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Sheffield Hallam University and BIFM Membership

Did you know as Sheffield Hallam University graduates you could qualify for Certified BIFM member status?

 

Your Bachelor’s Degree in Facilities Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Facilities Management,  or MBA in Facilities Management from Sheffield Hallam University means that you could be eligible to become a Certified member (CBIFM) of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

The Sheffield Hallam qualifications can form part of the qualifying criteria for the Certified grade of membership, the highest level at which you can directly enter the Institute.  With your qualification, all you need in addition to qualify for this grade is three years or more facilities management experience. You can apply to become CBIFM or if you are already a member of the Institute you can easily upgrade your membership to CBIFM status, see the details of how below.

There are other benefits too:

  • Use ’CBIFM’ after your name on business cards, emails, websites and other business collateral to reflect your professional status
  • Access to a wide range of networking and professional development opportunities through Institute events
  • FM World, BIFM’s fortnightly, industry leading magazine
  • A range of e-news bulletins to keep your updated with industry developments
  • Free access to Good Practice Guides which are well received by members and the industry
  • The BIFM Annual Buyers Guide
  • Certified members can vote at the Institute’s AGM and influence the direction of the Institute
  • Be part of shaping the future of BIFM and FM sector
  • Start your path towards becoming a Fellow- BIFM’s highest grade of membership
Read more about BIFM membership here

HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED BIFM MEMBER

... if you are not a BIFM member

Certified member grade (CBIFM) is an assessed level of membership and you will be required to supply materials to support your application.  As you have a Diploma in Facilities Management, Bachelor’s Degree or MBA in Facilities Management you are able to apply via ’CBIFM route C: BIFM accredited HE qualification in FM at Level 6 or above’, you would need to provide:

  • A copy of your current job description 
  • Your CV
  • Sponsor details (e.g. line manager, HR manager or client) this person will be contacted to authenticate the details you provide
  • And either the original qualification certificate or certified copy 
For a full year’s membership, the fee is £220 and there is a one off assessment fee of £76.

Take steps to become a member, read more about how to apply here, or download an application form here.

...if you are already a BIFM member

If you are already a Member grade (MBIFM) BIFM member all you will have to do to upgrade you status to Certified is to provide either the original qualification certificate or certified copy (signed by SHU).

There is no assessment fee for those already a MBIFM grade member, upgrading their status.  So why not get the most out of your BIFM membership and apply to upgrade today.

Download an Upgrade form


If you are an Associate member of the Institute you will need to submit evidence of your experience and qualification to upgrade:
  • A copy of your current job description
  • Your CV
  • Sponsor details (e.g. line manager, HR manager or client) this person will be contacted to authenticate the details you provide
  • And either the original qualification certificate or certified copy

To upgrade from Associate to Certified you will need to pay the one off Assessment fee of £76.

Download an Upgrade form

...if you are a student

If you are studying for a qualification in facilities management you will be eligible for a student concession which will reduce your subscription to £76 per year, regardless of your membership grade. In order to claim this rate of membership you will be asked for proof of your student status.

Download an application form

Any questions? Contact us

If you have any questions or queries about how to join or what membership can offer you please contact BIFM’s membership team:

t: +44 (0) 1279 712650
e: membership@bifm.org.uk


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