The IFMA-RICS collaboration represents the most significant evolution in the history of facility management (FM), providing an unprecedented level of industry support to meet the growing demands of the 25 million FM practitioners around the world.
The two organisations are aligning standards and professional development for the industry, uniting the global FM community to increase consistency and unification of strategy across the life cycle of the built environment. The collaboration offers a single suite of professional qualifications in facility management, providing global recognition for FMs of all educational backgrounds, skills, work experiences and career goals.
These efforts serve to raise the profile of FM, giving a greater voice and increased status to the profession to shape the future of the built environment and enable business success.
RICS is a global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. We qualify professionals with a wide variety of skills and experience around the world and any individual registered with us is subject to our quality assurance.
We accredit over 130,000 qualified and trainee professionals around the world, and are proud of our reputation so clients who work with our registered professionals can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.
Through our public interest mandate, we work at a cross-governmental level, delivering international standards that promotes market transparency to provide a safe and vibrant marketplace for the benefit of all. Our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards at national level.
Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries.
This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region, industry, and areas of interest. Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.
Visit www.fm.training to learn more about the IFMA-RICS collaboration.