Firstly take a look at our membership grades and decide which reflects your career stage. There will be a grade to suit your current level of experience, expertise and qualifications.

Fees and entry criteria for all membership grades can be found on our website under Types of Membership page.


This is our entry-level grade and is suitable for anyone who has an interest in or is already working within the facilities management industry. You will not be assessed in order to make this grade.

Associate (ABIFM)

Associate is our first grade of assessed membership for individuals with two years facilities management experience (at non management level).

Member (MBIFM)

To gain member grade you will be assessed on your current levels of management experience. Individuals should have a broad range and depth of FM knowledge across several BIFM competences.

Certified (CBIFM)

To gain certified member grade you must hold a facilities management-related qualification at Level 6 (Degree level) and have three years or more management and FM experience.

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.

Upgrading your membership

As your career progresses you can upgrade your membership to reflect your developing skills and experience. Contact the Membership Team to find out if you are eligible on +44 (0) 1279 712650.

You can benefit from a reduced membership of £49.00 per year if you are studying for a qualification in facilities management or are studying for one of the BIFM qualifications, regardless of your current membership grade. We will need to see proof of your student status.

For our Corporate and Group Membership schemes visit the Corporate and Group membership pages.


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