source: Facilities Management