Charles Carpenter awarded Certified Facility Manager Japan designation

Date of Release: 10/13/2006

SAN MARCOS —Charles Carpenter, a graduate student in the Department of Occupational Education at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been awarded the Certified Facility Manager Japan (CFMJ) designation from the Japanese Facility Management Promotion Association (JFMA).

The CFMJ designation was awarded by a reciprocal agreement between JFMA and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and illustrates the global importance of the facility management profession.

Carpenter’s CFMJ was awarded along with his recertification of IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation. The CFM credential assures professional expertise and establishes standards of practice for the facility management profession worldwide. Prior to certification, candidates must first meet defined educational and work experience criteria. Successful candidates then pass a comprehensive 8-hour exam which tests their mastery of the nine core competencies of the profession. The designation is recertified every three years based on accumulated professional education points and experience in the field.

CFM is the most respected global credential in facility management. To date, more than 3,500 facility managers from 25 counties have earned this recognition. For more information, visit