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IFMA earns ANSI accreditation and honours

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) facility management credential program has earned an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation and seven commendations. ANSI accredited IFMA for their Facility Management Professional and Sustainability Facility Professional programs, both of which were described by ANSI as “world-class, gold-standard models of learning and development.”

“Thousands of facility management professionals from around the world have worked hard to earn professional credentials from IFMA because they appreciate the value of third-party recognition of their knowledge and skills,” says James P. Whittaker, IFMA Chair. “By earning accreditation for IFMA’s FMP and SFP, we have achieved the same value of third-party recognition for the quality of our credentials. For those who have already earned one of these credentials, this recognition makes your designations all the more valuable. For those who have been on the fence, we can now say with certainty that earning an FMP or SFP is a worthwhile endeavor.”

IFMA received seven commendations for:

  • The foundation provided by IFMA’s Global Job Task Analysis process;
  • Comprehensive needs assessments;
  • Subject matter expert selection process;
  • Alignment of learning outcomes and assessment instruments;
  • The International Credentials Commission (ICC) structure, scope and responsibilities enabling stakeholder oversight of all credential program activities;
  • The ICC’s diversity; and
  • IFMA’s partnership with Holmes Corp.

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