Recertification Guidelines


CAFM/CAFS graduates are required to earn a set number of recertification points, as well as pay a renewal fee of $150, every five years to maintain their designation. The requirements for CAFM Recertification are 80 points. CAFS Recertification requires 50 points. You can find information on approved recertification items and points allocation in the Recertification Guidelines.

Online Recertification Tool

Recertification Guidelines

While early submissions are appreciated, they will not be processed until the three-month window before recertification is due.

Individuals who do not acquire sufficient points for recertification by due date will be notified via email of suspension of CAFM/CAFS designation. Individuals who lapse six months past their recertification date—without applying for and receiving formal extension—must resubmit to the certification process to regain CAFM/CAFS status. (Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed on an individual basis.)

The Certification Board suggests that graduates keep a designated Recertification file to collect and document all professional education and community activities. You may also want to review your file and accumulated points annually to assess remaining points needed to successfully meet your Recertification requirements. It is recommended to use a Recertification Tracking Sheet to track any points accumulated prior to entering them into the online recertification tool.



Upon reaching age sixty (60) or upon formal retirement, a CAFM/CAFS is eligible to be considered for a Lifetime Certification. Learn more about Lifetime Certification.