Membership Options

From Student to Retired, Affiliate to Certified, we offer a range of membership categories tiered to reflect experience and qualifications. For an overview of these categories, click here or see below.

Affiliate

If you have an interest in FM, supply goods and services to facilities managers, or are new to the industry, this is the membership category for you.

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Eligibility

No facilities management experience or assessment required.

Note: Affiliate members should be seen to be actively participating in our CPD programme if they want to progress to Associate membership.

Benefits of membership

Affiliate members have voting rights at the AGM, can serve on branch and board committees, as well as the FMANZ Board, and provide professional expert knowledge to the Association on request of the CEO or Board. They can also attend national and branch networking, education and social events, including the FM Summit, receive FMANZ publications, invitations and notifications, and can access member-only resources on the FMANZ website. To compare benefits with other categories, click here.

Fees

$200 plus GST per annum.

Associate (AFMANZ)

This is the first step in your journey towards professional recognition. Suitable for anyone with a minimum of two years’ experience in FM, or one year experience plus an FM qualification.

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Eligibility

Assessment is required for this category. To become an Associate member you need to have:

  • Worked in FM for two years OR
  • Worked in FM for one year and hold an FM-related qualification at NZQA Level 4.

Note: Associate members wanting to progress to a higher membership level should be seen to be actively participating in our CPD programme.

Documentation

When applying you will be asked to attach your CV and proof of qualification, if applicable.

Benefits of membership

Associate members are eligible to use the post-nominal AFMANZ, have voting rights at the AGM, and can use the FMANZ logo on business correspondence. They can serve on branch and board committees, and on the FMANZ Board, and provide professional expert knowledge to the Association on request of the CEO or Board. They can also attend national and branch networking, education and social events, receive FMANZ publications, invitations and notifications, and can access member-only resources on the FMANZ website. To compare benefits with other categories, click here.

Fees

$200 plus GST per annum.

Member (MFMANZ)

This membership category is open to mid to senior level FM professionals with management experience. In most instances, a relevant qualification is required.

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Eligibility

You must be able to prove (with relevant documentation) that you qualify in one of the following ways:

  • You have three years experience in management plus two years in FM as well as an NZQA L5 diploma; or at least one year’s experience in management and one year in FM plus an NZQA L6 degree.
  • You have three years management experience plus two years in FM plus an FM qualification or NZQA qualification as recognised by FMANZ.
  • You have three years management experience plus two years in FM plus another relevant qualification.
  • You have three years experience in management plus five years of FM management experience.

Note: Members wanting to progress to a higher category should be seen to be actively participating in our CPD programme.

Documentation

When applying, you will need to attach your CV, job description and proof of qualification.

Benefits of membership

Members are eligible to use the post-nominal MFMANZ, have voting rights at the AGM, and can use the FMANZ logo on business correspondence. They can serve as mentors, on branch and board committees, and the FMANZ Board, and provide professional expert knowledge to the Association on request of the CEO or Board. They can also attend national and branch networking, education and social events, including the FM Summit, receive FMANZ publications, invitations and notifications, and can access member-only resources on the FMANZ website. To compare benefits with other categories, click here.

Fees

$200 plus GST per annum.

Certified (CFMANZ)

Certified membership is the highest level of membership offered by FMANZ and the pinnacle of FM professionalism in New Zealand. To become a Certified member you must be an experienced FM professional with a recognised tertiary qualification, or have been in the industry for at least 10 years if you don’t have a university qualification.

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Eligibility

To become a Certified member you will need to be able to demonstrate to the Board that you have a level of experience, knowledge and skill that qualifies you for accreditation based on the professional competency framework.

To begin the process you need to have one of the following:

  • An accredited specialised postgraduate degree with four years’ FM experience; OR
  • an accredited postgraduate degree with five years’ FM experience; OR
  • an accredited undergraduate qualification with seven years’ FM experience; OR
  • NCEA (or equivalent secondary school education) with 10 years’ FM experience.

Given the kudos of Certified membership, the application process is more involved than for other categories. You need to complete the application form, responding to a selection of four questions from the 13 competencies outlined in the Professional Competency Framework. Once your written submission has been assessed as competent, your work will be reviewed and you will be interviewed by two Certified members to verify your submission and assess your professionalism.

Have a read of the Submission Guide. This contains a lot of helpful information.

There are three intakes per year for Certified membership: 1 March, 1 June and 1 September.

NOTE: Continued annual membership benefits are dependent on Certified members attaining a minimum of 20 CPD points per year. Find out more.

Benefits of membership

Being recognised as having reached the pinnacle of professionalism in New Zealand is the greatest benefit of Certified membership. Certified members are entitled to use the post-nominal CFMANZ in their email signatures, on their business cards, in their CV and so on. This post-nominal is your badge of professionalism. It demonstrates a commitment to your career and the FM profession, and is a recognition of your high level of skills, experience and qualifications. On our side, we are working to lobby employers and recruiters to recognise the professional status of Certified membership.

Certified members are eligible to receive every benefit of membership. They can vote at the AGM, serve on branch committees, board committees and the Board, provide professional expertise and knowledge to the Association on request of the CEO or Board members, and serve as mentors.

They can also attend national and branch networking, education and social events, including the FM Summit, receive FMANZ publications, invitations and notifications, and they can access member-only resources on the FMANZ website.

To compare benefits with other categories, click here.

Fees

$200 plus GST p.a. and there is a one-off application fee of $175 incl. GST.

Student

Student membership encourages those considering a career in facilities management to learn more about the industry and connect with FM professionals.

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Eligibility

Student membership is open to any full-time secondary or tertiary student with an interest in facilities management as a possible career. Evidence of full-time study is required.

Benefits of membership

Student members can attend national and branch networking, education and social events. They can also receive relevant publications, invitations and notifications.

To compare benefits with other categories, click here.

Fees

Membership is free to students enrolled in school or a full-time tertiary course.

Retired

This category is for retired members over the age of 65 who continue to have an interest in the FM industry.

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Eligibility

Retired members must be over 65 and retired from work. No assessment is required.

Benefits of membership

Retired members can use the post-nominal for their membership status at the time of retirement, followed by (Retired). For example, CFMANZ (Retired). They can provide professional expertise and knowledge to FMANZ on request of the CEO or Board members, and serve as mentors if they were Members or Certified members at the time of their retirement.

They can attend national and branch networking, education and social events, including the FM Summit, and can receive relevant publications, invitations and notifications.

To compare benefits with other categories, click here.

Fees

Please enquire by emailing membership@fmanz.org.

Corporate

FMANZ invites companies to join as corporate members, and their staff as corporate staff members. As well as gaining numerous benefits for your staff, and an elevated profile for your company, your support will help raise industry performance standards, and promote greater awareness and visibility of the FM profession.

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Eligibility

Corporate membership is open to any company or organisation working within the facilities management industry, including FM service providers and suppliers of FM-related goods and services.

Benefits of membership

Your organisation will be listed (but not endorsed) in our Corporate Member Directory.

FMANZ events provide corporate members supplying goods and services the opportunity to network with potential clients.

Our range of professional development offerings provide your staff with valuable learning opportunities and resources essential for maintaining professional excellence. An unlimted number of nominated staff will be recognised as corporate staff members, which entitles them to gain professional skills and recognition through our CPD programme. They can also apply for a membership category commensurate with their experience, skills and qualifications (excluding Certified membership), and use the corresponding post-nominal as their badge of professionalism.

Corporate members receive two complimentary registrations to all free national and branch events, and two discounted registrations for all paid events, including our annual FM Summit. As well as being educational in nature, these events foster networking and put members in touch with each other and the latest thinking in the ever-changing world of FM. Events are held in our five branches – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Waikato/Bay of Plenty – and two staff members are entitled to attend each of these branch events.

Staff can register to receive our fortnightly e-newsletter ForuM and our website provides up-to-the-minute information on events and industry news. Members also have access to a range of member-only resources on our website which includes papers and presentations, contract forms and salary surveys. They can also keep in touch via our LinkedIn page and group, and Facebook.

Fees

$1000 plus GST p.a.

Already a member?

Are you eligible for a higher level?

If you joined FMANZ before 1 April 2020 and haven’t applied to be assessed into a membership category, you will automatically have been allocated Affiliate membership. This is our entry level category, perfect for suppliers and those new to the industry. But if you’ve been working in FM for more than two years (or one year with an FM qualification), we encourage you to log into the member portal and apply for the category commensurate with your skills and experience. Becoming an Associate, Member or Certified member grants you a post-nominal and demonstrates to employers and industry colleagues that you’re serious about your professional development and career.

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Membership Benefits

Whether you’re just starting out in FM, building upon years of experience, or advancing to high levels of responsibility and leadership, FMANZ membership brings many benefits. For additional benefits relating to membership categories, see here.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Being a member allows you to earn CPD points, upskill, gain qualifications, boast a post-nominal (qualifications and experience permitting), win awards, participate at branch and board level, and generally show the world you’re committed to your career and profession.

EDUCATION

Our CPD programme provides you with a variety of valuable learning opportunities essential for maintaining professional excellence. We’re also committed to working with tertiary institutes to create and deliver an education pathway for members.

NETWORKING EVENTS

Hosted by our six branches in Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Manawatu, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, local networking events put you in touch with fellow FMs in your region.

FM SUMMIT

Boasting a rich and tailored programme of big picture and practical topics, as well as our gala awards dinner and exhibition, our two-day FM Summit is an annual event you won’t want to miss.

ANNUAL AWARDS

Members are invited to enter our annual awards to take away the title of Facilities Manager of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, or Service Provider of the Year. At our annual gala awards dinner, we also recognise the hard work and dedication of members through our Branch and National Service Awards.

PUBLICATIONS

In addition to our fortnightly e-newsletter ForuM, members receive FMA’s journal Facility Perspectives online.

SOCIAL MEDIA

You can keep in touch with the FM community via our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, and our LinkedIn group, which provides a forum for informal discussions on key FM topics.

MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATION

We advocate on behalf of our members and represent the interests of the FM industry to the wider property industry and government.

INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Our website provides members unlimited access to a range of resources, including papers and presentations, contract forms, surveys, research reports and contract templates.

FAQs

How do I know which membership category I'm eligible for?

Take a look at the eligibility requirements here. If you’re still unsure, email assessment@fmanz.org for clarification. Remember: Certified membership is the highest level of membership offered by FMANZ; the pinnacle of FM professionalism in New Zealand, so if you think you qualify, it’s worth taking the extra time to apply for this category.

I am a supplier of goods and services to the FM industry, but don't work as a facilities manager. Which category should I apply for?

You would qualify for Affiliate membership. Affiliate membership is suitable for anyone who has an interest in FM, has just entered the industry or is supplying goods and services to FM professionals. Previous experience in facilities management is not required and no assessment is needed.

I am a corporate staff member - can I apply to be assessed into a membership category?

Yes, corporate staff members can apply up to Member level (MFMANZ) via the member portal. If you want to become a Certified member, you will need to join as an individual member (and pay the individual annual membership fee) in order to be assessed.

What is the CPD programme and points system and is participation compulsory for members?

FMANZ’s annual CPD programme is a tailored programme of learning aligned to our professional competency framework. Members accrue CPD points for a variety of activities, including seminars, webinars, FM Summit, workshops, professional reading, mentoring and tertiary study. One CPD point is equivalent to approximately one hour of learning. You can see how many points you’ve accrued at any time by logging in to the online member portal.

While participation in the CPD programme isn’t mandatory, we encourage all members who want to advance their careers and keep their skills current to aim for a minimum of 20 CPD points per year.

  • Certified members (CFMANZ) – your status and benefits are dependent on you attaining a minimum of 20 CPD points per year.
  • Members in other categories wanting to progress to a higher membership level should be seen to be actively participating in the CPD programme.

Learn more here.

What are post-nominals?

Associate, Member and Certified members (and some Retired members) are entitled to use a post-nominal (letters after their name) in their email signatures, on their business cards, in their CV and so on. This post-nominal is your badge of professionalism and we encourage you to use it wherever possible. It demonstrates a commitment to your career and the FM profession, and is a recognition of your skills, experience and qualifications. Associate members can use the post-nominal AFMANZ, Members – MFMANZ, and Certified members – CFMANZ. Retired members can use the post-nominal for their membership status at the time of retirement, followed by (Retired). For example, CFMANZ (Retired).

I have been a member of FMANZ for some time but haven't applied to be assessed into a membership category. What happens now?

If you joined FMANZ before 1 April 2020 and haven’t applied to be assessed into a membership category, you will have automatically been allocated Affiliate membership. If your skills, qualifications and experience qualify you for a higher level of membership, we encourage you to apply for the membership category commensurate with your skills and experience in order to gain the professional recognition you deserve. Becoming an Associate, Member or Certified member will demonstrate to your peers, employers and industry colleagues that you are serious about your professional development and FM career. Click here to see a full list of benefits for each membership category, or log in to the member portal to apply for another membership category.

I think I might be eligible for Certified membership, but I'm not 100% sure. What should I do?

Before you spend time applying for Certified membership, take a look at the eligibility requirements for the various membership categories here. Also have a read through of the submission guide. This contains a lot of helpful information and hopefully will help you decide whether you have the level of experience required. If you need further clarification, please email assessment@fmanz.org. Be aware there are three intakes per year for Certified membership – 1 March, 1 June and 1 September.