IFMA launches CFM Practice Exam, Sponsored by milliCare

October 28, 2019

 The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) today launched a new online practice exam for facility management (FM) professionals pursuing IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®), the only globally recognized certification for experienced FM professionals.

In conjunction with the launch, IFMA also announced milliCare Floor & Textile Care as its first “Proud Supporter of IFMA Education” partner. As the official sponsor of the online CFM Practice Exam, milliCare has broadened their support of FM professionals committed to lifelong education and excellence in the management of facilities.

An IFMA Corporate Sustaining Partner (CSP) since 1990, milliCare has been a longstanding champion of the FM industry. “Naming milliCare as our first Proud Supporter of IFMA Education partner recognizes their ongoing dedication to helping facility professionals advance in their profession,” said John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow, Chair of IFMA’s Global Board of Directors. “We’re so thankful for their support, and especially grateful for their sponsorship of this valuable preparation tool for aspiring CFMs.”

“milliCare is excited to support this new initiative in helping to expand the number of certified FM professionals in the industry,” said Steve Willis, milliCare’s Managing Director.  “MilliCare has a long history of supporting IFMA, so this partnership in education is a natural fit.” 

IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. The certification process assesses competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam.

“Test anxiety is often a major obstacle to effective test performance”, said Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP, CxA, Second Vice Chair of IFMA’s Global Board of Directors. “The new practice exam is designed to give certification candidates an idea of what to expect in terms of questions and the opportunity to experience a computer-based exam.”  


IFMA’s online CFM Practice Exam features 90 questions developed from the 11 core competencies of facility management; rationales for each question; and offers up to five retakes. The exam has no passing score and is strictly an optional preparation resource. 

IFMA offers CFM candidates a number of preparation resources, including a self-evaluation to assess exam readiness and a one-day CFM Exam prep workshop. For more information and to access the on-line practice exam, go to

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