Testimonial from a newly Certified Facility Manager
Hello All, my name is Patrick Berryman and I recently obtained the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential from IFMA. I can say that this would not have been possible if it was not for the Chesapeake CFM Exam Prep Workshop hosted by Gary Pfeifer. Prior to the Prep Workshop I received my Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential from IFMA and have over 7+ years of Facility Management experience in my career so I felt that I was ready to sit the exam. I decided to sign up for the Workshop because I believe “Knowledge is Power”, and it was the best decision that I could have made.
The workshop was straight to the point of the CFM exam and had great scenarios that expanded my experience along with the additional knowledge from peers in the classroom. Without getting much into Mr. Pfeifer’s program, I can say that he taught three (3) different thinking processes and one (1) high-level method of thinking that I found myself asking during every question on the exam. I would strongly recommend everyone to take this CFM workshop especially if they believe that they are ready to take the exam so that the techniques learned during the class can be quickly demonstrated on the exam. Great workshop and good luck for all candidates!!!
The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and abilities of practicing facility managers.
More than ever, recognizing competency and high performance - establishing benchmarks, defining competence
and setting performance standards - is vital to the global economy. Never before have the public, employers and government agencies relied as much on certification organizations as they do today. Professional associations are now
taking a lead role in developing these credentialing programs, and IFMA's CFM program was the first in facility management.
IFMA's certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam. Since the program began in 1992, more than 3,500 facility managers from 25
countries have achieved this prestigious recognition.
The CFM Exam is competency-based, testing what a person can do compared to standards that define the practice of facility management. One cannot take a course or a simple knowledge-based exam to earn the credential. IFMA's
competency-based program is at a higher level than a knowledge-based program, reflecting the growing importance of facility management in the international business world.
In addition, the CFM is the only global facility management certification available. Every country that chooses to localize the exam must maintain a certain percentage of global questions on their exam; however, they are also to include a number of regional/local questions, allowing facility managers to practice in their own countries and have the skills and knowledge to practice globally as well.
Goal of IFMA's certification programs:
- Assure professional excellence
- Establish standards for global professional practice
- Promote the added value of the profession
- Influence the future direction of the profession