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What if any are the differences between the CDFM and the FM Certification?

  • 1.  What if any are the differences between the CDFM and the FM Certification?

    Posted 09-22-2020 09:07
    Good morning Community,

    I have an FM Certification and am pursuing the CDFM certification and would like to know what are the similarities and/or differences between the two certifications?

    V/R
    Bernard Joseph


  • 2.  RE: What if any are the differences between the CDFM and the FM Certification?

    Posted 09-27-2020 07:50
    This is a very good question as the CDFM use to be the IDP recommendation for budget personnel but now the FM Cert level II is a hiring requirement for Budget personnel. I have only been in Budget permanently about a yr and I am done with my FM Cert II training Requirements just finding it complicated to update the training portion.  Looking forward to completing my MBA in December. Ready to move to the next training and I was considering CDFM.

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    Valerie Bland
    Deridder LA
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  • 3.  RE: What if any are the differences between the CDFM and the FM Certification?

    Posted 09-28-2020 20:16
    Bernie,

    The FM is is self administered and you are  certified once you complete all the classes and work experience. The CDFM is aligned to FM level 2 and is universally accepted and a proctored test. If you are fresh with your Level 2 FM my recommendation is take the CDFM test as you can recall some of the subject as it is still fresh. Hope this helps.

    Thanks.

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    Manjapra Sudhir CDFM
    Haymarket VA
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