Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

Become an SFP® and play a key leadership role in creating, managing, and operating sustainable facilities.

Sustainability is broader and more significant than complying with a building rating system; it is a commitment to improving the facility's impact on the environment and people—not just at one point in time but continually. 

IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) is the leading credential for the development of sustainable FM strategies. This globally-recognized credential delivers innovative ideas and training to help you advance your career.

About the Program

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This course is based upon and includes the IFMA SFP Credential Program® materials. The curriculum was developed by a team of global industry experts to provide a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of their facilities in the eight major categories of sustainability as defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste, and site impact. Course materials include:

  • Electronic/printed reading materials
  • Interactive online study tools
  • SFP final assessments

Not only will you enhance your sustainability FM knowledge and skills, and qualify for the SFP credential (upon successful completion of the three final SFP assessments), the materials will serve as an ongoing reference. The course investment includes all course materials and SFP final assessments, but does not cover the SFP application fee.

 

Who Should Enroll?

This program is designed for all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices. It is ideal for:

  • Facility management practitioners with a baseline of FM industry knowledge.
  • FM professionals with proven experience transitioning into sustainability related positions.
  • Related industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • CFMs and FMPs interested in expanding their depth of expertise in the area of sustainable facility management.
 

What Will You Learn?

The SFP course is made up of three focus areas designed to equip professionals to integrate sustainability efforts with the organization’s values and strategies, present a business case for a sustainability initiative, evaluate initiatives from a financial point of view, and track and report accomplishments. These three focus areas include:

 

About the Program

 

This course is based upon and includes the IFMA SFP Credential Program®materials. This curriculum was developed by a team of global industry experts to provide a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of their facilities in the eight major categories of sustainability defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste, and site impact. Course materials include:

  • Electronic/printed reading materials
  • Interactive online study tools
  • SFP final assessments

Not only will you enhance your sustainability FM knowledge and skills, and qualify for the SFP credential (upon successful completion of the three final SFP assessments), the materials will serve as an ongoing reference. The course investment includes all course materials and SFP final assessments, but does not cover the SFP application fee.

 

Who Should Enroll?

This 7-week program is designed for all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices. It is ideal for:

  • Facility management practitioners with a baseline of FM industry knowledge.
  • FM professionals with proven experience transitioning into sustainability related positions.
  • Related industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • CFMs and FMPs interested in expanding their depth of expertise in the area of sustainable facility management.
 

What Will You Learn?

The SFP course is made up of three focus areas designed to equip professionals to integrate sustainability efforts with the organization’s values and strategies, present a business case for a sustainability initiative, evaluate initiatives from a financial point of view, and track and report accomplishments. These three focus areas include:

 

About the Program

 

This course is based upon and includes the IFMA SFP Credential Program®materials. This curriculum was developed by a team of global industry experts to provide a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of their facilities in the eight major categories of sustainability defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste, and site impact. Course materials include:

  • Electronic/printed reading materials
  • Interactive online study tools
  • SFP final assessments

Not only will you enhance your sustainability FM knowledge and skills, and qualify for the SFP credential (upon successful completion of the three final SFP assessments), the materials will serve as an ongoing reference. The course investment includes all course materials and SFP final assessments, but does not cover the SFP application fee.

 

Who Should Enroll?

This 7-week program is designed for all FM and like-minded professionals with an interest in sustainable practices. It is ideal for:

  • Facility management practitioners with a baseline of FM industry knowledge.
  • FM professionals with proven experience transitioning into sustainability related positions.
  • Related industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • CFMs and FMPs interested in expanding their depth of expertise in the area of sustainable facility management.
 

What Will You Learn?

The SFP course is made up of three focus areas designed to equip professionals to integrate sustainability efforts with the organization’s values and strategies, present a business case for a sustainability initiative, evaluate initiatives from a financial point of view, and track and report accomplishments. These three focus areas include:

This course is based upon and includes the IFMA SFP Credential Program® materials. This curriculum was developed by a team of global industry experts to provide a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of their facilities in the eight major categories of sustainability defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste, and site impact. Course materials include:
This course is based upon and includes the IFMA SFP Credential Program® materials. This curriculum was developed by a team of global industry experts to provide a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of their facilities in the eight major categories of sustainability defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste, and site impact. Course materials include:

Why Enroll in an Instuctor-Led Course?

By enrolling in this course, you’ll benefit from:

  • Experienced instructors who present the IFMA SFP Credential Program materials in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Opportunities to network and share project ideas with like-minded professionals.
  • Training close to home.
  • A structured learning environment to keep you on schedule.
  • General CE hours for LEED credential maintenance. 

Earn LEED Maintenance Hours

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved the IFMA SFP Credential Program for Credential Maintenance. This is great news for LEED® Professionals who can now earn the SFP credential and 70 general CE hours when they successfully complete the SFP program!

Details

  • Approved for: 70 general CE hours
  • Approval date: September 18, 2012
  • Course ID: 0090008765
  • Course level: 400

For more information about USGBC LEED Credential Maintenance, visit http://www.usgbc.org/leed/credentials#maintaining.

Employers: Empower Your FMs to Impact Your Facility’s Triple Bottom Line - On-Site Training Available!

Our course will help your staff learn best practices, test their ability to apply that knowledge at your workplace, and earn the SFP credential. Take advantage of instructor expertise, peer interaction, and a structured course that will keep your staff on track to meet your corporate goals. 

By encouraging and supporting your employees to earn the SFP credential, you will:

  • Ensure that your staff understand and can implement sustainable FM best practices.
  • Establish a common foundation of knowledge and vocabulary throughout your team.
  • Strengthen your corporate image and build a competitive advantage.
  • Improve staff retention and loyalty with proven commitment to employee growth and career advancement.
  • Inspire your staff to strive for excellence.
  • Support recertification by helping your staff earn general CE hours for LEED credential maintenance.

Course Fees

Course Schedules

No course scheduled.

Call 610-519-4300 to express interest.

Certificate Requirements

Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Developing a Sustainability Strategy
  • Sustainability Considerations
  • Sustainability Opportunities
  • Sustainability Goals

Managing Sustainable Facilities

  • Sustainability Policy Development
  • Applying Sustainability to FM Plans
  • Sustainability Program Development
  • Managing Change
  • Performance Management Tools
  • Finance for Sustainable Facilities
  • Purchasing and Procuring for Sustainable Facilities
  • Sustainability Awareness and Training
  • Building Rating Systems
  • Communicating and Reporting on Sustainability

Operating Sustainable Facilities

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Materials and Resources
  • Workplace Management
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Quality of Services
  • Waste
  • Site Impact

 

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