Aunified career map for the facility management sector has been unveiled as part of the global collaboration between the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). By standardising training courses, qualification requirements and certification levels internationally, the scope and potential of a career in facilities management is like never before, according to IFMA-RICS.
The new IFMA-RICS career map delivers unprecedented clarity and internationally recognised authority of the required skills, training and experience necessary for all professional stages and goals. It is one of many resources emerging from the collaboration designed to accelerate career development and build recognition for FM professionals as strategic leaders in the built environment.
RICS chief executive officer Sean Tompkins says a unified FM industry, for example, means more opportunity to make sure smart buildings operate correctly, green technology actually works and innovative designs are useable. “The united