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Frequently Asked Questions

Purpose:  To give our member information. This could be something we post on the website, review at lunch and learn meetings, add to the new member packets, etc.

  • How many members in the IFMA SEW Chapter? The Southeast Wisconsin Chapter has 231 members.

 

  • How many members in the IFMA Nationally? IFMA has a global organization has over 24,000 members in 105 countries

 

  • What are IFMA’s certifications?
    • CFM (Certified Facility Manager)
    • FMP (Facility Management Professional)
    • SFP (Sustainability Facility Professional)

 

  • How many CFMs, FMPs and SFPs are in the SEW Chapter?  We current have (15) CFMs, (32) FMPs, and (3) SFPs.

 

  • Why should I get certified?  What are the benefits?
    • CFM Benefits
      • Assures professional excellence.
      • Be proficient in IFMA’s 11 competencies.  This is an established standard globally for professional FM best practices.
      • Demonstrates your leadership and initiative.
      • Advance your profession.
    • FMP Benefits
      • The FMP can help you gain a competitive advantage and improve your job performance through education and recognition.
      • Build practical skills you can apply to your job immediately resulting in cost-savings and added value to your organization.
      • Earn credibility and recognition from current and potential employers, clients, work teams and peers.
      • Move one step closer to earning your CFM credential by taking up to three years off your CFM experience.
    • SFP Benefits
      • Use Knowledge based and data driven methods to develop solutions which provide the highest value for your building- organization.
      • Challenge yourself and your organization to go beyond the current thinking.
      • Develop new and innovative sustainable solutions to facility issues.
      • Gain the recognition of being an informed champion, partner and steward of the built environment in your organization.

 

  • How do I get certified?  Our chapter offer classes locally.  Watch our website for more information.  IFMA National also offers on-line courses

 

  • How do I get connected? Where are resources, besides websites?   The best way is to get involved.  You can start with helping on a small task. Ask a Board Member where you can help.  They will get you connected.

 

  • Who is our Chapter’s leadership?
    • President – Scott Wollenzien
    • Vice President – Mike Bohn
    • Secretary – Trudy Miller
    • Treasurer – Doug VerBockel
    • Immediate Past President – Jeff Rinderle

 

  • What Committees are there:
    • Communications Committee
    • Education Committee
    • Finance & Audit Committee
    • Membership Committee
    • Program Committee
    • Service Committee
    • Special Events Committee

 

 

  • Who owns my membership?  You, the member, own your membership.  It stays with you wherever you go.

 

  • Is there a national liaison to update profile if needed? Yes - contact Lauren Krueger, Senior Manager of Membership; Lauren.krueger@ifma.org; p: 281-306-2743

 

  • What is the difference between professional membership and assoc membership? Can you change it
    • Professional- Open to facility practitioners and educators whose primary responsibilities are to provide, oversee or teach one (or more) facility management core competency.  NOTE:  This includes Architects.
    • Associate- Open to individuals whose primary responsibilities include: business development; sales and/or marketing as a consultant; representation of a manufacturer, vendor, dealer or distributor; and/or provider of facility-related products and services.