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British Institute of Facilities Management

British Institute of Facilities Management
Formation 1993 (22 years ago)[1]
Type Professional association
Purpose Facilities management
Headquarters Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Membership over 14,500 (at Oct 2014)[1]
Affiliations Construction Industry Council

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is a United Kingdom-based professional association for the facilities management sector. Formed in 1993, the institute has nearly 13,000 members (as of December 2012) and represents and promotes the interest of those members and the wider FM community.[1]

Dedicated to advancing the facilities management profession the institute delivers a range of services and benefits, including information, qualifications, continuing professional development, training and networking.

Facilities management professionals are responsible for services that support business. Their roles can cover management of a wide range of areas including: health and safety, risk management, business continuity, procurement, sustainability, space planning, energy, property and asset management. They are typically responsible for activities such as catering, cleaning, building maintenance, environmental services, security and reception.

The institute is one of the professional associations represented on the Construction Industry Council.

Professional membership

Facilities management professionals can become members of the institute at these member grades:

  • Affiliate
  • Associate - earning the post-nominal credentials ABIFM
  • Member - earning the post-nominal credentials MBIFM
  • Certified - earning the post-nominal credentials CBIFM
  • Fellow - earning the post-nominal credentials FBIFM

Facilities Management Qualifications

Internationally recognised and accredited qualifications in facilities management. From level 2 (entry level) through to level 7 (senior - Masters level).

  • Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services
  • Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Level 4 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Level 6 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Facilities Management

See also


  1. ^ a b c Staff (undated). "About Us". British Institute of Facilities Management. Retrieved 8 June 2012.

External links

  • Official website

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