To join the South Florida Chapter of the International Facility Management Association, you need to join IFMA first.
Membership in IFMA shall consist of individuals who support the purposes, vision, mission, goals, core values and Code of Ethics of the Association.
Professional Membership is open to facility practitioners and educators, whose primary responsibilities are to provide, oversee, or teach one (or more) Facility Management core competency. Core competencies and examples:
Communications (technology, integration, knowledge management)
Finance (with regard to real estate and facilities: analyzing, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, tax auditing and controlling)
Human and Environmental Factors (environmental, health and safety, workplace dynamics, teamwork, interpersonal behaviors, ergonomics)
Leadership & Management (code compliance, telecommunications, purchasing, security, food service, reprographics, building services, transportation, furnishings and equipment inventory, maintenance, and outsourcing management)
Operations and Maintenance (physical plant, preventative maintenance, conservation, energy management systems)
Planning and Project Management (strategic, tactical and annual facility planning; new construction and/or renovation; interior space planning and design; workplace specifications, installation, and space management; architecture and/or engineering projects)
Quality Assessment and Innovation (international standards organization, standards, facility audits, and total quality management)
Real Estate (acquisitions, financials, negotiations and/or disposal)
Technology (development, implementation, and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems)
Associate membership is open to individuals whose primary responsibilities include: business development; sales and/or marketing as a consultant; representation of a manufacturer, vendor, dealer, distributor; and/or provider of facility-related products and services. No more than two representatives in the Associate classification from any organization may belong to any one chapter at a time.
Young Professional Member
Young Professional membership is open to new IFMA members that are under the age of 35 and new or current IFMA members that graduated from an accredited university or college within the last 12 months at the time of application or membership reclassification/renewal. Young Professional Membership will be limited to two years.
Student membership is open to candidates who are engaged in full-time study at an accredited college or university. At such time as the member is no longer engaged in full-time study, he or she shall be reclassified to the appropriate membership category. Verification of full-time student status may be required.
Retired membership is open to members in good standing upon their permanent retirement from full-time facility management practice, business development, sales, and/or marketing. Should a retired member return to full-time employment as either a practitioner or in business development, sales, and/or marketing position, he or she shall be reclassified to the appropriate membership category.
The cost to be a member of IFMA is $209. The cost to be a member of the South Florida Chapter, which includes free admission to the monthly luncheon meetings, is an additional $202. Student, Young Professionals and Retired Facility Manager Professional $102.
Make sure you select our local chapter, South Florida on your application form.
Each membership is based upon an individual, not a company. Others from your company are welcome to attend events; however, they will pay the non-member cost to attend. Multiple people from the same company may absolutely become members.