IFMA CFM Exam Pass rate is 70%. It seems low and easy to achieve, but that's not the case with the CFM Exam. Certified Facility Manager Exam is not easy to pass without proper preparation.
Here are some of the ways to pass the CFM exam or at least achieve a 70% passing score.
1. Read The Book And Understand The Concept.
This is a long method. Why long? It's a long method because, you need to read the book not once but twice. You need to read it twice because if you only read it once, you'll only retain around 10% of what you read. If you read it twice, you can remember around 20% to 30% and to make it to 70% you need to...
2. Highlight and Memorize All the Important Points
While reading the book, highlight all the meaning of the important terms. Example, you read in the book,
Business continuity is defined as a maintenance and or recovery of business operations during and after conditions of a disaster
You need to highlight it so when you read the book again, you won't miss any important words while reviewing.
3. Translate It In Your Own Words
You don't need to memorize it word by word, just understand the meaning and translate it in your own words.
It's also easier to memorize it if you can reflect your experience onto what you read in the CFM book.
Example KPIs or Key Performance Indicator, if you are familiar with that, you know that it is the most relevant metrics in determining whether the outcomes of an activity contribute to the goals of the entire organization and the aims of the activity.
4. Practice, Practice and Practice Before The Actual Exam
If you have more budget you can also buy the 66 Questions and Answer CFM Practice Exam of IFMA, it cost $100 for member and $150 for non member. Here is the link
You can also try this e-book on Lulu, it contains 100 Scenario Based Questions and Answers with rationale or justification.
This ebook is great if you can read it a few days before your actual exam. Here is the link to Lulu
Just go over with it and read the justification in a given scenario. If you're lucky, you might read a similar scenario during the actual exam.
5. Get 70% score in Our 1800 Questions and Answers Practice Exam
If you get 70% score in our practice exam, 70% in all competency areas, not the average, meaning no competencies lower than 70%, your chance of passing the actual exam is really high.
Those who passed the actual exam and become a Certified Facility Manager got more than 70% during practice and after mastering the 1800 questions and answers. Usually, they read the book once and repeat the practice exam around 3 to 4 times.
There's a lot more you can do to pass and become a Certified Facility Manager. Just prepare yourself prior the exam, sleep well, and relax. And, before you realize it, you're already a Certified Facility Manager!