Why join the IFMA or SIFMA?
Grow your network, your knowledge and your career.
We are the world's largest and most widely recognized association for facility professionals. And, by becoming a member, you are taking control of your career and future.
Our membership enables you to gain a competitive edge with employers and showcase your commitment to your profession.
Joining IFMA is the best way to network with facility managers, access facility management training, education and credentials and excel in your career.
IFMA councils: Get a sneak peek of IFMA members’ source of industry-specific facility management education, information and community. IFMA councils bring the association’s vast resources to you and the global FM community through topical online platforms and networking related to the type of facility or industry in which you practice.
IFMA communities:IFMA members’ virtual source of facility management dialogue and community. IFMA communities provide the platform for discussion and community connection with global facility managers aligned with your specialized interests and job responsibilities.
Online Membership Directory: IFMA members receive direct access to 24,000 colleagues around the globe.
IFMA Engage: Get access to an invaluable platform for knowledge sharing and meet individuals who understand your FM goals and issues.
Building the strength of FM
Members help shape the future of your industry and association. Explore volunteer opportunities and see how the IFMA Foundation is energizing facility professionals in advancing the profession. For updates, view the foundation's Annual Progress Report.
IFMA members have the opportunity to become Media Mavens. Media Mavens are trained media-savvy facility managers who serve as spokespeople for IFMA and the FM discipline. Media Mavens respond to specific media questions and also help drive FM-related stories around the world in order to elevate the FM profession.
Get a sneak peek of IFMA’s award-winning magazine, FMJ, which covers FM trends, case studies and best practices, with additional online resources and content available exclusively to members.
Preview IFMA’s monthly e-newsletter, The Wire — your go-to resource for hot topic association news, events, courses and opportunities.
IFMA Insider – Preview the member-exclusive weekly digest of news in the world of FM. In less than two minutes you can review top articles hand-selected for you from thousands of publications worldwide.
Academic scholarships are available to highly qualified FM students.
The International Student of the Year merit-based award recognizes, honors and encourages the excellence of FM students from around the world.
The e-Poster Competition allows students to present recent FM projects, internship or cooperative projects (approval from sponsor organization is required) or FM-related research work.
Continue sharpening your skills with free member access to IFMA's Knowledge Library:
The free how-to guide series on sustainability provides examples of successfully implemented sustainable practices and will help you in developing a business case and ROI analysis for environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility.
Benefit of the Month: Each month IFMA provides you with a new exclusive benefit or opportunity, including webinars, publications, education and more!
IFMA’s online Buyer's Guide takes the uncertainty out of hit-or-miss Internet searches for your facility solutions, connecting you directly to reputable companies in hundreds of FM categories — plus reviews from your colleagues.
FM Deals and Discounts: Member exclusive deals and discounts on FM solutions and products.
Career Resource Center
Whether you are a seasoned facility manager or just getting started in the profession, IFMA offers the resources you need to find the perfect FM position and advance your career. IFMA members get an advanced notification of all job postings on the JOBnet site.
Your career search deserves a professional career coach — someone dedicated to your success. If your search seems stalled, your resume isn’t attracting the offers you’re hoping for, or you need help reaffirming your goals and strengths, consider enlisting the help of a trained expert.
Hundreds of sites offer career advice. Our coaches have searched out the best of these and selected their favorite articles to include in our content library. Topics range from interviewing tips to effective resumes and cover letters to finding the job that best fits you.
If you still don’t think you have time to join and participate in your local chamber of commerce, consider the following: