ICPFM will immediately recognise your university qualifications if they are directly related to contract, project and facilities management: eg

a. HND/BBA/B.Sc/Masters in Contract/Project/ Facilities / Production/Operations/Procurement/ Purchasing and Supply Chain Management).

b. HND/BBA/B.Sc/Masters degree with honours with following specialism

Cost Engineering, Construction Law, Estate Management, Contract Management, Estimating, Facilities Management, Geospatial Engineering, Hydrographic Surveying, Land Engineering Surveying, Project Management and Quantity Surveying & Construction, Property Management, Electrical

Repair and Maintenance, Heavy Equipment Maintenance, Precision Metal Working, Vehicle Repair and Maintenance.
If your university qualifications are more general (eg Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business, Graduate Certificate in Management, Bachelor of Engineering etc), then they may also contribute towards meeting qualification requirements.

Probably, however, you will also need to hold a relevant qualification. Depending on exactly what your relevant qualifications are and how they map to the ICPFM qualifications, you are highly likely to be accepted under the Recognition of Prior Learning for at least some, if not all, of the relevant qualification without needing to do any further study.

If you are in this situation, we encourage you to provide copies of your relevant certificates or qualifications, showing the subjects you have studied, to our representatives, so that s/he can determine the equivalence of your qualifications.

An CICPFM certification is issued by the Institute in recognition of a person

Experienced practitioners are likely to have built up all (or most of) the necessary competencies to successfully complete a vocational education qualification via a Recognition of Prior Learning (competency) assessment.

If you are in this situation, you may apply for a simultaneous assessment for a qualification and an ICPFM certification from one of our training partner or colleges. This process is quick and respectful of what you already know, and will help you to obtain both a nationally recognised qualification.

Alternatively, you may choose to obtain a vocational qualification from any relevant higher education qualification from any recognised university, and then subsequently apply for an ICPFM assessment once you have your qualification.

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You will need to get a qualification first. Depending on your experience you are welcome and highly likely to be considered under the Recognition of Previous Learning for at least some certifications without needing to do any further study.

Contract management, project management and facilities management is an emerging profession and at ICPFM we accept that there are experienced but unqualified practitioners working effectively organisations. However, as suitable qualifications in contract management, project management and facilities management have now been available in our environment for around some years, now is a very good time to consider obtaining a qualification if you do not already hold one?

Holding a qualification establishes that you are serious about working in your chosen profession and sets you apart from people who do not hold a qualification. So, as part of our vision for contract management, project management and facilities management professionalization, ICPFM certifications are only available to members who hold qualifications in a relevant field.

We understand that the requirement to be qualified may be initially frustrating for some experienced but unqualified Contract, project and facilities management people. However, we make no apology for our goal of raising the professional perception and status of Contract management, project management and facilities management. For this reason, only qualified people can be assessed for an ICPFM certification. Our training partners or colleges can help you gain a qualification.

To be eligible for ACPFM certification, you must:

  • be a Affiliate Member of the ACPFM
  • hold an appropriate qualification for your field and the level of certification you seek
  • have the prescribed length of professional experience for the level of certification you seek
  • demonstrate that your professional practice meets the current competency standards for your profession.

Most professions (such as engineering, accounting, medical, traditional trades) operate this way

An ICPFM certification is an independent assessment of your professional practice as a person operating in the field of contract management, project management and or facilities management. It is a form of industry recognition that you are operating in a professional manner. It is explicitly about your workplace practice, and not just about your training or qualifications.

The certification process allows contract management, project management and or facilities management professionals who hold a basic (or better) qualification and who have built the necessary work experience to be recognised by an industry body as meeting the normal standards expected in our profession.

This grade of membership aims to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. Associate Member must meet all the following requirements:

  • All requirements for Affiliate Member
  • At least 2 years of procurement or contract management, project management and/or facilities management experience
  • Contributed to the procurement of operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management profession in some significant way (eg. publishing articles, acting as a industry mentor, trainer, progressing organisational initiatives, involved in arranging a contractor forum, presenter at forum or conference etc)

You will need to complete an application form and provide evidence to support your contribution to the profession.

Eligibility for award of this grade of membership is determined by a standing ACPFM committee. There is an application fee for upgrading your membership.

This grade of membership aims to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. Full Member must meet all the following requirements:

  • All requirements for Associate Member
  • At least 5 years in contract management, project management and/or facilities management experience
  • Contributed or operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management profession in some significant way (eg. publishing articles, acting as a industry mentor, trainer, progressing organisational initiatives, involved in arranging a contractor forum, presenter at forum or conference etc)

You will need to complete an application form and provide evidence to support your contribution to the profession.

Eligibility for award of this grade of membership is determined by a standing MCPFM committee. There is an application fee for upgrading your membership.

This grade of membership aims to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. Fellow Member must meet all the following requirements:

  • All requirements for Full Member
  • At least 10 years of contract management, project management and/or facilities management experience
  • Contributed or operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management profession in some significant way (eg. publishing articles, acting as a industry mentor, trainer, progressing organisational initiatives, involved in arranging a procurement forum, presenter at forum or conference etc)

You will need to complete an application form and provide evidence to support your contribution to the profession.

Eligibility for award of this grade of membership is determined by a standing FCPFM committee. There is an application fee for upgrading your membership.

Simply complete the upgrade application form and attach a certified copy of your previous qualifications, with the payment of application fee for upgrading of your membership.

If you are a paid up member of ICPFM you may use the following post

  • Associate may use the designation ACPFM
  • Full Member may use the designation MCPFM
  • Fellows may use the designation ACPFM

Associate Fellows may use the designation ACPFM and you could also use and of the following:

  • Certified Contract Management Professional (CCMP)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (CPMP)
  • Certified Facilities Management Professional (CFMP)

ICPFM Certification is an independent assessment of your professional practice as a person operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. It is a form of industry recognition that you are operating in a professional manner. An ICPFM certification is awarded by the Governing Council on the recommendation of any member of the Institute.

Only members of the Institute may apply for ACPFM certification. ACPFM certifications are available at a range of levels to reflect the typical career development and progression of contract management, project management and/or facilities management professionals in Africa. The ACPFM, MCPFM and FCPFM certification levels are practitioner, manger and executive. Details of the requirements for each level of certification can be found on this web site.

Membership of the ACPFM is open to anyone who has an interest in contract management, project management and/or facilities management in Africa. All members receive the range of member benefits outlines on this web site. Members may hold membership at a particular grade that is appropriate to their professional circumstances. The ICPFM membership grades are Student, Affiliate, Associate, Full Member and Fellow. Only graduate members or higher may apply for an ICPFM certification.

Every company and organization has a Facilities Management function. Depending on the industry type and the size of the organization, this function may be labeled differently.

Facilities Managers come from a wide range of backgrounds. A career in Facilities Management can start with a first degree in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Real Estate or Engineering, but many of our students come from entirely different fields, such as Management, Finance, the Humanities, Psychology and others. Our students often have a strong passion for the industry of their choice: Our graduates manage Facilities for Fashion Designers, Businesses, Hotels, Universities, Museums, Hospitals, Residences or Non-Profits, Transportation Systems or Government agencies.

Facilities Management is a profession charged to provide organizations with an appropriate built environment. Facilities Managers represent an organization

HSE

"The reasonable man adopts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself".

-- George Bernard Shaw, co-founder of The London School of Economics

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Facilities Management is a profession charged to provide organizations with an appropriate built environment. Facilities Managers represent an organization

Facilities Managers come from a wide range of backgrounds. A career in Facilities Management can start with a first degree in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Real Estate or Engineering, but many of our students come from entirely different fields, such as Management, Finance, the Humanities, Psychology and others. Our students often have a strong passion for the industry of their choice: Our graduates manage Facilities for Fashion Designers, Businesses, Hotels, Universities, Museums, Hospitals, Residences or Non-Profits, Transportation Systems or Government agencies.

Every company and organization has a Facilities Management function. Depending on the industry type and the size of the organization, this function may be labeled differently.

ICPFM Certification is an independent assessment of your professional practice as a person operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. It is a form of industry recognition that you are operating in a professional manner. An ICPFM certification is awarded by the Governing Council on the recommendation of any member of the Institute.

Only members of the Institute may apply for ACPFM certification. ACPFM certifications are available at a range of levels to reflect the typical career development and progression of contract management, project management and/or facilities management professionals in Africa. The ACPFM, MCPFM and FCPFM certification levels are practitioner, manger and executive. Details of the requirements for each level of certification can be found on this web site.

Membership of the ACPFM is open to anyone who has an interest in contract management, project management and/or facilities management in Africa. All members receive the range of member benefits outlines on this web site. Members may hold membership at a particular grade that is appropriate to their professional circumstances. The ICPFM membership grades are Student, Affiliate, Associate, Full Member and Fellow. Only graduate members or higher may apply for an ICPFM certification.

If you are a paid up member of ICPFM you may use the following post

  • Associate may use the designation ACPFM
  • Full Member may use the designation MCPFM
  • Fellows may use the designation ACPFM

Associate Fellows may use the designation ACPFM and you could also use and of the following:

  • Certified Contract Management Professional (CCMP)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (CPMP)
  • Certified Facilities Management Professional (CFMP)

Simply complete the upgrade application form and attach a certified copy of your previous qualifications, with the payment of application fee for upgrading of your membership.

This grade of membership aims to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. Fellow Member must meet all the following requirements:

  • All requirements for Full Member
  • At least 10 years of contract management, project management and/or facilities management experience
  • Contributed or operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management profession in some significant way (eg. publishing articles, acting as a industry mentor, trainer, progressing organisational initiatives, involved in arranging a procurement forum, presenter at forum or conference etc)

You will need to complete an application form and provide evidence to support your contribution to the profession.

Eligibility for award of this grade of membership is determined by a standing FCPFM committee. There is an application fee for upgrading your membership.

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