The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. IFMA’s certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam that covers 11 competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge. The CFM Exam, which takes 4 hours to complete, consists of 180 multiple-choice questions delivered in random order. At the present time, the computerized exam is available in English only. The CFM Certification is valid for three (3) years. To maintain the CFM credential, a list of the activities performed along with the appropriate supporting documentation including a processing fee must be submitted to IFMA credentialing department every three years.