Click here to apply for the 2024 Free Professional Membership Giveaway.

  • Only Professional candidates are eligible, Vendors are not eligible.
  • Free memberships must be given to new members or a former member who expired before 2023.
  • All free members must supply their First Name, Last Name, Company Name, Mailing Address and Email.


IFMA is the world’s largest & most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers with more than 19,500 members in 130 Chapters and 17 Councils located in 60 countries. The Richmond Chapter of IFMA is an active group with well attended educational monthly meetings that are a great opportunity to network with other Facilities Managers. 

Our chapter has a membership of approximately 180 members consisting of Facilities Managers and Property, Operations, Maintenance, Project and Move Managers. Other members include Professional service providers such as: Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, General Contractors and providers of Facility-related Products & Services such as: Furniture, Carpet, Maintenance, Janitorial, Security, Emergency Power, Food Service, Moving, Exterior and Interior Landscaping.

Our membership includes some of the largest employers in the area and several Fortune 500 and 1000 Companies.

Join Now! You can either join online and pay by credit card or print out an application, fill it out and mail a check to International Facility Management Association, P.O. Box 203648, Dallas, TX 75320-3648.

Below are Membership Classifications to help determine which type membership you qualify for:

Professional Member

Professional Membership is open to facility practitioners and educators, whose primary responsibilities are to provide, oversee, or teach one (or more) Facility Management core competencies.

  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Finance and Business
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Communication
  • Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
  • Human Factors
  • Quality
  • Real Estate and Property Management
  • Technology

Associate Member

Associate membership is open to individuals whose primary responsibilities include: business development; sales and/or marketing as a consultant; representation of a manufacturer, vendor, dealer, distributor; and/or provider of facility-related products and services.

Young Professional Member

Young Professional membership is open to new IFMA members that are under the age of 30 and new or current IFMA members that graduated from an accredited university or college within the last 12 months at the time of application or membership reclassification/renewal. Young Professional Membership will be limited to two years.

Student Member

Student membership is open to candidates who are engaged in full-time study at an accredited college or university. At such time as the member is no longer engaged in full-time study, he or she shall be reclassified to the appropriate membership category. Verification of full-time student status may be required.

Retired Member

Retired membership is open to members in good standing upon their permanent retirement from full-time facility management practice, business development, sales, and/or marketing. Should a retired member return to full-time employment as either a practitioner or in business development, sales, and/or marketing position, he or she shall be reclassified to the appropriate membership category.

Corporate Sustaining Partner Product & Service Provider

Designed for companies that provide product and service solutions to facility management professionals. The Corporate Sustaining Partner (CSP) program allows companies to elevate their image and name recognition within the world’s largest facility management audience, while also receiving exclusive marketing and promotional benefits.

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