Member Grades

BIFM membership is designed for individuals to reflect your particular combination of core skills and experience at any point in your career. Specific membership grades and the corresponding letters after your name indicate exactly the level you are at in your professional development.

You can use BIFM to upgrade or reflect what stage you are at on the career ladder at any one time.


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Member grade

Who is it for?

Affiliate Entry level for those who have less than 2 years’ non-management FM experience and/or no qualification in FM or a related subject. It is also relevant for those with an interest in FM but who might not work in FM.
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Associate (ABIFM)
For individuals with an FM related qualification at level 3 or above and at least one year’s non-management FM experience or those with two years’ non-management FM experience.
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For individuals with an FM related qualification at level 4 or 5 with 3 years’ general management experience which includes at least 2 years’ FM experience or those able to demonstrate 5 years’ FM experience which includes at least 3 years’ managerial experience.

For individuals with a level 6 or degree level qualification (or higher) in FM or an FM-related subject; or who hold relevant Chartered status and are of management level with at least 3 years’ FM experience (including 2 years’ management experience).
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Fellow (FBIFM)
You may be eligible to become a Fellow of BIFM if you currently have, or previously have had significant FM experience and can clearly demonstrate a sustained or significant contribution to the FM profession or wider industry Find out more about Affiliate


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