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.
Note: Corporate Staff Members can apply for Associate (AFMANZ) and Member (MFMANZ) categories, but if you want to apply for Certified Membership (CFMANZ) you need to sign up as an Individual Member.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to our fortnightly e-newsletter ForuM, members receive FMA’s journal Facility Perspectives online.
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.
We advocate on behalf of our members and represent the interests of the FM industry to the wider property industry and government.
Our website provides members unlimited access to a range of resources, including papers and presentations, contract forms, surveys, research reports and contract templates.
Take a look at the eligibility requirements here. If you’re still unsure, email email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be aware there are three intakes per year for Certified membership – 1 March, 1 June and 1 September.