Moving to Certified grade



Enjoy the benefits

If you hold the Certified grade, you will have the credibility and the opportunity to raise your professional profile. It enables you to demonstrate your status within the industry and ensure your skills and knowledge are recognised.  It could improve your career prospects.  It also means that you’re on the pathway towards achieving Fellow grade -  the most prestigious grade awarded by the Institute.

> Use ’CBIFM’ after your name on business cards, emails, websites and other business collateral to reflect your high level of membership
> Show your continuing commitment to FM industry standards
> Vote at the AGM and influence the direction of the Institute
> Be part of shaping the future of BIFM and the FM sector

Route 3

I have Affiliate or Associate grade

Am I eligible to upgrade to Certified grade? Yes, if you have;

A BIFM Level 6 diploma
Or A qualification at Level 6 (degree) or above that is FM or FM-related and recognised by one of our Chartered bodies OR Chartered membership with one of our recognised Chartered bodies
And You’re of middle management level with at least three year’s FM experience (including two year’s management experience)

 

Route 4

I have Member grade

Am I eligible to upgrade to Certified grade? Yes, if you have;

A BIFM Level 6 diploma
Or A qualification at Level 6 (degree) or above that’s FM or FM-related and recognised by a Chartered body (verified by our Membership team)
Or Chartered membership with one of our recognised Chartered bodies

You can also apply to Upgrade to Certified grade if you have completed one of the following routes:

CBIFM - BIFM - Part II
CBIFM - Completed BIFM accredited qualification
CBIFM - Completed BIFM Level 6 diploma
CBIFM -  Met exempting qualifying criteria

If you have a BIFM level 6 diploma, BIFM Part II qualification or a BIFM accredited HE qualification in FM at Level 6 or above, all we need to upgrade you is:

  • Your job description
  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • Your original qualification certificate or a copy signed by the awarding body
  • A referee
  • Your upgrade application

If you have a broad FM qualification or a specific FM qualification, all we need to upgrade you is:

  • Your job description
  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • Your original qualification certificate or a copy signed by the awarding body
  • Your upgrade application including a signed Declaration Form

The assessment fee for upgrading via routes 3 is £84.00. Route 4 does not carry an assessment fee.

Upgrade application form

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding your membership or upgrading, please contact our Membership team on +44 (0) 1279 712650 or via email at membership@bifm.org.uk

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