The Atlanta Chapter Professional Development Committee strives to support chapter members and our local facility management community with outstanding professional development and educational opportunities. Our focus is to:

  • champion FMP, CFM and SFP certification and maintenance
  • bring forth engaging and informative programs designed to meet the needs of professional members
  • organize tours of local facilities/attractions relevant to advancing the profession
  • provide career support and mentoring services to our members
  • provide educational seminars/classes for an in-depth look at topics of special interest

See the Committees page for contact information on joining the group.


The FMP Program

fmp-logoIFMA introduces the Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation preparing new and transitioning facility professionals for the demands of today’s dynamic workplace.

An entry-level, knowledge-based credential, the FMP is geared toward FMs with less than five years of experience and designed to accelerate an FM’s transition into the profession.


What is a CFM?

cfm-logoThe Certified Facility Manager designation was developed by IFMA to meet the recognized need of the facility management profession for a designation that not only would help facility managers gain additional credibility, but also would increase recognition for the profession. Goals are:

  • Assure professional excellence
  • Establish standards for professional practice
  • Increase recognition for the profession in the organization and the community
  • Influence the future direction of the profession

Earning the CFM designation will give you the satisfaction of personal achievement and the knowledge that you measure up to the highest standards of the facility management profession.

Certification is open to Associates as well as Professional members. Consider certification as a means to advance your personal professional development.

Members with CFM designation wear ribbons at each Program meeting. Professionals and Associates are encouraged to discuss the benefits of getting CFM certification and information on taking the exam during the networking session before the meeting. Learn what certification is all about with other members who have become Certified Facility Managers. Ask questions, get the details, and maybe hook up with a study partner. Cost? Experience required? Qualifications? Information on the test? Bring your own questions.

Look for the CFM ribbon attached to member name tags.

Become a CFM Mentor


Sustainability Facility Professional™ (SFP™)

Going for High Performance? AIM HIGHER!

sfp-logoOptimum “sustainability” for savvy CEOs and facility professionals goes beyond certifying the premises with the preferred building rating system. It is a commitment to improving the facility’s impact on the environment, productivity and people—not just today, but tomorrow too.

Become an SFP and play a key leadership role in creating, managing, and operating sustainable facilities. The SFP is the new credential for FMs seeking a higher level of sustainable performance. Go farther, faster. Engage all your company’s FM assets to truly maximize triple bottom line results.