Membership in IFMA shall consist of individuals who support the purposes, vision, mission, goals, core values and Code of Ethics of the Association.



Professional Member I $345/year

(Base membership $239/year + Charlotte Chapter membership $106/year)
Facility Manager/Educator
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. Please review the following competencies and examples:

  • Communications: Technology, integration and knowledge management.
  • Finance: (with regard to real estate and facilities) Analyzing, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, tax auditing and controlling.
  • Human & Environmental Factors: Environmental, health and safety, workplace dynamics, teamwork, interpersonal behaviors and ergonomics.
  • Leadership & Management: Code compliance, telecommunications, purchasing, security, food service, reprographics, building services, transportation, furnishings and equipment inventory, maintenance and outsourcing management.
  • Operations & Maintenance: Physical plant, preventative maintenance, conservation and energy management systems.
  • Planning & Project Management: Strategic, tactical and annual facility planning; new construction and/or renovation; interior space planning and design; workplace specifications, installation and space management; and architecture and/or engineering projects.
  • Quality Assessment & 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 systems.



Associate Member I $345/year

(Base membership $239/year + Charlotte Chapter membership $106/year)
Company representative or Solutions Provider
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.



Young Professional Member I $255/year (under 35)

(Base membership $149/year + Charlotte Chapter membership $106/year)
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.



Student Member I $20/year

(Base membership $10/year + Charlotte Chapter membership $10/year)
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 Member I $206/year

(Base membership $100/year + Charlotte Chapter membership $106/year)
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.