Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions pertaining to the Charlotte Chapter and to IFMA.  If you cannot find the information needed, please contact us anytime at for personal assistance.

How do I become an IFMA member?

Memberships are managed at the national IFMA office, not at the local Chapter level, but we are here to assist you every step of the way. To start, visit the Membership section of our IFMA website, where you will find the benefits of membership, membership types, dues structure information, and a link to   To apply for membership online please visit the membership section of the IFMA National website.

Am I automatically affiliated with the Charlotte Chapter if I become an IFMA member?

No, every new IFMA member must affiliate with a local Chapter their first year of membership. Dues are based on membership categories, and Chapter dues are additional. You can learn more about the actual cost of membership under the Join Today tab.

Can I be a member of multiple Chapters at once?

Yes! Simply contact IFMA to add a local chapter to your membership.

How much does a Charlotte Chapter membership cost?

It depends on your membership type.  You will need to pay a base membership fee to IFMA National plus a Chapter fee.  The Charlotte Chapter membership costs $106.00. For additional fees you can also join different IFMA councils, as well as make donations to the IFMA Foundation. For more on the dues structure, click here.

What type of member am I?

Whether you're a Facility Manager, Service Provider or Student, all of our membership types are outlined here. If you still have questions about your membership type, please contact

What is a council or community of practice?

IFMA formed councils to meet the industry-specific networking and information needs of its members. Truly global in nature, councils are not limited by geographic boundaries. You are able to communicate with colleagues worldwide about issues, concerns and best practices specific to your area of facility management.

 A community of practice is more organized than a forum, but not as structured as a Council. The resources will be similar to Councils and only IFMA members in good standing can be a member of a COP.  COP's are/were designed to be incubators for Councils.

Does my membership cover anyone from my company?

No, each membership is based upon an individual, not a company. Others from your company are welcome to attend events; however, they will pay the non-member cost to attend.