The Facilities Management Professional Standards clearly define the competences that are necessary to be a competent facilities management practitioner at all career levels. Created in consultation with industry stakeholders, experts and professional standards writers the standards form a global competence model for the profession.

These standards can be used to benchmark skills, knowledge and competence for those working at all levels in the FM profession.

The FM Professional Standards Framework

The FM Professional Standards Framework is the supporting structure that clearly defines:

  • the key functions (the functional areas) performed by FM practitioners,
  • the main components of each functional area (functional area component),
  • and the competences that are required to be a competent professional when carrying out each function.

The framework includes high-level competences defined for each facilities management career level, from a support role through to a strategic role. Full and expanded FM Professional Standards are provided in the Handbook.

Professional Standards Handbook


If you are not a member but managing FM practitioners’ staff development, or planning for their learning and development needs you can an request a copy of the handbook.

For more information, please contact the Professional Standards & Education team at or call +44 (0)1279 712 651