International Facility Management Association


About International Facility Management Association

International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is an international organization that supports facility management professionals through networking, education, advocacy, and certification programs. 

IFMA is a fee-based membership organization with over 24,000 members dispersed over 100 countries. Headquartered in Houston, TX, IFMA’s diverse membership base can participate in 136 regional chapters, 16 industry councils, and six communities of practice. IFMA is also home to World Workplace®, the world’s most extensive series of facility management conferences and expos. 

The International Facility Management Association offers its members many benefits, including digital access to the IFMA Knowledge Library, The Wire, The Insider, IFMA’s Buyer’s Guide, and IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ). Members stay connected on the latest insights, tools, and resources for facility management through IFMA’s Connected FM Podcast and Blog. IFMA offers interactive online resources such as the Career Compass and Self-Assessment Tool to help guide members on the tailored training plan needed to enhance their knowledge and expertise. Members can access career resources via the JOBnet platform and connect with other members on the Engage Forum. Members also enjoy discounts on webinars, training, and the CFM®, SFP®, and FMP® credentials. 

IFMA members are encouraged to be community leaders by participating in Advocacy Day and World FM Day. Annually, members are recognized for their contributions and efforts at the IFMA Awards of Excellence program.

IFMA offers various types of memberships: FM Professional, Associate, Young Professional, Student, Discovery, and Retired. Membership in IFMA is open to anyone working in facility management, regardless of industry sector. Joining a local chapter, council, or community is required in the first year of membership. 

Membership fees vary based on your subscription type and location. They range from $10 to $239 per year.


International Facility Management Association Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

20,000 - 50,000

HQ Location

Houston, TX

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$10 - $250