Advancing our profession since 1993
The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is the body for workplace and facilities professionals.
We exist to promote excellence among a worldwide community of thousands and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely. We empower professionals to upskill and reach their potential for a rewarding, impactful career. We do this by advancing professional standards, offering guidance and training, developing new insights and sharing best practice.
It is our vision to see workplace and facilities management as a distinct profession – recognised beyond the built environment for its ability to enable people to transform organisations and their performance. The IWFM was established in 2018. It builds on the proud heritage of 25 years of the British Institute of Facilities Management.
What we do
We initiate meaningful change and empower our members to influence the profession's future. We also underpin the professional standards for the workplace and facilities management profession.
Fully regulated qualifications
IWFM, and its’ qualifications, are regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) - the body responsible for regulating qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
Becoming recognised by Ofqual was a major undertaking, and maintaining recognition requires ongoing compliance with their regulations. The benefits of Ofqual recognition include:
- fully regulated qualifications that provide a benchmark for the industry
- qualification certificates that carry the Ofqual logo - a recognised quality mark
- qualifications that are valued in the UK and internationally
As a recognised Awarding Organisation, we design, develop and award qualifications that test knowledge, skills and understanding of FM. And, because we consult employers in the development of our qualifications, we’re confident they’re fit for purpose.
Our range of qualifications provide a world-leading framework for professional development in workplace and facilities management.
Find out about our Annual General Meeting, Code of Professional Conduct and volunteer opportunities.