The BIFM CPD Process

BIFM's CPD process and cycle is a useful tool to help you think about the next steps that you want to take. Why not follow this step by step guide and build up your professional development plan for 2017 and beyond.

1. Identify my goals

Understand what is expected of you in your role, and future goals. 'I would like to complete a formal qualification in FM and 'I am keen to read a Good Practice Guide on Sustainability'.

2. Gap analysis

Complete our CPD questionnaire and identify your strengths and understand where your development needs lie.

3. Plan development

Write it down! Plan your development around activities relevant to your role. Why not record, 'competence action notes' about what activities you plan to do.

There are numerous opportunities that can count towards your CPD:
> Attending events
> Reading newsletters
> Reading FM World
> Participating in group forum discussions
> Attending training
> Qualifications in FM
> Reading GPGs

4. Complete CPD Activity

Do it! Undertake what you have planned to do.

5. Reflect

Ask yourself, 'What will I do differently? What did I learn? How will I move forward and apply what I've learnt?'

6. Record

Use the BIFM online record to keep a record of your CPD activity.

7. Evaluate

Time to evaluate your development against your goals 'Am I on target for achieving my goals?' Think about what you still want to achieve and how you will achieve it in the CPD process.


Start your CPD by setting up your CPD record here




The Facilities Management ProfessionalStandards clearly define the competences that are needed at each career level and form a global competence model for the profession.These standards can be used to benchmark skills, knowledge and competence for those working at all levels in the FM profession.

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