Member Classifications

Professional Member

Professional Membership is open to facility practitioners and educators, whose primary responsibilities are to provide, oversee, or teach one (or more) Facility Management core competency. Core competencies and examples:

  • Communications (technology, integration, knowledge management)

  • Finance (with regard to real estate and facilities: analyzing, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, tax auditing and controlling)

  • Human and Environmental Factors (environmental, health and safety, workplace dynamics, teamwork, interpersonal behaviors, ergonomics)

  • Leadership and Management (code compliance, telecommunications, purchasing, security, food service, reprographics, building services, transportation, furnishings and equipment inventory, maintenance, and outsourcing management)

  • Operations and Maintenance (physical plant, preventative maintenance, conservation, energy management systems)

  • Planning and Project Management (strategic, tactical and annual facility planning; new construction and/or renovation; interior space planning and design; workplace specifications, installation and space management; architecture and/or engineering projects)

  • Quality Assessment and Innovation (international standards organization, standards, facility audits and total quality management)

  • Real Estate (acquisitions, financials, negotiations and/or disposal)

  • Technology (development, implementation and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems)

Associate Member

Professional Membership is open to facility practitioners and educators, whose primary responsibilities are to provide, oversee, or teach one (or more) Facility Management core competency. Core competencies and examples: