ifma Research and benchmarking institute

RBI’s (Research & Benchmarking Institue) monthly webinars address and educate facility managers on the most-discussed topics from IFMA’s Engage member platform. See below for upcoming webinars planned in 2020. Attend live, register to receive the recording or download later from IFMA’s Knowledge Library. Most webinars conducted on Wednesdays at noon (CST)

Education Opportunities

The IFMA International web site at provides up to date information on all the educational offerings available and a calendar showing the dates of upcoming educational classes and programs.

Become a Certified Facility Manager

Richard Harding is in charge of certification for the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA. He assists in the process of helping our professional members become Certified Facility Managers.

Why is becoming a CFM so important?

The following information outlines why:

Certified Facility Manager (CFM)

Three letters represent the most respected credentials in Facility Management.
IFMA's CFM program stands out from all other facility-related designations.
IFMA's certification program strives to:

  • Assure professional excellence

  • Establish standards for professional practice

  • Increase recognition for the profession in the organization & in the community

  • Influence the future direction of the profession

How do I benefit from gaining my CFM?

Earning the CFM designation will give you the satisfaction of personal achievement and the knowledge that you measure up to the highest standards of your profession. Certification can create opportunities for you to find new and better positions.

CFM's typically earn an estimated $8,000.00 more per year than non-CFM's

How is competency defined?

Competency means a CFM has demonstrated the ability to apply the use of specific skills and knowledge as a facility management professional.

Some exciting things are happening in the area of how the CFM exam is administered. The New Mexico Chapter of IFMA members are now able to take the exam online at Prometric Inc. The New Mexico location of Prometric Inc. is located at

4121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87111
Phone: (505) 296-1155

To find out more about becoming a CFM, contact Tonya Smith at 505-450-4857 / email . You may also visit the IFMA nternational web site by clicking here.