IFMA-Montreal’s strategic plan emphasizes the promotion of the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation, as well as the FMP and SFP credentials.

It is with this approach that our upcoming activities will be oriented towards the eleven (11) competencies on which the exam is based. This way Facility Managers can obtain knowledge of the specific competencies.  The exam to obtain the CFM designation is available only in English. Therefore, the one-day exam can be given in Montreal if there are a sufficient number of participants.

Training for FMP credential is now available at Vanier College and the SFP credential will ba available shortly.

However, since it is recognized worldwide as being the reference within the facility management industry, IFMA provides many other training courses especially targeted or aimed at completing members’ skills in order to help them become better facility managers. There is also Distance Teaching offered (in English only) through Self-Study.



  •  Michelle Brodeur, CFM, SFP – Quintiles Canada, Inc.
  •  Luc Roy, P.Eng., AMD, CFM – McGill University
  •  David Michel, CFM – Rio Tinto Canada Management Inc.
  •  Sylvain Mathieu, CFM – Place Bonaventure Property Management


  •  Carl Bousquet, FMP – Sodexo
  •  Sondip Budwal, FMP – Sodexo
  •  Dalia Butris, FMP – Mindgeek Canada
  •  Pino Dattoli, FMP – Chartwell
  •  Marie-Claude Desjardins, FMP – CBRE
  •  Joseph Ferrera, SFP, FMP -McGill University Health Center
  •  Caroline Gagnon, FMP – Sodexo
  •  Martin Lapointe, FMP – Sodexo
  •  Gianluca Masella, FMP – Brookfield Global Intergrated Solutions
  •  Massimo Masi, FMP – MT Services
  •  Jean-Christophe Messin, FMP – CBRE
  •  Steve Papp, FMP – Ville de Cote St-Luc
  •  David Pavao, FMP – Medtronic
  •  Rémi Payette, FMP – Brookfield Global Intergrated Solutions
  •  Michael Shields, FMP – Symcor Inc.
  •  Richard Trottier, FMP – Levosol Inc.
  •  Jade Youngblood, FMP – Driving Horse Creations

Why you should take your FMP Certification

  • Be eligible for positions requiring the FMP designation.
  • Illustrate your initiative to your employer
  • Take a step closer to the CFM (Certified Facility Manager) certification.
  • Increase your skill and knowledge base to properly manage the facility you oversee.
  • Challenge yourself to learn and master the core competencies and to develop your decision making skills as a professional
  • Increase your confidence level to pursue upper level management positions and take a leadership role

Why you should take an in-class FMP Course:


  • Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.
  • Avoid procrastination and stay on track with weekly assignments and classroom expectations.
  • Discuss and clarify difficult topics


Watch this video and see what your peers have to say about the FMP Credential

Core Competencies

In 2009, a global job task analysis (GJTA) defined 11 core competencies. The GJTA included responses from facility managers in 62 countries. It is the most comprehensive to date and the first truly global survey and analysis. The core competencies are:

  1. Communication—Communication plans and processes for both internal and external stakeholders
  2. Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity—Emergency and risk management plans and procedures
  3. Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability—Sustainable management of built and natural environments
  4. Finance & Business—Strategic plans, budgets, financial analyses, procurement
  5. Human Factors—Healthful and save environment, security, FM employee development
  6. Leadership and Strategy—Strategic planning, organize, staff and lead organization
  7. Operations and Maintenance—Building operations and maintenance, occupant services
  8. Project Management—Oversight and management of all projects and related contracts
  9. Quality—Best practices, process improvements, audits and measurements
  10. Real Estate and Property Management—Real estate planning, acquisition and disposition
  11. Technology—Facility management technology, workplace management systems

The Core Competencies are intrinsic to the Education Content that IFMA Toronto provides for its members.

FMP Sections of Study and Testing

In order to receive FMP Certification you must pass the testing phase of each Section of Study.  Download the FMP Brochure

Download from provided link a Table of Contents detailing each section of study:

CFM Bootcamp

In today’s economy it is vital to take every step to enhance your career path.  A CFM designation is well-recognized all over the world, it is an achievement that indicates a higher level of industry knowledge, ultimately raising your marketability.

This is the definitive course of preparation for IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager Examination.  The course is designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification with preparation for the competency-based examination.  The instructor for this course is John Vinken,  a Certified Facility Manager with many years of facility management and teaching experience.  This course will give you confidence in your ability to complete the examination successfully, thereby earning the distinction and privilege of being a CFM.

The course is a 2-day, week-end course that includes the course material, breakfast, lunch and break snacks.

To download the CFM Brochure follow this provided link: CFM Brochure

To find out if you’re eligible to take your CFM follow this provided link: CFM Eligibility

To take a sample exam and learn about stengths and weaknesses in your knowledge base follow this provided link: Practice Exam

To fill out your CFM Exam application follow this provided link: CFM Exam Application

FM Competency

The IFMA Toronto CFM Bootcamp content covers these nine areas of  facility management competency:

  1. Facility Function Planning and Project Management
  2. Communication
  3. Operations and Maintenance
  4. Finance
  5. Quality Assessment and Innovation
  6. Human and Environmental Factors
  7. Real Estate
  8. Leadership and Management
  9. Technology  Quality Assessment and Innovation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Update and assess your knowledge and skills related to each competency area.
  2. Learn about the format of the exam and review sample questions.
  3. Become more confident and comfortable when you  take the exam