Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) Credential

E-mail: lsinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

IFMA- International Facility Management Association
sfp- International Facility Management Association
SFP materials on laptop and SFP books

More than just complying with a building rating system, sustainability encompasses a broader view. It is a commitment to improving the facility’s impact on both the environment and people over time. The IFMA SFP Credential Program will provide you with the tools to enhance your sustainability knowledge. In this three module program, you will learn to integrate sustainability efforts with the values and strategies of your organization. Become a leader in creating, managing, and operating sustainable facilities across the FM spectrum. Learn to leverage “doing the right thing with doing things right.”

The SFP credential is awarded by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Upon the conclusion of each of the three required focus areas, participants will need to successfully complete the online final assessments for each area. Once this has been accomplished, they will submit their SFP application, including the fee, to IFMA to finalize the awarding of the credential. Each final assessment is in multiple choice format. Each of the required focus areas are listed in the course description below.

Note: there is a requirement to update this credential every three years.

Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Developing a Sustainability Strategy
  • Sustainability Considerations
  • Sustainability Goals and Initiatives
  • Communicating and Reporting on Sustainability
Managing Sustainable Facilities
  • Sustainability Policy Development
  • Applying Sustainability to FM Plans
  • Sustainability Program Development & Implementation
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management Tools
  • Finance for Sustainable Facilities
  • Purchasing and Procuring for Sustainable Facilities
  • Sustainability Standards, Systems and Support
Operating Sustainable Facilities
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Materials and Resources
  • Workplace Management
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Quality of Services
  • Waste
  • Site Impact
  • Facility management practitioners with a baseline of FM industry
  • FM professionals with proven experience transitioning into sustainability-related positions
  • Related industry practitioners such as building owners, architects, designers and safety engineers
  • Certified Facility Managers (CFM) and Facility Management Professionals (FMP) interested in expanding their depth of expertise in the area of sustainable facility management
Understand How FM is Integral to the Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability
  • Implement best practices to impact your organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines.
Enhance Your Competitive Edge
  • The SFP credential will give you recognition and credibility as an informed champion, partner and steward of the built environment within your organization and the communities in which you live and serve.
Earn a Professional Credential
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the profession by becoming part of a network of like-minded professionals who have achieved their SFP credential.
Learn from Industry Experts
  • Enjoy opportunities to meet and network with expert instructors and peers during live instructor-led courses.

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