MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Student Member

A Student Member shall be a person who is undertaking an approved facility management course of training, or in related fields to facility management such as engineering, environmental sciences or allied disciplines as deemed suitable by the Association, leading to a degree in an institution recognized by the Association for training registered facility managers.

Affiliate Member

A person seeking admission to Affiliate Membership shall possess an academic qualification acceptable to the Association in related fields to facility management such as engineering, environmental sciences or allied discipline as deemed suitable by the Association. Post-qualification practical experience shall not be a requirement for entry into this class.

Registered Facility Manager

A person seeking admission to the Registered Facility Manager membership category must meet any of the following requirements and pass a comprehensive assessment to be administered by the Association after paying the prescribed designation fee:

  1. An undergraduate or post-graduate degree in Facility Management from a recognizedinstitution in Nigeria or overseas.
  2. A Facility Management professional certification or credential from any of the affiliated FM organizations such as the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Institute of Workplace and Facility Management (IWFM)orProfessional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI) etc.
  3. Practical experience in facility management of over five (5) years standing.

Corporate Membership

All companies to be registered under this category must have actively engaged not less than two (2) Registered Facility Managers (RFM) in their organizations. The following categories of companies will be eligible to apply for corporate membership:

  • Companies providing facility management services
  • Companies providing associated services to facility management, such as:
    • Security
    • Janitorial
    • Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    • Electrical Maintenance
    • Power
    • Fumigation and Pest Control Services
    • Renovation and Remodeling Services
    • Mechanical Services
    • Plumbing Services
    • Building Maintenance Management
    • Space and Move Management
    • Food Vending and Catering Services
    • Landscape and Gardening Services
    • Others providing services within the scope of facility management

Fellowship

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria below can apply or be referred for admission into the Fellowship cadre after paying the prescribed processing fees:

  1. All candidates must have been Registered Facility Managers RFM for at least Ten (10) years.
  2. Must have attended at least five (5) AGMs and actively participated in the Association’s activities.
  3. Must have written and presented at least four (4) technical/ management papers at the Association’s conferences or other local and international FM conferences and publications.
  4. Must have worked on some outstanding projects (that stand out from the ordinary).
  5. Attended or taught yearly facility management courses or workshops.
  6. Financial status must be consistent. There must be evidence of consistency in the payment of dues in the last five (5) years before application.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience held and their contribution and impact in the broader industry based on the following:

  1. Scene setting: Explain key strategic and influential responsibilities and accountability within a recent position.
  2. Strategy: Illustrate your strategic influence within an organization, including examples of projects or strategies that have impacted on the financial performance, efficiencies, and customer experience.
  3. Leadership: Highlight how you have effectively led a team or significant initiative to achieve business success.
  4. Change management: Describe a significant and successful change management program that you have led.
  5. Business continuity, and compliance: Provide demonstrable examples of how you have developed or impacted on an effective risk strategy; policies and protocols tomaintain compliance with legislative, statutory, and regulatory obligations in line with best practice.
  6. Contribution and impact: Reflect on your contribution to the profession or broader built environment, either through an organization or in a voluntary capacity. Identify how you will continue to contribute to the Institute or profession in a promotional or ambassadorial role.