Benefits of the SFP Credential

Hear what FMs are saying about the SFP credential. 


Why should you pursue the SFP credential?

  • Learn practical skills: Learn to use knowledge-based and data-driven methods to develop solutions that provide the highest value for your building, your organization, and your community.
  • Challenge the status quo: The SFP Credential Program will help you to challenge yourself and your organization to go beyond the current thinking, take full advantage of your FM skills and create a balance in your organization between sustainability and the corporate mission.
  • Impact your organization’s triple bottom line: Implement best practices to impact your organization’s economic, ecological and social bottom lines.
  • Gain a competitive advantage: 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.
  • Utilize reference materials: After earning the SFP credential, use the study materials as ongoing reference.
  • Join a professional network: Become part of a network of like-minded professionals that have achieved their SFP credential.
  • Earn LEED Maintenance CE credits: LEED professionals can earn 70 general continuing education hours upon completion of the SFP program.
  • Earn IFMA-issued CEUs and CFM Maintenance Points. Learn more.

Why should employers support the SFP?

  • Improve building efficiency: Ensure that your staff can plan, implement and measure the return on sustainable FM best practices that improve the indoor environment, reduce fuel and resource-use, have a minimal impact on the environment, and ultimately improve the triple bottom line.
  • Establish internal training: The IFMA SFP Credential Program teaches and tests relevant, practical content developed by world-class and globally diverse sustainable facility management experts and practitioners. Save time and money by using IFMA’s training materials and interactive online study tools as the basis of your sustainability training program. Corporate/group training options and discounts are available.
  • Create a common vocabulary: Create a shared baseline of knowledge throughout your team.
  • Evaluate employees: The SFP credential is an unbiased measure of the baseline of sustainability FM knowledge held by a current or potential employee.
  • Strengthen your corporate image: Demonstrate to internal stakeholders and external clients your staff’s competence and commitment to sustainable practices.
SFP YouTube Video Jaye Reese Broome
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What learning options are available to prepare for and earn the SFP credential?