Entry routes into BIFM membership

The diagram below shows the suggested entry routes available to BIFM membership, which will suit anyone with a background in the different MOD sectors and with varying levels of experience. Our membership grades recognise and utilise the strong qualities held by members of the armed forces and as such suggested routes have been mapped against NATO code rankings and dependent on your facilities management experience and or qualifications in facilities management you can find a suitable grade for you.
 
 

Your Rank

BIFM MEMBERSHIP

NATO Rank Code

Grade

REQUIRED CRITERIA*

Experience route

Qualifications and experience route

OF10

Certified

CBIFM

N/A

A FM related qualification at Level 6 (Degree level) or equivalent.

and

Minimum 3 years’ FM experience in rank.

OF9

OF8

OF7

OF6

 

 

 

 

OF5

Member

MBIFM

5 years’ FM experience and 3 years’ managerial experience in rank.

Diploma in FM at QCF Level 4 or 5

and

3 years’ general management and 2 years FM experience in rank.

OF4

OF3

Member

MBIFM

5 years FM experience and 3 years’ managerial experience in rank.

Diploma in FM at QCF Level 4 or 5

and

3 years’ general management and 2 years FM experience in rank.

OF2

Member

MBIFM

5 years FM experience and 3 years’ managerial experience in rank.

Diploma in FM at QCF Level 4 or 5

and

3 years’ general management and 2 years FM experience in rank.

OF1

 

 

 

 

OR9

Certified

CBIFM

N/A

A FM related qualification at Level 6 (Degree level) or equivalent.

and

Minimum 3 years’ FM experience in rank.

OR8

Member

MBIFM

 

 

5 years FM experience and 3 years’ managerial experience in rank.

Diploma in FM at QCF Level 4 or 5

and

3 years’ general management and 2 years FM experience in rank.

OR7

OR6

Associate

ABIFM

 

2 years’ facilities management experience at non-management level.

One year’s facilities management experience and

A FM related qualification at Level 3 or above.

 

 

OR4

Affiliate

Entry level grade – not assessed

OR3

OR2

OR1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commissioned Officer - NATO Codes OF1 - OF10
Non - Commissioned Officer - NATO Codes OR1 - OR9
 
*Please note that this grid is a general guideline for entry routes into BIFM membership; membership boundaries are not fixed. All entry routes are subject to the normal assessment according to the membership grade. If you believe you are eligible for a higher grade of membership than specified in the online membership application form or to talk through your membership options, please contact our membership team.