Moving to Member grade

If you hold Affiliate or Associate grade there are two ways in which you can apply to upgrade. These are; via experience alone, or a combination of experience and qualification.

If you hold the following qualifications and/or experience, you could apply for Member grade:




Diploma in FM at QCF Level 4 or 5

3 years’ general management + 2 years FM experience
5 years FM experience + 3 years’ managerial experience

Enjoy the benefits


If you progress to BIFM Member grade, you are demonstrating your continuing achievements in the FM industry, and are helping to ensure your increasing skills and knowledge are recognised and further contributing to your professional credibility. You can also vote at the AGM and influence the direction of the Institute.

You can use ‘MBIFM’ after your name on business cards, emails, websites and other business collateral.

The assessment fee for this upgrade is £86.00

You can also apply to Upgrade to Member grade if you hold one of the following qualifications::
BIFM  - Part I
Other relevant qualification, at level 4 or above

If you apply to upgrade via the experience route, all we require is:

  • Your job description
  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • A declaration and profile document
  • Your upgrade application

If you apply to upgrade via the qualifications route, all we require 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
  • A contact referee

Upgrade application form

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding your membership or upgrading, please contact our Membership team on:

t: +44 (0) 1279 712650



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