Want to show the world you’re serious about your professional development and career? 

Apply for one of our professional membership categories – Certified (CFMANZ), Member (MFMANZ) or Associate (AFMANZ).

Our entry-level Affiliate membership is 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 membership category commensurate with your skills and experience.

Once approved, you can now start using your post-nominal as your badge of professionalism.

Certified Membership (CFMANZ)

Certified membership (CFMANZ)  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. For an overview of membership categories and eligibility criteria, click here.

Note: Corporate staff members can apply for Associate (AFMANZ) and Member (MFMANZ) categories, but if you would like to apply for Certified membership (CFMANZ) you will need to sign up as an individual member.

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

  • You have an accredited specialised postgraduate degree and four years’ FM experience; OR
  • You have an accredited postgraduate degree and five years’ FM experience; OR
  • You have an accredited undergraduate qualification and seven years’ FM experience; OR
  • You have NCEA (or equivalent secondary school education) and 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 Certified 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, access member-only resources on the FMANZ website and use the FMANZ logo on business correspondence.

To compare benefits with other categories, click here.

Fees

$225 plus GST p.a. and there is a one-off application fee of $175 incl. GST.

Member (MFMANZ)

Mid to senior-level FM professionals with management experience are invited to apply for the professional category of Member (MFMANZ). In most instances, a relevant qualification is required, unless you have three years general managerial experience in addition to five years in an FM management role. For an overview of membership categories and eligibility criteria, click here.

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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

$225 plus GST per annum.

Associate (AFMANZ)

This is the first step in your journey towards professional recognition. Associate membership (AFMANZ) is suitable for anyone with a minimum of two years experience in FM, or one year experience plus an FM qualification. For an overview of membership categories and eligibility criteria, click here.

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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

$225 plus GST per annum.

Apply to be assessed into a professional membership category

Log in to the member portal to apply.

FAQs

How do I know which category to apply 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. Can I apply for professional membership?

Generally speaking, you will need to be working as an FM professional to be eligible for our Associate, Member or Certified membership categories. Most suppliers enjoy 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.

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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 professional membership category. What category of membership do I hold?

Anyone who joined FMANZ after 1 April 2020 will have been assessed into a membership category when they signed up.

However, if you joined FMANZ before this date 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.